Mamma's Skinny Quesadillas

Melissa Varady


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!


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4 to 5
15 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    creole seasoning
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb
    chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2

  • 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)

How to Make Mamma's Skinny Quesadillas


  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!

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About Mamma's Skinny Quesadillas

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

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