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Low Carb Quesadilla with Chicken, Avocado and Refried Beans

This traditionally high carb delicacy can be yours in minutes… guilt free!

These Low Carb Quesadillas are loaded with cheese, avocado, chicken and low carb refried beans. They are ready in minutes and are deliciously guilt free!

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Oh Quesadilla.. you make my heart sing.. Sometimes a girl just needs a quesadilla, no?

I’ve been craving one for months, can’t get the flavour from my mind and nothing would come between me and that desire.

You can imagine my excitement when a little box arrived on my doorstep from a low carb grocery store that lives a ferry ride away. I was SO excited. I ripped into it like a kid on Christmas morning. In fact my four year old was crazy excited as well because of my reaction and was pretty confused once we got the box open to reveal some plain ol’ tortaillas.. 😂

The perfect lunch-to-go, this delicious Low Carb Chicken Wrap with Bacon and Avocado takes minutes to create for easy night time prep.

I couldn’t decide between a Low Carb Chicken Wrap with Bacon and Avocado or this Low Carb Quesadilla with Chicken, Avocado and Refried Beans… so, I made BOTH!

Omg. Both were epic. My sister ended up stopping by so I grudgingly split both with her. She loved them and couldn’t believe they were both low carb! I hope you love this Quesadilla as well!

Low Carb Quesadilla fresh off the grill.

Why it works

  1. Nothing beats simple and quick when you’ve got a serious hankering for a quesadilla! If you already have the refried beans, you could be sinking your teeth into melty-cheesy-goodness in minutes!
  2. Loaded with protein and healthy fats, this quesadilla makes an excellent choice for lunch or an easy dinner.
  3. Kid approved! What kid doesn’t like quesadillas? I make them for my girls with just the cheese and avocado.

What is in a Low Carb Quesadilla?

Many yummy things! 😋 In this Low Carb Quesadilla you will find:

I like to use these Pan Fried Chicken Thighs but you can use any cooked chicken you like.

How to make a Low Carb Quesadilla

Start by heating up a sandwich grill.

Spread cream cheese over half the tortillas and refried beans on the second half.

Low carb tortilla with cream cheese o one half and low carb refried beans on the other half.

Slice up the avocado and place over the cream cheese.

Low carb tortilla with low carb refried beans on one half and cream cheese and avocado on the other half.

Cover the avocado with chopped chicken then sprinkle the mexicana cheese over the chicken, leaving about an inch all the way around the outer edge to allow for the cheese to melt and spread.

Low carb quesadilla filled with all of the ingredients, ready to be folded in half and grilled.

Fold the refried bean half over the cheese, so that the wrap is now perfectly folded in half.

Grill ’til the cheese is hot and melty. Serve with sour cream and/or salsa.

Low Carb Refried Beans

I know what you are thinking: beans are definitely NOT low in carbs. Well, I discovered a gold mine:

Black soy beans.

Life just got a whole lot tastier with these Instant Pot Low Carb Refried beans made from black soy beans for all your delicious refried-beanie needs.
Low Carb Refried Beans

They are super low in carbs and can be manipulated to taste just like refried beans! I make my Low Carb Refried Beans in an instant pot for ease, but can also be made on the stove top.

Not interested? You can just double the cream cheese if you want to skip the refried beans.

Low Carb Quesadilla sliced into four sections.

All about the chicken

These delicious Pan Fried Chicken Thighs are packed with flavour and are quick and easy to throw together for a stress free weeknight dish.
Pan Fried Chicken Thighs

Any cooked chicken will work in this Low Carb Quesadilla. I prefer something that is super flavourful, but, you do you!

This Easy Pan Fried Chicken Thigh recipe is my go-to for Low Carb Quesadillas or you could try some Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs. In a hurry? Grab a deli cooked rotisserie chicken then use the bones to make some Chicken Broth.

Tortillas to make a Low Carb Quesadilla

I used Mama Lupes low carb tortillas because that is the brand that came highly recommended from some fellow low carbers. They are super soft, have great flavour and hold together better than a lot of high carbs wraps I’ve eaten in my life.

Low Carb Baked Tortilla Chips, laid out on a baking sheet, still warm from the oven.
7 Minute Low Carb Baked Tortilla Chips

I also use them to make Low Carb Breakfast Burritos, Low Carb Chicken Wraps and 7 Minute Low Carb Baked Tortilla Chips!

Do you have a low carb tortilla you like to use? Give it a try and let me know how it went! Want something that is keto friendly? Try this recipe from GnomGnom.

Low Carb Quesadilla sliced into four sections.

What to pair with a Low Carb Quesadilla

Looking for a side to go with this Low Carb Quesadilla besides just making a giant stack of them?! Here are some yummy low carb sides to try:

Kale Caesar with Cheese Crisps.
Kale Caesar with Cheese Crisps

Here are some other recipes you may love:

Keto Butter Chicken

Mexican Low Carb 7 Layer Dip

Crispy Keto Chicken Burgers

Keto Calzone

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

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These Low Carb Quesadillas are loaded with cheese, avocado, chicken and low carb refried beans. They are ready in minutes and are deliciously guilt free!

Low Carb Quesadilla with Chicken, Avocado and Refried Beans.

This Low Carb Quesadilla is loaded with cheese, avocado, chicken and low carb refried beans. It is ready in minutes and deliciously guilt free!
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 quesadilla
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 low carb tortilla
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp low carb refried beans
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 oz cooked chicken equivalent of 1 thigh
  • ¼ cup mexicana cheese

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat the sandwich grill on medium heat.
  • Spread the cream cheese over half the tortilla and the Low Carb Refried Beans on the second half. Slice up the avocado and place evenly over the entire cream cheese half.
  • Cover the avocado with chopped chicken then sprinkle the mexicana cheese over the chicken. Leave about an inch all the way around the outer edge to allow for the cheese to melt and spread.
  • Fold the refried bean half over the cheese, so that the wrap is now perfectly folded in half.
  • Grill until the cheese is hot and melty.
  • Serve with sour cream and/or salsa.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 5.7 g net carbs per quesadilla.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.1g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 43.1g | Sodium: 834mg | Fiber: 13.4g

16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Be still my quesadilla loving heart! You put all of my favorites in this dish and, having just checked my fridge, I know what I’m making tonight! This looks so good!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious. Thanks for your recipe.I love cheesy options very much.

  3. Marisa F. Stewart

    5 stars
    Once I saw this post I had to make the quesadilla for lunch. It was delicious and Hubby who doesn’t go low-carb loved it too. This is so much better than going out for lunch. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. 5 stars
    I love the sound of this! Quesadillas are always my go-to quick lunch ideas on the weekends .

  5. 5 stars
    I love low-carb recipes since I am on a weight loss journey. Thanks for this recipe. Looks delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    You’re so right, nothing best the simple and quick quesadilla, and these are absolutely fantastic! I love how packed of nutrients and healthy ingredients they are! Thanks for sharing.

  7. This sounds like such a delicious combination! I’ve made many a chicken quesadilla but have never thought to put refried beans in it, which is strange because I love refried beans. Can’t wait to give this a try for lunch some day!

  8. 5 stars
    Quesadillas are my favorite!!! This is perfect for a quick lunch and full of great ingredients!!

  9. Jacque Hastert

    5 stars
    Loving this low-carb version. I will be making this for lunch very soon.

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