Use leftover chicken or turkey to make these Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas, and these are low in net carbs! Mix up the filling and keep it in the fridge to make quesadillas a few times with your leftover turkey or chicken.

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Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese finished quesadillas on serving plate

Lots of people love the Mexican flavors in green chile chicken recipes, and these Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas are a seriously fun idea for leftover turkey or chicken. I love this recipe because of the way the chicken or turkey, cream cheese, and green chile filling combined and heated in a in the quesadilla reminds me of my favorite Low-Carb Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas!

And if you like creamy chicken enchiladas with green chiles you’re going to love this easy recipe for Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas! One of the best things about this recipe is that you can make the chicken or turkey, cream cheese, and green chile filling and keep it in the fridge to make quesadillas over and over when you need a quick dinner, so it might be worth buying some deli chicken or turkey even if you don’t have leftovers.

Then when you need a quick lunch or dinner, grab a low-carb tortilla and some grated mozzarella and you’re ready to eat in less than 10 minutes!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

What makes these Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas extra good?

In this recipe the leftover chicken or turkey is chopped and then combined with diced green chiles and and cream cheese and spread on to one side of the tortillas. That’s topped with cheese and then cooked in the frying pan to create chicken quesadillas that are extra cheesy and loaded with green chile flavor!

What kind of green chiles did we use for the chicken quesadillas?

The diced green chiles used in this recipe are Anaheim chiles, not Jalapenos! Of course if you really like it spicy you can use a hotter canned chile.

Which Low-Carb Tortillas Do I Use?

I spotlighted the Mission Carb Balance Tortillas and shared my favorite recipes with low-carb tortillas if you’re interested in reading that. But I do think there are lots of options for good low-carb tortillas, so use the ones you prefer!

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How to Make Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Pulse chopped leftover chicken or leftover turkey in the food processor until it’s shredded apart.
  2. Then add green chiles and cream cheese and pulse a few times to make a creamy mixture.
  3. Spread a thin layer on a low-carb tortilla, lay it in a heated pan, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, or any cheese you prefer.
  4. Fold over the tortilla and cook about two minutes per side, or until the quesadilla is nicely browned and the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve hot. I like these quesadillas with some sour cream and salsa for dipping; enjoy!

Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas on serving plate with sour cream and salsa in background

More Tasty Quesadillas with low-carb tortillas:

Kale and Cheese Quesadillas

Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas

Egg Salad Breakfast Quesadillas

Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese finished quesadillas on serving plate
Yield: 8 quesadillas

Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Make these Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas with leftover chicken or turkey for a quick dinner idea that's loaded with cheesy chicken and and green chile flavors. You can make a batch of the filling with turkey or chicken and keep it in the fridge!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. leftover chicken or turkey (see notes)
  • one 4 oz. can diced green chiles, drained
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 Mission Carb Balance tortillas (see notes)
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 2 tsp. olive oil for brushing the pan (see notes)
  • sour cream for serving (optional)
  • salsa for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Coarsely chop the chicken or turkey and put in food processor.
  2. Pulse a few times until the poultry is shredded apart. (You can probably chop and mix by hand too if you don’t have a food processor.)
  3. Add the drained green chiles and cream cheese and pulse a few more times until the mixture is combined.
  4. Mist or brush a non-stick frying pan with olive oil (or non-stick spray if you prefer) and turn on heat to medium-low.
  5. Spread one-half of a low-carb tortilla with the chicken or turkey mixture and lay in the frying pan.
  6. Sprinkle a little bit of grated mozzarella over that and use a turner to fold over the quesadilla.
  7. Cook about 2 minutes per side, or until the cheese is melted and the outside of the tortilla is nicely browned.
  8. Serve hot, with sour cream and salsa on the side if desired.

Notes

Chicken or turkey that’s not sliced too thin will work best, I have made this with leftover rotisserie chicken and also used the sliced roasted turkey from Costco.

I love Mission Carb Balance Low-Carb Tortillas, but there are lots of good brands. Use 8-10 inch size tortillas. You can use melted butter instead of olive oil if you prefer.

Nutritional information doesn't include the optional sour cream and salsa for serving. Be sure to check the net carbs as the low-carb tortillas are high in fiber!

This recipe created by Kalyn with experimenting assistance from Kara and Jake.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 11.6gSaturated Fat: 4.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5.2gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 786mgCarbohydrates: 23.2gFiber: 15.3gSugar: 2.3gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Using low-carb tortillas and low-fat cream cheese and mozzarella would make these Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas a good choice for phase 2 of the original South Beach Diet. With low-carb tortillas it would also be suitable for low-carb eating plans, and low-carb dieters will want full-fat cheese and cream cheese.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2015. It was updated with more information in 2022.

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