Chicken Quesadillas With Roasted Corn Salsa

chkn-quesadilla Recipe
Leigh Beisch

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 quesadilla)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 351
Fat 11 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 6 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 645 mg
Calcium 50 mg

Ingredients

Salsa:
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
3/4 cup chunky bottled salsa
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Chicken:
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup grated queso fresco or Monterey Jack cheese

Preparation

1. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn; cook 5 minutes, stirring until lightly charred. Remove from heat; wipe skillet clean.

2. Combine corn, salsa, cilantro, and 2 tablespoons lime juice in bowl.

3. Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir well and set aside.

4. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until it is heated through, stirring occasionally. Add garlic during last 30 seconds of cooking. Transfer chicken to a plate; wipe skillet clean.

5. Wrap tortillas in a paper towel; microwave on HIGH about 15 seconds or until warm. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over half of each tortilla; top each with chicken and 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold tortillas in half; brush tops with remaining oil; sprinkle with salt, if desired.

6. Heat skillet over medium-low heat. Add 2 quesadillas, oiled sides down, pressing to flatten. Cook 1 minute or until lightly browned. Flip; cook 45 seconds and transfer to a cutting board. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas.

7. Cut quesadillas into wedges; serve hot with remaining salsa.

Note:

July 2005
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