Chicken, Monterey Jack & Apple Quesadilla


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  • 4 7-inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 apple, very thinly sliced
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 4 tsp blackberry jam
  • Olive oil

These quesadillas are the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and tart.

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  • Yield
    4 servings
  • Prep time
  • Cook time
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  • Cuisine
    Spanish, Mexican, American
  • In Category
    Lunch, Dinner,
  • Level


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Brush one side of a tortilla with olive oil. Place the tortilla, oil-side down, in the warm skillet.
  3. Top with 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 cup chicken. Arrange half of the apple slices on top, then layer on pieces of baby spinach and top with 1/2 cup cheese.
  4. Spread 2 teaspoons jam on a second tortilla, place jam-side-down on cheese, and brush the top of the tortilla with olive oil.
  5. Cook the quesadilla for 2-3 minutes or until browned, then carefully flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Repeat using other two tortillas. Slice into wedges and serve with crisp green salads.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 354
  • Protein Content: 22g
  • Carbohydrate Content: 36g
  • Fiber Content: 5g
  • Fat Content: 14g
  • Sodium Content: 560mg
  • Sugar Content: 14g