Nothing like a low carb chicken quesadilla!
One of my favorite meals for lunch or dinner during my teenage years was a jack cheese and chicken quesadilla with jalapeño (sometimes steak as well). Add some delicious salsa and sour cream and I was in heaven! I would always get it from the same small, authentic Mexican restaurant multiple times a week. Unhealthy? Sure. Delicious? Absolutely! Easy? You betchya.
Since I’ve started keto, quesadillas have been out of the question due to the high carb amount in the wraps. Most wraps are made using white, all purpose flour so they are filled with carbs. Luckily, since keto diets and low carb diet are becoming more popular, there are starting to be more low carb wrap options on the market. Thanks to those, over the past few weeks we’ve been making low carb wraps (5g or 6g of carbs) for breakfast or lunch and trying out some of these new low carb wraps that we found in our grocery store. After eating a few breakfast wraps, I realized that I can rekindle my once passionate relationship with a low carb chicken quesadilla!
While we had the problem of the wraps solved, I still needed to find a good low carb option for salsa. You may be surprised to learn that jars of salsa have lots of carbs packed into them as well. Tomatoes are actually fairly high in carbs as well as some peppers. In addition to the main ingredients in salsa having a decent amount of carbs, lots of companies add sugar or corn syrup to the salsa as well in order to get more flavor packed in. Not cool!
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Thanks again to the rise in keto followers though, we have some great low carb salsa options now as well! Now, all the ingredients I needed to make low carb chicken quesadillas we on hand- low carb tortillas, low carb salsa and my favorite pulled chicken made me ready to go!
We always purchase Mission Low Carb Wraps and Mrs. Renfro’s Green Salsa. The salsa is probably the best I’ve ever had and has no added sugars or hidden carbs. You should be able to find both of these ingredients in any major grocery store or you can also order them online. You may want to order a whole case of the salsa- it is seriously delicious.
After making this recipe and taking just one bite of the quesadilla, I was in heaven. I seriously missed this delicious lunch/dinner option! It came out even more delicious than when I used to buy it because we get to season the chicken, add more cheese and use any other ingredients we want! Sometimes, making things at home is just so much better, especially when you can make it completely keto and completely amazing! Enjoy!
Here’s how to make it:
- 3 oz pepper jack
- 2.5 oz chicken breast grilled
- 1/2 avocado sliced thin
- 1 tsp chopped jalapeño
- 1 low carb wrap
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- If not already done, grill the chicken breast with spices (optional) for additional flavor. Make sure it’s chopped so it cooks quicker and is ready to go into your quesadilla.
- Place your wrap on a frying pan wide enough to allow the wrap to lay as fully flat as possible on a medium heat.
- After a 2 minutes, flip the wrap over and begin laying out the pepper jack. Don’t get too close to the corners (leave a little less than in inch from the edges of the wrap).
- Add the chopped chicken breast, sliced avocado and jalapeño to only one half of the wrap.
- Fold the wrap over with a spatula and press down to flatten (not too much!). This will ensure the melted cheese glues the quesadilla together.
- Take off the pan and cut into thirds. Enjoy with salsa and/or sour cream!
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Didn’t know about these tortillas, but when I tried them I was so glad, because once you browned them they taste just like the real deal! Thanks a bunch!
how many carbs
It’s 7 net carbs.
This is an old recipe that we missed when we went back and reformatted our recipes into the new style. Thanks for pointing it out 🙂
This looks amazing! Love how easy and delicious your recipes are!
Have you considered adding the calories? It would be so helpful…
Thank you for the kind words!
We ourselves don’t count calories, though we do estimate them based on macros (and they’re pretty accurate). Perhaps we’ll add calorie counts to the nutrition section of each recipe. Thanks for your feedback 🙂