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Chicken Quesadillas

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Looking for a Mexican-style dinner? Then check out this delicious chicken quesadillas recipe - ready in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients

2
cups cubed cooked chicken
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded taco-flavored Cheddar cheese
2
cups thick and chunky salsa
2
tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
8
(8 to 10-inch) flour tortillas
1/2
cup sour cream

Steps

  • 1 Heat griddle or large skillet to 375°F. In large bowl, combine chicken, cheese and 1 cup of the salsa. Spread margarine on 1 side of each tortilla.
  • 2 Place 1 tortilla, margarine side down, on hot griddle. Top with 3/4 cup chicken mixture. Place second tortilla, margarine side up, on chicken mixture. Cook until bottom is lightly browned. Turn quesadilla over; cook on second side until quesadilla is lightly browned and chicken mixture is thoroughly heated. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
  • 3 To serve, cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges; top with remaining 1 cup salsa and sour cream.
  • 1 Heat griddle or large skillet to 375°F. In large bowl, combine chicken, cheese and 1 cup of the salsa. Spread margarine on 1 side of each tortilla.
  • 2 Place 1 tortilla, margarine side down, on hot griddle. Top with 3/4 cup chicken mixture. Place second tortilla, margarine side up, on chicken mixture. Cook until bottom is lightly browned. Turn quesadilla over; cook on second side until quesadilla is lightly browned and chicken mixture is thoroughly heated. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
  • 3 To serve, cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges; top with remaining 1 cup salsa and sour cream.

Expert Tips

Queso is the Spanish word for cheese. A quesadilla is the Mexican equivalent of a grilled cheese sandwich--cheese melted between two tortillas.

To reduce the fat by 10 grams per serving and the calories by 100, coat the pan with nonstick cooking spray instead f buttering the tortillas and top the quesadilla with nonfat sour cream instead of regular sour cream.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Quesadillas
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
14g
70%
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
36g
36%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
160%
160%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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