These dairy-free baked chicken quesadillas as so insanely delicious, they’ll have you forgetting that you’re even missing any dairy. Try out these delicious stuffed quesadillas today!
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Even though I loved dairy, when we had our first baby, Larisha had to go dairy free. Obviously, she wasn’t going to cook multiple meals when it was just her, I and a tiny newborn, so subsequently I went dairy free also. I was surprised how easy this little switch could be. I thought it was going to be miserable, but it was really quite simple. One of our favorite meals quickly became chicken, bean, and avocado quesadillas. Surprisingly, the avocado actually binds the tortilla shells together like cheese would do and it’s absolutely delicious!
How to make a dairy free baked chicken quesadilla?
First, we start by soaking the chicken in Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk for 30 minutes. After that, we dredge the chicken in a combination of flour, bread crumbs, and taco seasoning. We then baked the chicken for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Then, it’s time to put the quesadilla together. The topping possibilities are endless, but the basic of this recipe is a 10″ tortilla, avocado, chicken, and black beans. Other toppings may include: salsa or tomatoes, jalapeños, corn, cilantro, onions, and more.
This one dairy-free recipe seriously made my transition to a healthier lifestyle of much easier! It’s a must have recipe. If you are also gluten-free, you can try this on a corn tortilla, but just be extra careful when flipping since corn tortillas never hold up as well as flour.
Making Life Easier
Another thing that has made parenting easier recently is learning about Walmart’s online grocery pick up. It’s completely free as long as you purchase at least $30 in groceries. I was able to easily choose everything I needed and schedule a time and day for my pickup. It’s available everyday from 8am-8pm at my location (check your location to verify hours). Once I arrived at Wal-mart, I found the large orange pick-up sign and pulled into a parking spot designated for pick-up. Once there, I was able to call and say that I was there and they brought all my items out to my car for me.
For our Dairy-free baked chicken quesadillas, we use Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk. It’s both dairy-free and lactose-free and has a great wholesome taste that our whole family loves. Feeling and eating healthier doesn’t have to be hard, and Silk’s Progress to Perfection helps along the way. We’ve always touted our “semicruchyish” journey, where we believe everyone can make small steps towards a better, healthier, more eco-friendly lifestyle and that’s just what this Silk program aims to accomplish. That small victories are still victories. So start by swapping out your milk and you’re one step closer!
For our Wal-mart Online Grocery Pick-up we were able to get unsweetened almondmilk for our quesadilla recipe, along with dark chocolate almondmilk and Silk Vanilla Almond Dairy – Free Yogurt Alternative, which pairs great with fresh fruit on top!
These dairy-free baked chicken quesadillas as so insanely delicious, they'll have you forgetting that you're even missing any dairy. Try out these delicious stuffed quesadillas today!
- 2 cups Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk
- 2 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
- 4 10" flour tortillas
- 2 avocados
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 cup corn
- 1/2 cup red onions, diced
- 1/2 cup salsa (or diced tomatoes)
- 1 jalapeno, sliced thin
Soak cubed chicken in almond milk for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, breadcrumbs, and taco seasoning.
Drain any remaining almondmilk from the bowl after 30 minutes. Dredge the chicken cubes in the flour mixture and placed on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Baked chicken for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and reaches a temperature of 165 degrees.
Remove from oven.
Using a fork, smash the avocados until no large chunks remain.
On one tortilla, spread 1/4 of the smashed avocados across the entire tortilla.
Add 1/4 of the baked chicken and 1/4 of the beans onto one side of the tortilla.
Add any optional toppings you may want.
Fold tortilla in half.
Place tortilla in a large skillet over medium low heat.
Cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Or until golden brown.
Remove and repeat the process with remaining ingredients.
Serve alongside a side of salsa.
*Nutritional facts are only estimates and do not include any optional toppings.