Friday, March 14, 2014

Chicken & Spinach Quesadilla

Everyone knows the basic quesadilla recipe - a tortilla and some cheese. Pretty basic, but always seems to satisfy the little ones. Well, the following recipe is a simple way to "spice" things up a bit. Throw some chicken and spinach in with your cheese and you have this gourmet chicken and spinach quesadilla.

One thing we discovered is if you can "crease" the edges of the tortilla, the chicken stays in a lot better - making it easier to dip and easier to eat... perfect for those little hands!

*** One simple way to mix the recipe up even more is to dip the quesadilla in our Family Favorite Guacamole recipe.

Chicken & Spinach Quesadilla
PREP: 20 minutes           COOK: 10 minutes            READY IN: 30 minutes

  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 cup spinach, broken up into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup salsa, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/4 cup low fat sour cream


  1. In medium bowl, mix shredded chicken, spinach, and cheese.
  2. On griddle (or large skillet), place tortilla with chicken mixture spread over half of the tortilla. Fold over the tortilla and "crease" the edges by pressing a spatula into them. 
  3. Cook each side of tortilla for 3 - 4 minutes, or until cheese has melted and tortilla is crispy.
  4. Serve with avocado, salsa, and sour cream - as desired.


    1 serving    581 calories   33.2 g fat   33.5 g carbs    36.2 g protein    3.5 g sugar   

Recipe adapted from Real Simple

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