Maple-Chicken Quesadillas

Lighter Fare | Chicken | Sandwiches

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Portions: 4


  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers, the colors of your choice, diced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably golden syrup for its delicate flavor)
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1/2 cup store bought salsa, mild or strong
  • 8 8-inch tortillas
  • 1 cup Tex-Mex mix grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sour cream, to garnish
  • Extra salsa, to garnish


  1. In a frying pan, brown the onion and peppers in oil and maple syrup. Allow to reduce until most liquid evaporated.
  2. Transfer to a bowl until warm. Add chicken and salsa. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  3. Spread the tortillas on a work surface. Sprinkle cheese over each half, and cover with vegetable and chicken mixture. Fold back and close tortillas, then squeeze lightly.
  4. In a large non-stick skillet, brown the first quesadillas in a little oil over low heat for about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Transfer them onto a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep them warm while others are cooking.
  6. Serve hot with sour cream and salsa.