Best-ever recipe to make Low Potassium Chicken Quesadillas

As the sun dips below the horizon and the kitchen fills with the warm glow of evening, I find myself yearning for something savory, comforting, and yet mindful of my nutritional needs. Enter the dish of the day: Low Potassium Chicken Quesadillas. It’s a recipe that wraps warmth and wellness in a tortilla embrace, and I, Gobble, am thrilled to share it with you on Food and Meal.

There’s a certain magic in the sizzle of the pan as chicken mingles with spices; a culinary symphony that plays upon the senses and promises delight. My quest for a low potassium variation stems from a personal journey, one that seeks balance in a world of extremes. For those of us monitoring our potassium intake due to dietary restrictions or health considerations, finding delectable dishes can be a daunting quest.

It’s in this spirit, with an eagerness to nourish both body and soul, that I embrace the creation of these quesadillas. They are not just a meal but a canvas on which to paint flavors, a way to bring people together, and share a dish that’s both responsible and ravishing.

Imagine tender, succulent chicken, seared to perfection and seasoned with a gentle kiss of herbs that complement without overpowering. Pair that with a kiss of ooey-gooey cheese that pulls apart in tantalizing strands, and you have a dish that’s as comforting as it is conscientious. Nestled within a crisped tortilla, each bite is a whisper of indulgence, minus the worry that usually accompanies dietary restrictions.

Crafting these quesadillas does more than just satisfy hunger; it celebrates the joy of cooking within limits, transforming constraints into a delicious dance of ingredients. Join me, dear readers, as we take this culinary journey into the heart of comfort food, redesigned with health in mind. It’s a heartwarming tale of flavor meeting prudence, a tale I can’t wait to share with you.

Chicken Quesadillas Recipes

Chicken Quesadilla
A sizzling skillet of cheesy goodness! 🧀🌮
Best-Ever Recipe To Make Low Potassium Chicken Quesadillas 1

Low Potassium Chicken Quesadillas

These delicious chicken quesadillas can be prepared easily and quickly. With only a few ingredients and fun toppings, these delicious treats can be prepared and served in just a few minutes. If you are preparing them for a party or family dinner, you may also want to serve them with taco salad or guacamole. And as the name suggests, they are the perfect appetizer.
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Course: Appetizer, Bread
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: chicken, quesadillas
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1157kcal
Author: Gobble The Cook
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  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast diced 1(1.27 ounce) packet fajita seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 green bell peppers chopped 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 10 10 inch flour tortillas
  • 1 8 ounce package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits
  • 1 8 ounce package shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Preheat the broiler. Grease a baking sheet.
  • Toss the chicken with the fajita seasoning, then spread onto the baking sheet. Place under the broiler and cook until the chicken pieces are no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the green bell peppers, red bell peppers, onion, and chicken. Cook and stir until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Layer half of each tortilla with the chicken and vegetable mixture, then sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and Monterey Jack. Fold the tortillas in half and Place onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until the cheeses have melted, about 10 minutes.



They can be made in advance and stored in airtight containers. Once you're ready to serve them, simply warm them up in a skillet and serve them with a side of sour cream.
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Serving: 4servings | Calories: 1157kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 2022mg | Potassium: 936mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1259IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 1037mg | Iron: 7mg
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Alternative Method: Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadilla
Freshly diced veggies add a burst of color and flavor. 🌶️🥦

For a delicious and satisfying meal, follow these simple steps to prepare baked chicken quesadillas. Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked chicken, shredded cheese, diced bell peppers, onions, black olives, cilantro, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Thoroughly mix the ingredients until evenly distributed. Lay out a tortilla on a clean surface or baking sheet, then spoon a generous amount of the chicken and cheese mixture onto one half of the tortilla. Fold the other half over the top, creating a half-moon shape. Repeat this process for the remaining tortillas and place the folded quesadillas on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the quesadillas achieve a golden brown and crispy texture. Once baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for a minute or two. Finally, slice the baked quesadillas into wedges, resembling a pizza, and serve with your preferred dips such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for a delightful and flavorful dining experience.

Tips for making Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadilla
Crispy and golden – our quesadillas are a work of art.

Cooking Tips

One should approach the chicken with care, opting for breast meat that is both tender and lean, providing a neutral canvas upon which flavors can be painted. To infuse the chicken with character, consider marinating it in a blend of garlic, a touch of olive oil, and mild herbs such as thyme and oregano, avoiding high potassium ingredients such as tomato sauce or soy sauce.

As for the tortillas, whole wheat variants often contain lower potassium levels compared to their white flour counterparts, also offering a nuttier, heartwarming essence to the quesadilla. By gently toasting the tortillas before construction, a delightful crispness is achieved, enhancing the textural play without the need for extra fats or oils.

