Chicken Quesadillas with Creamy Avocado Dip [& Giveaway!]

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Happy Tuesday friends! I’ve got an amazing post for you guys today, coming from the extremely talented Kristina of Whipped. Seriously, if you haven’t been to her blog, please go check it out! She takes the prettiest photos and is an absolutely doll. As a sponsor this month, I gave her a recipe challenge! My challenge for Kristina was to whip up a healthy and delicious meal using Chobani yogurt. As you know, I’m a HUGE fan of Cho (check out this arsenal of my chobani recipes) and I love creating unique recipes using their yogurt.

If you’ve never tried Chobani or have never cooked with it, you’re in luck! I’m giving away six 16 ounce tubs of the ‘gurt to one lucky reader!  Now, before we get to that, it’s time for you to drool over these amazing chicken quesadillas with cream avocado dip that the lovely Kristina made!

Hi Everyone! I am so excited that Claire is hosting me on her delicious blog today! My name is Kristina and I’m the blogger behind Whipped, a healthy cooking, baking, and nutrition blog. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still recuperating from the Thanksgiving cooking marathon! Between the main event Thursday, family packed weekend, and 12,000 + dishes, the most gourmet I really want to get right now is ordering food… from a gourmet restaurant.  So when Claire asked me to come up with a yummy way to use up my Chobani Greek Yogurt, I knew I wanted something quick, delicious, and packed with all the comfort food flavors I crave! Quesadillas seemed absolutely perfect.

This is a no-fuss meal with little prep and a lot of flavor. I stuffed mine with caramelized red onions, sautéed black beans, garlic, and cheese – but you can definitely throw in whatever leftover veg you have on hand. Rotisserie chicken rounds out the meal with zero prep and plenty of leftovers to toss with stir fries, salads, and soups for the rest of the week. The savory quesadillas pair perfectly with the bright avocado dip. I used Chobani Greek Yogurt to give the avocados their creamy fluffy texture. Mixed up with a little red onion, garlic, and cumin, this is absolutely delish with the quesadillas!

Enjoy! Thanks again Claire for sharing your irresistible blog with me today!

Chicken Quesadillas with Creamy Avocado Dip

Yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  •  4 whole grain tortillas
  • Cooking Spray

For the Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese

For the Avocado Dip: 

  • 1 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons nonfat Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions: 

1. Make the Avocado Dip – Combine avocado, greek yogurt, garlic, red onion, lemon juice, and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth. Set aside.

2. Heat canola oil in a medium large skillet over medium heat. Add red onion and cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add in the black beans and garlic and saute until the beans are heated through, 2-3 minutes. Add in shredded chicken and salt and cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Top one half of a tortilla with 1/4 of the chicken mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Gently fold quesadilla in half. Transfer to skillet and cook 2 minutes on one side, or until golden brown. Flip, and cook the other side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Cut each quesadilla into thirds and enjoy with avocado dip!

Nutritional information per quesadilla with 2 tablespoons dip:

Calories: 360
Fat: 15 grams
Carbohydrates: 34 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Protein: 23 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 9

Now, the giveaway  One lucky reader will win six 16 ounce tubs in a variety of flavor from the lovely folks at Chobani! Just enter the prompts below! Giveaway ends December 8th and midnight.

