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!
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:
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