By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken breast. Top with light sour cream and pico de gallo.

Number of servings

Serves 4
  1. Weight management
  2. Healthy-carb
  3. Diabetes meal plan
  4. High-fiber


  1. 8 ounces diced cooked chicken breast
  2. 1 cup diced zucchini
  3. 1 diced yellow bell pepper
  4. 1 large diced tomato
  5. 1/2 cup diced red onion
  6. 1 diced jalapeno pepper
  7. 1 tablespoon diced garlic
  8. 1 lime
  9. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  10. 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  11. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  12. 2 whole-wheat tortillas, 12 inches in diameter


Heat the oven to 375 F. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, zucchini, bell pepper, tomato, onion, jalapeno and garlic. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the chicken mixture. Add the cheese, Tabasco and cumin; mix well.

Heat a large nonstick saute pan to medium heat. Lay one tortilla flat in the pan and spread half of the chicken mixture on one side. Fold the tortilla to cover the chicken mixture. Lightly brown each side of the tortilla. Repeat this process with the other tortilla. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted throughout and ingredients are warm. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1/2 quesadilla

  • Calories 345
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 71 mg
  • Sodium 649 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 28 g
  • Dietary fiber 16 g
  • Total sugars 3 g
  • Protein 27 g

Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

April 23, 2016