Guide to Summer: Cooking

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Guide to Summer: Cooking

Host Phoebe Lapine guides you through some healthy options for summertime cooking favorites! New episodes every Friday throughout the summer (9 Episodes)
Recipe
Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 304
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 6
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
304
15.2% Complete
15%
Fat
15g
23.0769230769% Complete
23%
Cholesterol
48mg
16.0% Complete
16%
Sodium
687mg
29.8695652174% Complete
30%
Carbohydrates
22g
17.0542635659% Complete
17%
Fiber
3g
12.0% Complete
12%
Sugar
2g
4.0% Complete
4%
Protein
21g
41.1764705882% Complete
41%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons melted extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 6 taco-sized corn, brown rice or whole wheat tortillas
  • ¼ cup hot sauce, preferably Frank's Red Hot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • Sea salt & pepper
Method
Fire up an indoor grill pan or charcoal grill. Place the chicken breasts on a work surface. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat, for 4 minutes on each side, rotating 90 degrees halfway through cooking to get a nice crosshatch. Allow the chicken to rest until cool enough to touch – approximately 5-6 minutes. Roughly chop the chicken and add to a mixing bowl along with the coconut oil and hot sauce. Toss to combine and taste for seasoning. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and ½ teaspoon sea salt. Whisk until smooth. To assemble the quesadillas, arrange the tortillas on a clean work surface. Slather one side of each with a scant tablespoon of the yogurt sauce. Arrange a thin layer of the chicken mixture on one half of the tortillas. Top with the onions and cheese. Fold the tortillas in half. Grill the tortillas until crispy and charred, about 2 minutes per side, rotating 90 degrees halfway through to get a nice crosshatch. Cut in half and serve alongside the remaining yogurt sauce. Serves 4-6