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Apple Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Apple Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

My sister came up with easy recipe that can be served as a main course or an appetizer. People are surprised by the combination of chicken, apples, tomatoes and corn inside the crispy tortillas, but they love it. —Stacia Slagle of Maysville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 medium tart apples, sliced
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 3/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Place about 3/4 cup on half of each tortilla. Fold tortilla in half over filling and secure with toothpicks.
  • 2. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3. Carefully turn quesadillas over; bake 5-8 minutes longer or until golden brown. Discard toothpicks. Cut each quesadilla into three wedges. Serve with lettuce, salsa and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 wedges equals 289 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 629 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.

Reviews for Apple Chicken Quesadillas

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"I was a little confused on how to cut the apples up (it specified sliced) but the dish was good. I wasn't sure how to approach putting the lettuce on it either so i just spread the sour cream on top of each slice then added the lettuce and topped with salsa. Good overall."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"Was good. Husband is not exactly a fan of quesadillas. Otherwise I would make it again."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"This has been a family favorite ever since the first time we tried it. The flavors are delicious, and I love how easy it is to put together."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"This has been a family favorite ever since we first tried it. I love that the filling is easy to make ahead for a quick dinner later."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"This has been a family favorite ever since we tried it! The flavors are absolutely delicious, and it's easy to make the filling ahead of time for a quick dinner later."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"Made last night and the family loved them. I didn't use the tomatoes and brushed the outside of the tortillas with a little olive oil before baking. I will make again."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"A friend is recently diagnosed as diabetic so we're trying to find recipes that the whole gang will enjoy. This recipe meets that goal. A definite crowd pleaser."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"Light, tasteful, and easy!!! My family loved it."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"This recipe is delicious! I am very new to cooking and this was so easy! I left the corn out because I thought it would make it too sweet but my husband loved it! He went back for seconds :) I served it with salsa and guacamole and he was in heaven! I would definitely make it again!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"Surprisingly delicious combination! I forgot to serve with the lettuce, salsa & sour cream and just ate them "plain" for dinner. I chopped my apples to 1/4" thick x 3/4" wide. I thought it was going to be a pain to stuff, fold, secure and flip but it wasn't. Delicious!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"It was great! Everyone from the two year old to the teenager loved it!"

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"Excellent! My family loved it! We followed the recipe exactly and found that the apple amount was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful dish."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"We loved it, but I will use less apple next time."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"They were just soooo good!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"This was very good."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"So yummy and easy to make!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"Easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"I made this recipe for my husband for lunch. It was so yummy! I love that there are so many veggies & fruits in them, sweet yet tasty! Great recpie!"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"We like these at our house. I didn't think my husband would, because the sweet/savory thing doesn't always fly with him. However, he really enjoyed these too. We serve with sour cream and guacamole, skipping the lettuce and the salsa."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2008

"6 points"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.