Low Carb Pesto Chicken Quesadilla

Sometimes I just really crave pasta. Something about a big bowl of noodles with garlic bread is so comforting after a long day. Pesto specifically has been on my mind.

Since I’ve been eating low carb low sugar I typically only have pasta once a month if that. I had to find an alternative that wouldn’t be so heavy! Sprouts came to my rescue once again!

You can get these ingredients at any grocery store or even make them from scratch, but if you have a sprouts close to you definitely check these out!

I really like the tortilla factory low carb tortillas. They crisp up similar to a corn tortilla and only have 3 net carbs.

I bought the sprouts house made pesto which is extra heavy on the garlic. It is very similar to how I make mine. Mostly herbs and garlic!

I almost used mozzarella cheese, but then decided on Monterey Jack. If you can find cheese without rbgh hormones added that is what I like to use. It melts way faster and is a lot better for you.

For the chicken I just used rotisserie chicken from the deli- skin removed. I like to keep this on hand for salads during the week!

Then a little red sauce for dipping!


Rotisserie chicken shredded

2 tbsp of pesto

1/2 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Low carb tortillas

1 tsp of butter


Heat a non stick skillet to medium

Add the butter

Coat the pan

Add your tortilla and spread with pesto

Top with 1/4 cup of chicken and 1/4 cup of cheese per tortilla

Let the cheese start to melt

Fold in half and flip

Serve with your favorite sauce!


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Low Carb Marinated Chicken Thigh Fajitas

chicken thigh fajitas

These chicken thighs are marinated in an amazing spice paste then grilled to perfection! I served mine with tomatoes, peppers and onions. We have this fantastic restaurant by our house that serves platters of authentic fajitas with soft warm tortillas. Since we are still low carb we just skipped the tortilla and packed our plates with veggies.

chicken thigh fajitas

It feels so good to be back and writing again! This summer has been so crazy with my promotion and all the wedding planning. I decided to take a break from kelliericecakes.com so I could focus on the wedding for a little bit. We took a couple weeks off to take the kids to some theme parks which was so fun and nice to get away from everything.  That doesn’t mean I haven’t been in the kitchen! I have so many new recipes I am so excited to share with you guys! I have been following a Keto lifestyle trying to get in shape for our wedding in April. I have so many low carb recipes!

chicken thigh fajitas

Ok back to these fajitas. I take my favorite spices and add a little olive oil to make a paste. Then rub the chicken and let it sit in the refrigerator for thirty minutes. While that is marinating I take my mixed peppers, onions, tomatoes, and bella mushrooms and toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper. I dump everything on a roasting pan and cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. The chicken is grilled until cooked through then sliced.

chicken thigh fajitas I like to serve mine with lettuce, lime, and shredded cheese. You can also add sour cream, fresh avocado, and lots of Valentina sauce!

Low Carb Marinated Chicken Thigh Fajitas
Recipe Type: Low Carb
Author: Kellie Rice
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Serves: 2
Marinated chicken thighs served with all the fajita trimmings.
  • 1 pound of chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp of cumin
  • 2 tbsp of garlic powder (or fresh!)
  • 1/2 tbsp of red pepper
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • juice from one lime
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 cups of sliced bell peppers
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 cup of bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • Toppings- shredded cheese, lettuce, hot sauce, lime
  1. Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees and a grill (or grill pan on the stove)
  2. Mix all the spices, lime and olive oil and pour over the chicken
  3. Let marinate in the fridge
  4. Toss the veggies in the olive oil with salt and pepper
  5. Dump onto a roasting pan and cook for 20 minutes
  6. Grill the chicken on a grill or grill pan
  7. Let rest then slice thinnly
  8. Top with lettuce, cheese, hot sauce and lots of lime juice!

chicken thigh fajitas

I hope you enjoy! Don’t forget- if you aren’t low carb then definitely serve with some fluffy tortillas!

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