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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.

Mary Drennen
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2013

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Credit: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Bar, Lindsey Lower

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 quesadilla wedges and 1 tablespoon sour cream)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

310 calories; fat 13g; saturated fat 6.1g; mono fat 4.1g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 26.8g; carbohydrates 20.4g; fiber 1.9g; cholesterol 79mg; iron 1.9mg; sodium 552mg; calcium 228mg.
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