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Chicken and zucchini quesadilla

Medically reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Serves 4

Dietitian Tip

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken breast. Top with light sour cream and pico de gallo.


  • 8 ounces diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1 large diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 diced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon diced garlic
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 whole-wheat tortillas, 12 inches in diameter


Heat the oven to 375 F. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, zucchini, bell pepper, tomato, onion, jalapeno and garlic. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the chicken mixture. Add the cheese, Tabasco and cumin; mix well.

Heat a large nonstick saute pan to medium heat. Lay one tortilla flat in the pan and spread half of the chicken mixture on one side. Fold the tortilla to cover the chicken mixture. Lightly brown each side of the tortilla. Repeat this process with the other tortilla. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted throughout and ingredients are warm. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1/2 quesadilla
Carbohydrate28 g
Cholesterol71 mg
Fiber16 g
Protein27 g
Sodium649 mg
Monounsaturated Fat3 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Total Fat14 g

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