The choice of cheese is crucial; a modest amount of mozzarella or Swiss cheese can fulfill our desires for creaminess while keeping an eye on the potassium content. The melting cheese hugs the seasoned chicken in a warm embrace that, when experienced, can elicit a sigh of contented bliss.

When it comes to assembling the quesadilla, the contented cook might hum a cheerful tune, basking in the simplicity of layering the ingredients—a culinary tapestry of sorts. It’s a dance of balance and restraint, ensuring each bite will be as comforting as the one before.

As the quesadillas cook to a crisp, golden brown, the anticipation builds. Flavors meld and the aromas wafting through the kitchen can make even the sternest face crack a smile. Finally, serving the dish can feel like presenting a personal masterpiece, each slice packed with care and attention to dietary detail.

While there is an inherent joy in the act of cooking, the real delight comes from crafting something tailored to nourish body and soul, a testament to the fact that dietary restrictions do not equate to a sacrifice in flavor or the cooking experience itself.

Serving Suggestions

Chicken Quesadilla
Quesadillas for days! Make a big batch for the whole crew.

Considering our unique dietary focus and scanning through the vibrant array of recipes on our list, I’d recommend the soothing umami whisper of Miso Soup. This traditional Japanese soup is both light and nurturing, offering a lovely contrast to the rich character of the quesadillas. It’s also typically lower in potassium if you opt for a small serving—just ensure to check the sodium content if that’s a concern for you.

Another delectable choice could be Daikon Salad, as daikon radish is not only low in potassium but also provides a refreshing crunch and peppery kick that will dance beautifully alongside the quesadillas. The salad brings a clean, palate-cleansing element to the meal, ensuring that each bite is as invigorating as it is comforting.

For those who prefer a sip of comfort with their meal, Soy Milk or Oat Milk can prove to be delightful partners. Their creaminess can balance the zest of the quesadilla spices while standing firm in their low-potassium virtue.

If your heart yearns for something green, Bok Choy Soup whispers the promise of simplicity and pure, understated elegance. The tender leaves of bok choy offer a mineral freshness that complements the quesadillas without overshadowing the star of the show.

Finally, for an added taste of joy, consider crafting QUICK PICKLES from thinly sliced cucumbers marinated in vinegar and your choice of herbs. These provide a zingy counterpoint to the rich quesadillas, offering a satisfying crunch and a burst of bright flavor.

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FAQs about Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadilla
Get ready for an explosion of cheesy goodness in every bite!
  • Can I Make Quesadillas in Advance? Absolutely! You can prepare the chicken and cheese mixture in advance, and when you’re ready to eat, simply assemble and cook your quesadillas. This is great for parties or busy weeknights.
  • Can I Freeze Quesadillas? Yes, you can freeze them. Cook and cool your quesadillas, then wrap them individually in foil and place in a freezer-safe bag. To reheat, bake in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes.
  • What’s the Best Cheese for Quesadillas? Cheddar and Monterey Jack are classic choices, but you can get creative with cheeses like pepper jack, mozzarella, or even a blend of several cheeses for a unique flavor.
  • Why Won’t My Quesadilla Stay Closed? This might happen if you overstuff your quesadilla or if you don’t press the edges properly. Using less filling and pressing gently when cooking should solve this issue.
  • Can I Make Quesadillas Healthier? Absolutely. Use whole wheat tortillas, load up on veggies, and consider using less cheese. You’ll still have a delicious quesadilla with fewer calories.


As we draw the culinary curtain on our low potassium chicken quesadillas adventure, it is with a full heart and an even fuller belly that I bid you farewell. Through Food and Meal, we’ve ventured into a world where dietary precautions need not dull the sparkle of our mealtime experiences. Our journey today stands as a testament to the fact that with a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of care, every recipe can be tailored to nurture our health and tickle our taste buds in equal measure.

These quesadillas, while low in potassium, are immensely rich in flavor and satisfaction. With the added joy of our carefully selected pairings like Miso Soup, Daikon Salad, Bok Choy Soup, or the playful QUICK PICKLES, your table will be a mosaic of mellow tastes and textures, each complementing the other in the most delectable way.

And so, dear readers, let’s cherish these moments of gastronomic grace and remember that recipes are mere starting points for personal expression. At Food and Meal (, we pride ourselves on crafting and sharing dishes that honor both your palate and your well-being. It is our hope that these low potassium chicken quesadillas ignite a spark of inspiration in your own kitchens and encourage you to explore the vast expanse of culinary delight, all while keeping mindful of your health.

May your forks be adventurous, your plates be colorful, and your spirits be lifted with every homemade bite. Until next time, savor the flavor, cherish the company, and bask in the glow of good food made with love and a touch of Food and Meal wisdom.

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Hi! I’m Paula from the Philippines, the passionate blogger and skilled photographer behind Gobble the Cook. I also spearhead the media photography for Food And Meal in Vietnam.

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