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Grilled Quesadilla

Want a simple family meal? Grilled Chicken Quesadillas are the perfect easy mealtime solution the whole family will love! This never fails to delight with chicken, cheese, onion and zucchini, and a zesty dressing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilling, Ninja Foodi Grill
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 44 minutes
Total Time 59 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 571kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces chicken breast
  • ½ cup Italian Dressing divided
  • 1 small red onion sliced into moons
  • 1 small zucchini shredded
  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
  • For serving: Plain Greek Yogurt Sour Cream Tomatoes or Salsa

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes or up to four hours.
  • Place red onion and zucchini in a small bowl and pour the dressing over. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes. Drain.

Grill

  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and grill covered for 8 minutes.
  • Flip and grill for another 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and allow to rest.
  • While the chicken is resting, spray a grill basket with oil and add the vegetables.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the vegetables for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • During the last five minutes, the vegetables are cooking, dice the chicken.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Lightly oil the grill grate and increase the heat to medium.
  • Add a tortilla and top with the vegetables, chicken, and cheese.
  • Add another tortilla and grill, flipping once, until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.

Ninja Foodi Grill

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat using the grill setting.
  • Set the timer on your Foodi Grill for 16 minutes.
  • Add the chicken when the grill is preheated and cook for 8 minutes, flip and cook for another 8 minutes, or until the chicken is 160° F at its thickest point.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and allow to rest.
  • Add the vegetables to the grill and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • During the last 5 minutes, the vegetables are cooking, dice the chicken.
  • Increase the heat to medium and add a tortilla to the Foodi Grill.
  • Top with vegetables, chicken, and cheese.
  • Add another tortilla. Cook for about 8 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1104mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 569IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 394mg | Iron: 3mg