Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

Spicy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Fresh herbs and pickled jalapenos brighten up these simple yet spicy chicken quesadillas. Serve with a tossed green salad and a side of black beans to round out the meal.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 quesadilla and 3 tablespoons salsa)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 328
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 10.9 g
Satfat 4.8 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 27.9 g
Carbohydrate 29.4 g
Fiber 2.1 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 786 mg
Calcium 248 mg

Ingredients

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 2)
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeño peppers
1 cup chopped cooked chicken (about 8 ounces), divided
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
3/4 cup (3 ounces) reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Cooking spray
3/4 cup salsa

Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; stir until blended.

Place 1/4 cup chopped chicken over half of 1 tortilla. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cheese and 1 tablespoon onion mixture; fold in half. Repeat procedure with the remaining tortillas, chicken, cheese, and onion mixture.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place 2 quesadillas in pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla in half. Serve with salsa.

Allison Fishman

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March 2006
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