Chicken, Peach, and Arugula Quesadillas

Chicken, Peach, and Arugula Quesadillas

I’ve been obsessed with peaches lately. I can smell them the second I enter the produce section and they are just irresistible to me! Fresh, ripe fruit is just heavenly this time of year and I decided to experiment with peaches in this quesadilla!

Chicken, Peach, and Arugula Quesadillas

I thought this flavor combo could be weird, but I am so glad I was wrong because it’s SO good! The sweet peaches pair so well with the spicy pepper jack cheese, the arugula, and tender chicken! You can also use jack cheese if you want to give this to the kiddos. My other favorite thing about this quesadilla is the honey lime drizzle! I first saw this drizzle in Cooking Light last year and thought it would be perfect for these flavors! This quesadilla is light and so flavorful and the best way to up your quesadilla game!

Chicken, Peach, and Arugula Quesadillas

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Chicken, Peach, and Arugula Quesadillas

Yield: serves 2-3

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 small flour tortillas (6-inch)
  • cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie)
  • 1 ripe peach, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup fresh arugula
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 small lime, juiced

Directions:

  1. Spray one side of a tortilla with cooking spray and place sprayed-side down on a fry pan over medium low heat. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of the pepper jack cheese on the tortilla. Then, arrange 2/3 cup of the shredded chicken, about 1/2 of the sliced peach, and half the arugula. Sprinkle another 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese on top. Spray one side of another tortilla with cooking spray and place spray-side up on top.
  2. Use a spatula to press down on the quesadilla. Cook for about 1-2 minutes and then carefully flip over. Cook the other side for another 3 minutes or so until golden. Flip back over to other side if necessary. Remove from the heat and slice. Repeat this process with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir together the honey and lime juice. Drizzle over the quesadillas.

Chicken, Peach, and Arugula Quesadillas

   

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