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Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach Quesadillas

Give average chicken quesadillas new life with sweet peaches and spicy cheese. For the kids, try fontina or Monterey Jack instead.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2010

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 quesadilla and 2 tablespoons sauce)
  • Total: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • 1 cup chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1 cup thinly sliced peeled firm ripe peaches
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Combine honey and lime juice in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir sour cream into honey mixture; cover and chill until ready to serve.

2. Place tortillas flat on a work surface. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons cheese over half of each tortilla; top each tortilla with 1/4 cup chicken, 1/4 cup peaches, and 1 teaspoon cilantro. Fold tortillas in half.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place 2 quesadillas in the pan, and top quesadillas with a cast-iron or other heavy skillet. Cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until tortillas are crisp and lightly browned (leave cast-iron skillet on quesadillas as they cook). Remove quesadillas from pan; set aside, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with the remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into wedges. Serve with sauce.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 364
  • Fat: 15.8g
  • Saturated fat: 7.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 21.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 33.5g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 68mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 485mg
  • Calcium: 235mg
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