Basic Chicken Quesadilla

Basic Chicken Quesadilla
Fat 48% Carbs 23% Protein 29%
Percent Calories

1 quesadilla of basic chicken quesadilla contains 852 Calories. The macronutrient breakdown is 23% carbs, 48% fat, and 29% protein. This is a good source of protein (109% of your Daily Value), potassium (13% of your Daily Value), and calcium (93% of your Daily Value).

2 quesadilla
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes



  1. For a much quicker recipe, cook the chicken beforehand if possible, and shred it. Combine the cheeses in a medium bowl.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat until hot, about 3 minutes. Place a tortilla in the pan and sprinkle with half of the chicken, half of the cilantro, and and half of the cheese mixture. Top with a second tortilla and cook until the underside of the bottom tortilla is golden brown in several spots and half of the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully flip the quesadilla over and cook until the underside of the second tortilla is crisp and golden brown in several spots and all of the cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  3. Slide the quesadilla from the pan onto a cutting board and cut into wedges. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make a second quesadilla. Serve topped with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

For 1 quesadilla of basic chicken quesadilla (324g)

Nutrient Value %DV
Calories 852
Fats 45g 57%
Saturated fats 24g 118%
Trans fats 1g
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 1409mg 61%
Carbs 48g 18%
Net carbs 46g
Fiber 2g 8%
Sugar 4g
Protein 61g
Calcium 926mg 93%
Iron 4mg 50%
Potassium 623mg 13%
Vitamin D 1μg 4%
Vitamins and Minerals
Alpha carotene 0.4μg
Beta carotene 136μg
Caffeine 0mg
Choline 122mg 22%
Copper 0.2mg 22%
Fluoride 50μg
Folate (B9) 149μg 37%
Lycopene 0μg
Magnesium 82mg 20%
Manganese 0.5mg 21%
Niacin 15mg 92%
Pantothenic acid 2mg 46%
Phosphorus 945mg 135%
Retinol 261μg
Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 62%
Selenium 74μg 135%
Theobromine 0mg
Thiamine 1mg 46%
Vitamin A IU 1101IU
Vitamin A 273μg 30%
Vitamin B12 1μg 50%
Vitamin B6 1mg 82%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0.3%
Vitamin D IU 27IU
Vitamin D2 0μg
Vitamin D3 1μg
Vitamin E 1mg 10%
Vitamin K 10μg 8%
Zinc 5mg 45%
Sugar 4g
Sucrose 1g
Glucose 0g
Fructose 0g
Lactose 0.1g
Maltose 2g
Galactose 0.1g
Starch 40g
Saturated fats 24g 118%
Monounsaturated fats 13g
Polyunsaturated fats 3g
Trans fats 1g
Fatty Acids
Total omega 3 0.1g
Total omega 6 1g
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0.1g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0g
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0g
Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) 0g
Amino Acids
Alanine 3g
Arginine 3g
Aspartic acid 5g
Cystine 1g
Glutamic acid 13g
Glycine 2g
Histidine 2g
Hydroxyproline 0g
Isoleucine 3g
Leucine 5g
Lysine 5g
Methionine 1g
Phenylalanine 3g
Proline 5g
Serine 3g
Threonine 3g
Tryptophan 1g
Tyrosine 3g
Valine 3g

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