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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.
More About This Recipe
  • The quesadilla has stood the test of time, and for good reason. This cheesy favorite is a staple in Mexican cuisine, and has become a common feature on menus around the world. The quesadilla comes in many varieties, but its foundation remains the same: a soft flour tortilla folded over layers of melting cheese. And it’s easy to experiment by adding ingredients like shredded meat and guacamole if you’re looking for something heartier. This take on the Mexican classic stays true to its origins while adding some Southwestern zest, making it an easy and flavorful dinner.

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