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Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke Photo by: Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

Mango, Chicken, and Chorizo Quesadillas

Chorizo, smoked pork sausage spiced with cumin and garlic, is often used in Spanish cooking.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2007

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 quesadilla)


  • 1 link Spanish chorizo sausage (about 3 1/4 ounces), diced
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded roasted skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup fat-free roasted corn salsa
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • Cilantro sprigs (optional)


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; sauté 1 minute. Stir in chicken; sauté 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove sausage mixture from pan; set aside. Wipe pan with a paper towel.

Sprinkle half of each tortilla with 3 tablespoons cheese; top with 1/4 cup sausage mixture, 2 tablespoons mango, and 1 teaspoon cilantro. Carefully fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to seal.

Return pan to medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 2 filled tortillas to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat with cooking spray and remaining filled tortillas. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons salsa and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 362
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 27.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.1g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 910mg
  • Calcium: 247mg