Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado-Tomato Salsa Recipe

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Submitted by patterks

Makes 4 servings



This tasty Tex-Mex has lower-fat tortillas and cheese. The splurge: avocado. Though high in fat, it's mostly the heart-healthy kind; plus, avocados have a natural cholesterol reducer.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado-Tomato Salsa

2 teaspoon canola oil
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 fruit (67g) lime
1 lb (453 grams) skinless boneless chicken breasts, thin-sliced
4 multi-grain tortillas
1 cup LandOLakes reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/2 avocado, peeled/seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup salsa

Recipe Directions for Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado-Tomato Salsa

  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium 1 minute. Add green onion and cook about 6 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, from lime, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. Evenly season chicken on both sides with lime peel, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper.

  3. Add chicken to green onion in skillet; cook 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Transfer to bowl; stir in lime juice.

  4. Evenly divide chicken mixture and cheese on half of each tortilla; fold over to make 4 quesadillas.

  5. In same skillet, cook quesadillas on medium, in 2 batches, 8 minutes per batch or until browned on both sides and heated through. Cut each quesadilla into thirds. Stir avocado into salsa; serve with quesadillas.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 287.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
497
Calories from Fat
191
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.2g
33%
Saturated Fat
7.4g
37%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
116mg
39%
Sodium
1139mg
47%
Potassium
584mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
31.2g
10%
Dietary Fiber
8.0g
32%
Sugars
5.0g
Protein
47.6g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 34% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
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