Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

We had this for lunch, boy was it yummy in the tummy! We always grill extra chicken everytime we have it, there are so many uses for it! This is a great one! I used our new panini press......perfect!

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

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

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.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 328 (30% from fat)
Fat: 10.9g (sat 4.8g,mono 4.1g,poly 1.5g)
Protein: 27.9g
Carbohydrate: 29.4g
Fiber: 2.1g
Cholesterol: 65mg
Iron: 2.5mg
Sodium: 786mg
Calcium: 248mg

Assembly was a snap!
Love the grill marks!
Dick's lunch with low-fat tortilla chips (90 calories per ounce)
My lunch without chips....


sara said...

Oh, Maree - this one looks DELISH!!!!

Pearl said...

Mmmmmm... That just looks and sounds soooo yummies! Thank you, Maree, for sharing this recipe. It will be perfect on a cool Fall evening... Hope your day went well...