Easy Keto Cheese and Chicken Quesadillas Low Carb Recipe
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Keto Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

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Surprise yourself with a Mexican themed night by preparing a traditional and very simple recipe from villagers.

To speed up the process of cooking, you can use store-bought low carb tortillas, but wouldn’t it be fun to create a dish from scratch and test your cooking abilities. Plus, you know what you put in the tortillas and make sure it’s 100% keto-friendly.

One of the reasons why we love keto diet so much is because it gives us the cooking opportunities we never experienced before.

Besides, since most of the Mexican food is fresh and easy to cook, making low carb tortillas is simple and fast just mix all of the ingredients and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Now to the history of making quesadillas – originally they were made just form cheese, but nowadays to diverse the taste it can contain various ingredients like meat or vegetables.

So since it’s a native dish – feel free to experiment on cheese and maybe mixing different kinds of it. Most keto friendly cheese you can try are cheddar, Gouda, mozzarella, etc.

Same with chicken breast – it goes the best with cheese adjusting in seasonings, but any meat such as beef, pork and lamb will be good as well. You can also add vegetables inside with cheese and chicken.

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When Quesadillas are ready, cut them in triangular shapes with pizza knife this type of serving called – “sincronizada”.


Lets Ketofy It!

Coconut Flour Tortillas

Add eggs, very fine coconut flour, heavy cream, xanthan gum (really helps with binding ingredients in gluten free recipes) and a little bit of salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Let the batter sit for a few minutes.

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coconut flour tortilla ingredients

In a frying pan over a medium-high heat, add coconut oil or olive oil in and fry tortillas. The size of tortillas is up to your liking. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side. Repeat the process until you use all the batter.

Chicken Quesadillas

In a frying pan over medium heat, place one tortilla on then sprinkle with cheddar cheese and place the lid on to melt the cheese. Remove the lid and add shredded cooked chicken breast and extra cheese on top then cover with another tortilla.

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Once the cheese is melted, remove the whole quesadilla from the pan and place in a serving plate.

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Cut into 4 slices and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley or coriander before serving (optional).

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Keto Cheese and Chicken Quesadillas

This low-carb and keto-friendly chicken and cheese quesadillas is a perfect Mexican recipe for you to try.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb, Mexican
Keyword cheese quesadillas, keto chicken, keto quesadillas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 427kcal
Author KetoVale Team

Ingredients

For Tortillas:

For Quesadillas:

  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine all tortillas’ ingredients, whisk well and and let the batter sit for 8-10 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry tortillas for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  • Heat a clean frying pan over a medium heat, place one tortilla, sprinkle with cheese, put the lid on, wait until cheese begins to melt and add shredded chicken meat, more cheese and cover with another tortilla.
  • When the cheese is melted, remove the quesadilla from a pan, cut in four slices and sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving (optional).

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Notes

For the best result, use ground coconut flour that is very fine. This helps with texture and you can make thin tortillas. The xanthan gum helps make the tortilla sturdy and resilient without breaking it when removing.
You can replace heavy cream with unsweetened almond milk. You can also reduce the amount of whole egg and add an extra egg white. However, you will need to test and adjust the amount of flour used to obtain your desired consistency.
We have tried this recipe with almond flour yet. We’ll publish an almond flour version as soon as we try.
 

Nutrition/Macros

Nutrition Facts
Keto Cheese and Chicken Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 339mg113%
Sodium 283mg12%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1160IU23%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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