Mexican food is a favorite by many. There’s an infinite number of options, explosive flavors, and often leaves your mouth watering for more.
Below, we have a healthier alternative for your typical Chicken Quesadillas. Instead of heating them up with oil or butter, this recipe is oven-cooked and ready to eat in 25 minutes. Let’s get cooking!
Healthy(ish) Chicken Quesadillas | Yields 3-4 servings
1 lb cooked chicken breast, gently shredded
4 bell peppers, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
2.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
12 large (8″) whole wheat tortillas
A small container for plain greek yogurt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, add in the cooked chicken, chopped bell peppers, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix until just combined.
Lay out the tortillas on the baking tray, or as many as you can fit. Fold in half. Sprinkle cheese on one side, then place in the chicken mixture. Place more cheese on top of it and then close the tortilla. Repeat until no more tortillas are left.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tortilla begins to brown on top.
Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes. Garnish with cilantro and avocado slices and serve with salsa and plain Greek yogurt (a healthy alternative to sour cream).
*inspired by ifoodreal.com , photo from cookingclassy.com
*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!