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Chicken and Monterey Jack Cheese Quesadillas

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Enjoy these quesadillas filled with chicken and cheese - a perfect Mexican dinner ready in just 20 minutes.

2
cups frozen cooked southwestern-flavored chicken strips (from 9-oz. pkg.), thawed
4
(8-inch) flour tortillas
1
ripe mango, peeled, seed removed and thinly sliced
4
oz. thinly sliced Monterey Jack cheese
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
cup sour cream
2
chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 11-oz. can), chopped

Steps

  • 1 Arrange chicken on half of each tortilla. Top each with mango, cheese and cilantro. Fold remaining half of each tortilla over filling.
  • 2 Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-low heat until hot. Add quesadillas 2 at a time; cover and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until tortillas are toasted and cheese is melted, turning once.
  • 3 Meanwhile, combine sour cream and chiles; mix well. Serve with quesadillas.
  • 1 Arrange chicken on half of each tortilla. Top each with mango, cheese and cilantro. Fold remaining half of each tortilla over filling.
  • 2 Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-low heat until hot. Add quesadillas 2 at a time; cover and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until tortillas are toasted and cheese is melted, turning once.
  • 3 Meanwhile, combine sour cream and chiles; mix well. Serve with quesadillas.

Expert Tips

Purchase firm mangoes that give slightly when pressed. The yellow skin should be blushed with red. Look for chilled jars of mango slices in the produce department. Using these sliced mangoes is a great time-saver; drain then well before using them.

Leftover grilled chicken can be used in place of the frozen chicken.

For a change of pace, use Brie in place of the Monterey jack cheese.

Mangos are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin A.

These quesadillas make a great light supper. Serve them with a mixed green salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Protein
26g
26%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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