Chicken Quesadillas

Looking for a Mexican-style dinner? Then check out this delicious chicken quesadillas recipe - ready in just 20 minutes!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

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

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LOCATION

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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Quesadillas
Calories
630
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
860mg
860%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
36g
36%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
160%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
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.