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Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

Spicy Chicken Quesadillas
Yield

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

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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.