How to make the best oven baked chicken quesadillas recipe show is really a very easy chicken quesadilla recipe. It is delicious and low fat quesadilla opposed to other pan fried versions. So do you want to see how to make the best oven baked chicken quesadillas? Lets get started!
Quesadillas are a great lunch option that you can take along to work or on picknick. You can even make them when you like a light dinner or as an afternoon snack. Quesadillas freeze really well so you can also make these ahead of time when you know you are in a hurry later on.
What I really like about this recipe is that it they are oven baked and low calorie quesadillas. They will get all crispy but without all of the fat that you get when you bake your quesadillas in a skillet.
But what makes a great quesadilla? In my opinion there are there are three things that make for a great quesadilla:
- Obviously it should contain a healthy quesadilla filling,
- Seasoning with great spices
- Wrapped in the most delicious flour tortilla you can find
Ideally you make your tortilla yourself because you will taste the difference. On the Tortilla Channel you can find so many different tortilla recipes to give your healthy quesadilla a twist, e.g.:
Oven baked chicken quesadilla ingredients
If you want to make this recipe you have to put the following ingredients on your shopping list:
- Chicken fillet
- Olive oil
- Chili powder
- Red and yellow bell peppers
- Black beans
- Grated cheese
How to make oven baked chicken quesadillas
Start by cutting the chicken fillet into really small strips. Add two tablespoons of chili powder and two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well so all chicken is covered with the chili powder seasoning and oil before you set it aside.
Heat a skillet and add the diced bell pepper and onions. Let is go soft and translucent before you set it aside. Then pan fry the chicken until golden brown. In the meanwhile heat your oven and baking tray at 450℉/220℃.
When the oven is hot take out the tray and construct your quesadillas on the baking tray. Put a sheet of parchment on the baking tray. Then add a tortilla and put 2 to 3 tablespoons of chicken to cover half of the tortilla. Then add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the bell pepper mix and black beans.
Lastly sprinkle the grated cheese on the quesadilla and fold the tortilla. You can choose a cheese like grated Mozzarella. To get more flavor you can choose for an older cheese that is more salty in taste.
Repeat and create two more quesadillas. Brush a little bit of oil on the top of the quesadillas and put them in the oven for 8 minutes.
Then take out the baking tray and turn the quesadillas before you return the baking tray into the oven for another 8 minutes.
Other quesadilla recipes
If you like quesadillas then you should definitely try these as well:
- Breakfast quesadillas – made with two ways of eggs
- Heavenly hearty quesadilla – spicy hot quesadilla
- Avocado shrimp quesadillas – crispy, easy to make and delicious.
See how you can make oven baked chicken quesadillas
Want to see how you can make oven baked chicken quesadillas? Watch the instruction video below:
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How to make the best oven baked chicken quesadillas recipe shows you how easy it is to make quesadillas in the oven. This recipe contains way less calories than when you pan fry a quesadilla. Lets get started!
- 200 g chicken fillet thinly sliced
- 3 medium tortillas
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 cup red and yellow bell peppers
- 1 diced onion
- 1 cup black beans
- ½ cup grated cheese
Put the chicken in a bowl together with two tablespoons of chili powder and two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well to cover the chicken with the chili powder and oil. Set aside
Heat a skillet and pan fry the diced bell pepper and onions until soft and translucent. Then set aside
Pan fry the chicken until golden brown in skillet
Heat your oven and baking tray at 450℉/220℃
Take baking tray out and construct your quesadillas on the baking tray on parchment paper. Add a tortilla with 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken to cover half of the tortilla. Then add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the bell pepper mix and black beans
Sprinkle grated cheese on the chicken and fold the tortilla. Repeat and create two more quesadillas. Brush the quesadillas with a little oil and put them in the oven for 8 minutes
Then take the baking tray out of the oven and turn the quesadillas before you return the baking tray into the oven for another 8 minutes
Cut the quesadillas in half and serve
Calories: 409; Fat: 23.5g; Carbohydrates: 29.1g; Protein: 23.6g