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Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Quesadillas

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Bar, Lindsey Lower
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 quesadilla wedges and 1 tablespoon sour cream)
Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Quesadillas are a family favorite and table-ready in only 40 minutes. For spicier quesadillas, add a grilled jalapeno to the veggie mix.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 small orange bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
  • 4 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 310
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 6.1 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 26.8 g
  • carbohydrate 20.4 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 79 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 552 mg
  • calcium 228 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Combine paprika, garlic powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Rub paprika mixture evenly over chicken; let stand 10 minutes.

  3. Arrange chicken, onion, and bell pepper on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cook vegetables 4 minutes on each side or until tender. Cook chicken 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken and vegetables from grill; coarsely chop vegetables. Let chicken stand 5 minutes; thinly slice chicken.

  4. Sprinkle about 3 tablespoons cheese over half of each tortilla; divide vegetables and chicken evenly over cheese. Fold each tortilla in half over filling; lightly coat tortillas with cooking spray.

  5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 2 quesadillas in pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until cheese melts and tortillas are lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 2 wedges; serve with sour cream.

Cook's Notes

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