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Dairy free sundried tomato and chicken quesadillas | brightrootskitchen.com

Dairy free sun-dried tomato and chicken quesadillas

This is the perfect lunch or dinner for former cheese lovers. These dairy free quesadillas are made with cashews, basil and sun-dried tomatoes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mexican
Keyword cheesy quesadillas, chicken quesadillas, dairy free quesadillas, quesadillas, taco ideas, taco night, taco recipe ideas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 8 chicken tenderloin strips cut into cubes
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbs dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup arugula

Caramelized Onions

  • 1 sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Dairy Free "Cheese" Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked in water at least 2 hours or overnight
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy milk or your preferred milk
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain cashews and add them to a blender with water, milk of your choice, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Tip: If you want the sauce to be thinner, add a little extra water.
  • Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil and onions to the pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender and golden brown.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken cubes in a bowl with olive oil, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and panko breadcrumbs. Toss together and press the breadcrumbs into the chicken so that it sticks. Place crusted chicken on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes until cooked through.
  • To assemble the quesadillas, smear them with cashew sauce. Top with caramelized onions and chicken then fold in half. Place in a non-stick skillet on medium high heat. Cook 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
  • To serve open the quesadillas, add in arugula and extra sun-dried tomatoes. Close and enjoy!