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Taco Chicken Quesadillas

Taco Chicken Quesadillas with white bean salsa. A delicious, healthy 30-minute meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 580kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts , cut into chunks
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 large flour tortillas (white or whole grain )
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado , diced
  • sour cream , for topping, if desired

For the white bean salsa:

  • 1/2 white onion , chopped
  • 1 small fresh jalapeño pepper , washed, deveined, seeded
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt , to taste
  • 15 ounce can white beans , drained and rinsed

Instructions

  • Add chicken pieces, taco seasoning and lime juice to a ziplock bag and shake well to combine. 
  • Refrigerate while you make the white bean salsa, or for up to 8 hours.

For the Salsa:

  • To a food processor or blender add onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Pulse/blend until finely diced. 
  • Remove contents to a bowl. Stir in white beans. Refrigerate.
  • Add a little olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken pieces and cook, turning once, until cooked through. 
  • Allow chicken to rest for a few minutes before shredding it with two forks.
  • Spread a small handful of cheese into a single layer on a tortilla. 
  • Add a handful of shredded chicken and 1/4 cup white bean salsa. 
  • Sprinkle another small handful of cheese on top. Cook quesadilla on a clean skillet over medium heat, flipping once, until tortillas are golden and cheese is melted. 
  • Serve warm with diced avocados and extra white bean salsa and sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1437mg | Potassium: 1124mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 30.9% | Vitamin C: 15% | Calcium: 51.5% | Iron: 30.3%