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Quick Chicken Quesadillas

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ann Stuart, a Betty Crocker Kitchens test kitchen expert, shares a recipe. Feeding a family is a snap with this dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

6
oz refrigerated cooked Southwest-flavor chicken breast strips (from 9- or 12-oz package)
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 inch; 8 tortillas)
Cooking spray
2
cups finely shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)
1/4
cup sour cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. In small bowl, mix chicken and salsa.
  • 2
    Spray 1 side of 1 tortilla with cooking spray; place sprayed side down in 10-inch nonstick skillet. Layer with one-fourth of the chicken mixture and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top with another tortilla; spray top of tortilla with cooking spray.
  • 3
    Cook uncovered over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, carefully turning after 2 minutes, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese. To serve, cut quesadillas into wedges. Serve with sour cream and, if desired, additional salsa.

Expert Tips

  • If you can't find the refrigerated seasoned chicken, substitute 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken.
  • A salad of fresh melon chunks, pineapple and berries, plus glasses of lemonade or iced tea will add a cool, fresh touch to these yummy quesadillas.
  • To make Quick Chicken-Vegetable Quesadillas, sprinkle 2 tablespoons chopped tomato, 1 tablespoon sliced ripe olives and 1 tablespoon sliced green onions over the cheese for each quesadilla.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Quesadilla
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
49%
Saturated Fat
16g
78%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1360mg
57%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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