Chipotle Chicken and California Avocado Quesadillas

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Total Time: 35 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 450
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 1130mg
Total Carbs 23g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Potassium 410mg

Vitamin A 750 IU; Vitamin C 13 mg; Calcium 211 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 1 IU; Folate 85 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 20%; Iron 8%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Delicious Mexican-inspired quesadillas — perfect for Cinco de Mayo!


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Serves: 8

1 1/2 cups cups shredded, roasted chicken 3/4 cup canned black beans, drained 1 bunch bunch green onions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 3 Tbsp. minced, canned chipotle chiles 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups grated Mexican manchego cheese 1 cup grated panela cheese 1/2 cup grated cotija cheese 4 10-inch flour tortillas 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 1 1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices Avocado Citrus Crema 1 ripe Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and quartered 1/2 cup light sour cream 1 lime, juiced 1/2 orange, juiced As needed Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Combine chicken, black beans, onions, cilantro, chiles, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Let sit 20 minutes to blend flavors.
  2. Mix cheeses together in a bowl.
  3. Lay tortillas on a counter and brush with melted butter.
  4. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place a tortilla, buttered side down, into the skillet and place a portion of cheese mixture over entire tortilla. Place a portion of chicken mixture over half of the tortilla, leaving the other half empty. Cover chicken mixture with a portion of avocado slices.
  5. Cook until cheese begins to melt, about 3 to 4 minutes. Fold tortilla in half, over the avocado and chicken mixture. Continue cooking until tortilla is lightly golden on both sides and cheese begins to ooze. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.
  6. Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with Avocado Citrus Crema.

Avocado Citrus Crema


  1. Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you are setting out a spread of appetizers, add a beautiful avocado rose to elevate the appeal. Or if you are looking for more casual appetizers try these California Avocado snack recipes.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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