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Comments

  1. Posted by Rebecca W. on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    my favorite food would have to be apples. I could eat them all day every day in any form!
  2. Posted by Kelsey Spencer on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    My favorite food is chicken tenders. I'm a sucker for them and order them at almost any restaurant I go to that has them on the menu.
  3. Posted by Brittany on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    My favorite food is spaghetti. I am a sucker for carbs.
  4. Posted by Kehau on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    My favorite food is pasta w/ some yummy veggies!
  5. Posted by vand on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    my favourite food would have to be a nice steak
  6. Posted by katie on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    My mom's thanksgiving stuffing! It's not your average stuffing since she adds lots of fun things like smoked oysters, sausage, and celery, and walnuts! It only comes around once a year (if I see her), so it's definitely a treat!
  7. Posted by Jayde A. on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    I found this recipe from Pinterest. I love your blog!
  8. Posted by Jayde A. on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    And my favorite food is pizza~
  9. Posted by Ray on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Enjoy homemade meatloaf!
  10. Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    What do you know, my favorite IS yogurt :)
  11. Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Chinese food. Without a doubt
  12. Posted by Jessica P. on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Pasta and veggies...you can't go wrong!
  13. Posted by Kara on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Apples are my fav food, hands down!
  14. Posted by The Beeroness on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    I could put that avocado dip on everything.
  15. Posted by Katie on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    I think I have to go with fresh baked bread as my fave food!
  16. Posted by Caitlin on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    any in-season fruit especially blueberries, strawberries, and oranges!
  17. Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Lately I have been adding Greek yogurt to everything, including avocado. we love the stuff around here.
  18. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    That avocado dips looks perfect with the quesadillas!
  19. Posted by Becca on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Potatoes :) I love all forms and could eat them every meal of the day!
  20. Posted by Sarah H.P. on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    My favorite food is BBQ pulled pork!
  21. Posted by Kristin Crysler on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    My fav food is ice cream. I never let myself eat it except for on special occasions.
  22. Posted by Natalie S on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    My favorite food is salmon!
  23. Posted by MaryB on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Hard to pick just one favorite food but maybe hummus or yogurt.
  24. Posted by Ashley E on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Favorite food is ice cream
  25. Posted by Pas de Deux Blog on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    I love Greek yogurt - it's almost as good as ice cream ;-)
  26. Posted by Dinnersdishesdessert on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Yum!! Love these quesadillas, and the dipping sauce!

    Favorite food - chocolate!
  27. Posted by Renata on
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    I love stawberry cheesecake with plump juicy berries!
  28. Posted by Kristen on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    Roasted winter squash is my favorite! I can't get enough!
  29. Posted by JessieC on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    kale chips
  30. Posted by Alice Choi on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    fave food? pasta!
  31. Posted by JudiB on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    Fav food...Dark chocolate, is there anything else?
  32. Posted by Bree on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    I love chobani too! In fact I just made an avocado sauce with it for a shrimp recipe
  33. Posted by barbara n on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    My favorite food is pasta!
  34. Posted by Evi on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    Recently, my favorite food has been Nutella! Yum!
  35. Posted by What Lauren Likes on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    honestly all food is my fave....but currently it's been advent chocolate and walnuts
  36. Posted by Sommer Collier on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    Love the color of the dip. :)
  37. Posted by Jennifer Drummond on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    Looks delish! I love avacado and yogurt together!
  38. Posted by Elin Woods on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    My favorite food is probably a killer medium rare steak with fresh seasonal veggies and a class of cab franc.
  39. Posted by Corisa on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    My favorite food has got to be bagel sandwiches!
  40. Posted by Savory Simple on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    looks tasty!
  41. Posted by jacquie on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    the pups and i both eat greek yogurt daily - it is a staple around here.
    and what about those of us w/o facebook accounts - can't we get additonal entries?
  42. Posted by Jessica Y on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    My favorite food involves anything with cheese! Mac&Cheese...Egg&Cheese...:)
  43. Posted by Trista Jamieson on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    Spaghetti is my favorite food. :)
  44. Posted by Kristina M Schnabel on
    Thursday, December 6th, 2012
    Tostadas are my favourite food!
  45. Posted by Victoria Shank on
    Thursday, December 6th, 2012
    I love chocolate!
  46. Posted by Jeffrey Lammers on
    Thursday, December 6th, 2012
    Pizza! Nuff said.
  47. Posted by Elena Istomina on
    Thursday, December 6th, 2012
    greek yogurt
  48. Posted by Lisa on
    Friday, December 7th, 2012
    I have many, but Macaroni and Cheese is my old standby!
  49. Posted by Ttrockwood on
    Friday, December 7th, 2012
    Homemade granola is my favorite right now!