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Caramelized Pineapple Chicken Quesadillas with Strawberry Salsa

Caramelized Pineapple Chicken Quesadillas with Strawberry Salsa - perfect summertime eats! These quesadillas are loaded with flavors and make for a super simple meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Pineapple Chicken Quesadillas
Servings: 4
Calories: 477kcal

Ingredients

Quesadillas

  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks cut into squares
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned
  • 1/2 small jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 chicken breast boneless and skinless, I used rotisserie chicken, which I shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese white, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup cilantro fresh
  • 4 large tortillas I used corn and flour tortillas

Strawberry Salsa

  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 3/4 cup strawberries chopped
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro fresh
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil. Add pineapple and toss with salt and cinnamon, cooking until caramelized and golden, flipping occasionally – about 6-8 minutes.
  • Place pineapple in a bowl and set aside; add another 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil, tossing in onions and peppers with a pinch of salt. Stir and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Add chicken to skillet and cook until heated through. Remove chicken mixture from skillet and add to the bowl with pineapple.
  • Reduce the heat in the skillet to low and add another 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil. Place a tortilla down and sprinkle with a quarter cup of the cheese, chicken, the pineapple, onions and peppers, and cilantro, then add another 1/4 cup of cheese. Cook until tortilla is golden, then gently flip, keeping the ingredients inside, and cook until other side is golden. Repeat with remaining quesadilla, and serve with strawberry salsa.
  • For salsa, combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Notes

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Vitamin C: 89.7mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 1.5mg