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Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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This celebration of South-of-the-Border flavors, with shredded rotisserie chicken, cheese, cilantro, and chunky salsa sandwiched between flour tortillas, works great for a quick, all-in-one meal or delicious appetizer.

Ingredients

1
package (11.5 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 tortillas)
2
cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken (without skin)
2
cups shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
teaspoons oil
1/4
cup ranch dressing
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1 On 4 tortillas, layer chicken, cheese and 1/4 cup cilantro. Top with remaining tortillas. Brush top of each quesadilla with about 1/2 teaspoon oil.
  • 2 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 1 quesadilla in skillet oil side down; brush top side with about 1/2 teaspoon oil. Cook about 1 minute or until light golden brown.
  • 3 Carefully turn quesadilla; cook 1 minute longer or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Drizzle quesadillas with dressing and salsa. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cilantro. To serve, cut into wedges.
  • 1 On 4 tortillas, layer chicken, cheese and 1/4 cup cilantro. Top with remaining tortillas. Brush top of each quesadilla with about 1/2 teaspoon oil.
  • 2 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 1 quesadilla in skillet oil side down; brush top side with about 1/2 teaspoon oil. Cook about 1 minute or until light golden brown.
  • 3 Carefully turn quesadilla; cook 1 minute longer or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Drizzle quesadillas with dressing and salsa. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cilantro. To serve, cut into wedges.

Expert Tips

After cooking each quesadilla, cover it to keep it warm while you cook the remaining quesadillas. The cilantro is delicious in these quesadilla but it can be omitted if your family does not like it.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
710
Calories from Fat
370
% Daily Value
Total Fat
41g
63%
Saturated Fat
16g
81%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
1630mg
68%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
40g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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