Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas


Flour tortillas filled with chicken breast, onions, peppers, pico de gallo, and Monterey Jack cheese.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


Pico de Gallo:

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips

  • ½ onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 (12 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • ¼ cup sour cream, for topping


  1. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, salt, and pepper. Set pico de gallo aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add chicken and saute until cooked through and juices run clear. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

  3. Put the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the hot skillet and saute the sliced onion and green pepper until tender. Stir in the minced garlic and saute until the aroma is strong. Mix in half of the pico de gallo and chicken breast meat. Set aside; keep warm.

  4. In a heavy skillet, heat one flour tortilla. Spread 1/4 cup shredded cheese on the tortilla and top with 1/2 the chicken mixture. Sprinkle another 1/4 cup cheese over the chicken and top with another tortilla. When bottom tortilla is lightly brown and cheese has started to melt, flip quesadilla and cook on the opposite side. Remove quesadilla from skillet and cut into quarters. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve quesadillas with sour cream and remaining pico de gallo.

    close up view of a Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadilla on a blue plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

673 Calories
29g Fat
73g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 673
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 979mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 47mg 236%
Calcium 418mg 32%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 639mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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