Spicy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

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Spicy Chicken Quesadillas
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  1. In a pot, bring oregano, bay leaves, chicken broth, peppers, onion, and garlic to boil.
  2. Add chicken, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for about 1/2 hour until chicken is cooked. Be sure to submerge the chicken in soup base as completely as possible or occasionally turn the chicken in pot.
  3. Remove chicken and place into a large bowl until it is cool enough to handle.
  4. Meanwhile, combine chili powder, salsa, cumin, and hot sauce in a small bowl.
  5. Shred chicken with two forks or with gloved hands (I find the latter easier to do).
  6. Add the sauce mixture to the chicken and mix thoroughly (again, using a gloved hand works best). Add 1-2 tablespoons of the soup base for flavor and to keep chicken moist.
  7. Heat a fry pan or skillet with olive oil.
  8. Heat a tortilla on one side for about a minute and flip over.
  9. Place shredded chicken on half of the tortilla, evenly spreading it out.
  10. Sprinkle cheese over it, evenly spreading it out, as little or as much as you want!
  11. Fold tortilla over and press down. Heat on one side for about 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Then, flip on other side and repeat.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 636.62 Kcal (2665 kJ)
Calories from fat 367.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.87g 63%
Cholesterol 198.11mg 66%
Sodium 1755.57mg 73%
Potassium 766.5mg 16%
Total Carbs 5.99g 2%
Sugars 3.05g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.36g 5%
Protein 60.84g 122%
Vitamin C 16.6mg 28%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 40%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 928.4mg 93%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 144.02 Kcal (603 kJ)
Calories from fat 83.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.25g 63%
Cholesterol 44.82mg 66%
Sodium 397.16mg 73%
Potassium 173.4mg 16%
Total Carbs 1.35g 2%
Sugars 0.69g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.31g 5%
Protein 13.76g 122%
Vitamin C 3.8mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 40%
Iron 0.2mg 4%
Calcium 210mg 93%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.9
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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