Chicken, Chard & Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas

This easy chicken quesadilla features earthy chard, sun-dried tomatoes and fontina cheese. For added flavor, you can use the oil from the sun-dried tomato jar to cook your veggies.

Chicken Chard and Sundried Tomato Quesadillas
Photo: Rachel Marek
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 cups coarsely chopped stemmed chard leaves

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 4 ounces shredded cooked chicken

  • ¼ cup slivered oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes

  • 2 (8 inch) whole-wheat tortillas

  • ½ cup shredded fontina cheese


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until softened and starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add chard, water, pepper and salt; cook, stirring, until the chard is tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken and sun-dried tomatoes; cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Wash and dry the skillet.

  2. Place tortillas on a cutting board. Sprinkle each tortilla with 1/4 cup cheese. Spread about 1 cup chicken mixture across the bottom half of each tortilla and fold the top half over the chicken.

  3. Coat the clean skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the quesadillas and cook until the tortillas are browned and the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes per side. Cut into wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
20g Fat
29g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 quesadilla
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Vitamin A 3740IU 75%
Vitamin C 34mg 38%
Vitamin D 9IU 2%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Vitamin K 450mcg 375%
Sodium 717mg 31%
Calcium 252mg 19%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 80mg 19%
Potassium 650mg 14%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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