Chicken and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Serve with salsa, salad, cilantro and sour cream/guacamole

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


1/2  cup  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

2  tablespoons  chopped cilantro

2  tablespoons  fresh lime juice

2  tablespoons  extravirgin olive oil

2  jalapeño peppers, sliced

1  (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast half

1/2  teaspoon  salt

1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

1  medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Cooking spray

3  (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas

6  tablespoons  (3 ounces) crumbled soft goat cheese

1  tablespoon  chopped fresh cilantro

4  teaspoons  fat-free sour cream

Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Lime wedges (optional)


Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Place chicken in a zip-top plastic bag. Add broth mixture. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Preheat grill.

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken and onion on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill onion 3 minutes on each side or until onions are browned. Grill chicken 6 minutes on each side or until done. Cool 5 minutes. Cut chicken into very thin slices.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Place 1 tortilla on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cheese, half of chicken, half of onion, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro. Top with 1 tortilla. Sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons cheese, chicken, onion, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro. Top with remaining tortilla. Coat tortilla with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 4 wedges. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon sour cream. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light


2 thoughts on “Chicken and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

  1. What about some dessert??

    Here is a slimmed down recipe that my Dad and Judi came up with using Birchbark Farm goat cheese. (let me know if you want the full version)

    Take puff pastry and bake it per instructions
    cut each one in half
    fill with goat cheese and berries of your choice
    put top back on and whipped cream and berries on top

    They said it was yummy!

    If you try it you will have to let me know what you think.

    • Yes, I will try it and post suggestions. If you have a full recipe with quantities, temperature, etc. please feel free to add it in comments!

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