Chicken and Goat Cheese Quesadilla

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Chicken and Goat Cheese QuesadillaRecipe
Randy Mayor
Wanda Barras created this layered, baked quesadilla to showcase Belle Ècorce's goat cheese. Serve with your favorite jarred salsa and a tossed green salad.
4 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


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1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
2 jalapeño peppers, sliced
1 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
Cooking spray
3 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) crumbled soft goat cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
4 teaspoons fat-free sour cream
Cilantro sprigs (optional)
Lime wedges (optional)


Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Place chicken in a zip-top plastic bag. Add broth mixture. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Preheat grill.

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken and onion on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill onion 3 minutes on each side or until onions are browned. Grill chicken 6 minutes on each side or until done. Cool 5 minutes. Cut chicken into very thin slices.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Place 1 tortilla on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cheese, half of chicken, half of onion, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro. Top with 1 tortilla. Sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons cheese, chicken, onion, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro. Top with remaining tortilla. Coat tortilla with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 4 wedges. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon sour cream. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Created date

July 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 248
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 9.2 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 17.4 g
Carbohydrate 22.9 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 666 mg
Calcium 54 mg