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Apple Chicken Quesadilla


Packed with flavor and nutrition, this quesadilla makes for an awesome dinner (or lunch, or even breakfast)! Another bonus is that almost all of the ingredients are WIC-approved.


Number of Servings - 2

Prep Time - 25 minutes

Cook Time - 55 minutes


5 Peppercorns

2-3 Cloves Garlic (smashed)

1 Chicken Breast

1 Can of Diced Tomatoes

1 Can of Diced Green Chiles

1 Onion (diced)

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 Lime (juiced)

1/2 Cup of Cilantro

1 Carrot (grated)

4 Ounces of Cheese (grated)

1 Apple

2 Whole Wheat Tortillas


1. Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the chicken. Add the black peppercorns and smashed garlic. Bring to a boil.

2. Add chicken to the boiling water. Cook chicken for 15 minutes.

3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the salsa. Make sure all of your fresh produce is washed. Combine diced tomatoes, green chilis, onion, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a bowl. Mix well and set aside. Cut apple in half and remove the core. Slice thinly.

4. Once chicken is cooked, remove from heat and allow to cool in the liquid for 15-20 minutes. (Chicken is cooked when the internal temperature is 165 degrees F and there is no pink on the inside.)

5. Transfer chicken to separate cutting board. Remove skin and bones. Then shred chicken meat. If you used a boneless and skinless breast, simply shred.

6. Add shredded chicken, carrots, cheese, apples, and salsa to one side of a tortilla and fold in half. Repeat with the other tortilla.

8. Cook each quesadilla in a large pan over medium heat until the cheese is melted and both sides are golden brown.

Helpful Tips: Using leftover chicken and/or already made salsa will lessen the time it takes to prepare this recipe. If you do not have whole peppercorns, feel free to use 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper in its place. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. No matter how much chicken is prepared, make sure it's internal temperature is 165 degrees F and that there is no pink on the inside.


About the Author...

My name is Katie, and I'm a writer for wichealth. I love cooking and creating healthy and delicious recipes. With our Health eKitchen (wichealth's recipe database) recipes, I always have an arsenal of nutritious recipes to test!


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