Chicken Quesadilla

2013-07-21
  • Yield : 4
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 6m
  • Ready In : 16m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    305
  • Calories from Fat

    140
  • Total Fat

    15g
  • Saturated Fat

    6g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    60mg
  • Sodium

    640mg
  • Carbohydrates

    24g
  • Dietary Fiber

    3g
  • Sugar

    0g
  • Protein

    18g
  • Serving Size:

    One quesadilla

Southwestern, Mexican Quesadillas can be made in minutes from a few simple ingredients for a simple snack, cut into wedges and served as an appetizer, or a substitute for grilled cheese sandwiches.

This recipe uses 8-inch (20 cm) flour tortillas to reduce calories and sodium. Unlike very low sodium corn tortillas, which you can substitute for flour tortillas, flour tortillas available in grocers and supermarkets are high in sodium. Some brands have more sodium than an equivalent weight of sliced bread.

Nutrition information does not include condiments. If you use 10-inch (25 cm) flour tortillas and increase the cheese and other ingredients to provide a similar amount of filling add about 140 calories per quesadilla.

Other Filling Ingredients Include:

  • Shredded beef or pork
  • Ground beef, chicken, or pork
  • Seafood
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Goat or feta cheese
  • Black beans
  • Shredded cheese blend

There is no limit to the variety of quesadillas you can make.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas, about 8-inch diameter
  • 4 oz. (113 g) Monterey Jack, cheddar, or swiss cheese, shredded
  • 5 oz. (140 g) cooked chicken breast, shredded or cubed
  • 2 oz. (60 g) black or green olives, sliced
  • Condiments
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream or plain Greek Yogurt

Method of Preparation

Step 1

If tortillas do not fold in half without cracking, heat covered with a paper towel in a microwave oven 20 to 30 seconds on high power.

Step 2

Heat a heavy girdle, over medium heat, 3 to 5 minutes or until surface reaches about 350°F (175°C).

Step 3

Meanwhile, arrange cheese, chicken and olives on one half of each tortilla within 1/2 inch of the edge. Fold tortilla to form a semi-circle.

Step 4

Place two quesadillas on the girdle and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned. Repeat with remaining two quesadillas.

Step 5

Serve hot with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.