healthy chicken quesadillas

as i was reorganizing my spice drawer, i found a recipe on a new bottle of McCormick crushed red pepper for chicken quesadilla. it looked so simple that i just had to give it a try!

when i made the chicken quesadilla, i tried to give it a healthier kick by adding a few additional ingredients: an extra cup of veggies, 2 teaspoons of turmeric and 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. in addition, i chose whole wheat flour tortillas.

these little changes didn’t add time or change the flavor of this yummy healthy chicken quesadilla. give it a try!


  • 2 cups boiled chicken, chopped
  • 2 cups soy cheese
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup additional vegetables (mix it up with onions, red bell pepper, broccoli, mushroom, or other favorite veggies!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 8 8-inch whole wheat flour tortillas


In a mixing bowl, add chicken, cheese, tomatoes and vegetables and mix together. Then add spices and flaxseed.

Spread even on 4 8-inch tortillas. Top each with another tortilla. Toast in 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes on each side (for even crispness) or until cheese melts.

Cut into quarters. Enjoy with salsa and guacamole, if desired!

original recipe from McCormick spice label

• try a different quesadilla recipe i made from an other post: southwest quesadilla


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