Dinner in 10: Jalapeno Chicken Quesadilla

How is it June already? Are you enjoying the same nice weather that we’ve been having these last couple of days?

I am so happy I ended up extending my vacation by a couple of days in hopes of getting caught up on things. I’ve been busy cleaning the house, putting away laundry [it never ends, I tell ya], and running errands.

I got home yesterday at 2pm after running around all morning and had a empty belly and a mean sugar craving.

I drank a bunch of water, heated up the indoor grill, and made this quesadilla in less time than it takes me to empty the dishwasher.

Ugh, I hate emptying the dishwasher?! But I <3 this quesadilla.

We can’t have it all I suppose.

Jalapeno Chicken Quesadilla
Recipe type: Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Corn free
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Serves: 1 quesadilla
A quick and easy, high protein dinner made up of jalapenos, healthy fats, plant, and animal based protein.
  • 1 rice tortilla
  • ½ leftover chicken breast, diced
  • ¼ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • ¼ red pepper, diced
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon mozzarella daiya cheese or other non-dairy cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon jalapenos, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon herbamare or himalayan rock salt
  1. Preheat grill or if you don’t have a grill, preheat oven to 375F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a cast iron pan over medium heat. Once melted, add onions and saute for 3-5 minutes. Add herbamare and red pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Place all remaining ingredients on half of the tortilla. Fold over and place on the grill. Push down with the top and allow to cook for 1 minute, or until cheese is melted. If cooking in the oven, place on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.

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What’s better than grilling up a meal in less than 10 minutes? Enjoying it outside! After I was done my quesadilla, I cuddled up to a good book on our patio and soaked in the sunshine [while wearing sunscreen of course!]

What’s your go-to quick dinner?

If you could give up one chore, for the rest of your life, what would it be?

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  1. This looks so tasty! Perfect for summer when I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.

  2. This looks FANTASTIC! I think I see quesadillas in my very near future! ;)

  3. Knowing I have to iron something gets me into a mood. I hate it. My quick meal is frittatas, they’re also a great way to empty the fridge before a big shop.

  4. quesadillas are such a quick and easy go to dinner for sure! I usually throw in it whatever I have in the fridge and call it good! Tonight my husband and I were craving cereal..weird? aha we didn’t feel like eating a big dinner..some days you just gotta do it! :)

  5. Thank goodness a healthy quesadilla like this can wipe away any cravings for sugar. Love that you used grilled chicken and rice tortillas.

  6. There really is nothing better than a warm cheese ooey gooey quesadilla! :)

    I hate all cleaning chores! I’m quite lazy in that respect!

    My go to meal is a big green salad with pita bread hummus and cheese/tofu :)