Mamma's Skinny Quesadillas

Melissa Varady

By
@mvaradyteach

I was craving Mexican food today, and my husband and I collaborated to come up with this tasty low-fat recipe. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Comments:

Serves:

4 to 5

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

SPICE MIX FOR CHICKEN

1 tsp
cumin
1 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
creole seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb
chicken breasts
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2
lime

SKINNY QUESADILLAS

5
whole wheat low carb tortillas
2 c
shredded mexican blend cheese, low-fat
1 can(s)
reduced sodium black beans (15 oz)
reduced fat sour cream
salsa (see my recipe for mamma's homemade salsa)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix together dry ingredients in spice mix. Sprinkle spice mix on both side of the chicken breasts. Cook chicken on both sides in olive oil in a saute pan until done. Squeeze lime juice on chicken once cooked and turn off the heat.
2
Clean out saute pan and cut chicken into small pieces. Drain and rinse black beans and pat dry.
3
Cook quesadillas one tortilla at a time. Fold tortilla in half, place in saute pan, and open. Sprinkle some cheese on half of the tortilla, then add chicken, then sprinkle in some beans, then add more cheese, and fold the tortilla over so that both halves are surrounding them yummy chicken, bean, and cheese. Place lid on saute pan.
4
Cook each tortilla covered for about 2 minutes, then carefully flip, replace lid, and cook for about one more minute.
5
Place each quesadilla on its own plate and top with sour cream and salsa. Cut in half, thirds, or quarters, and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #low-fat, #diet, #quesadilla