Mamma's Skinny Quesadillas

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Melissa Varady

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@mvaradyteach

I was craving Mexican food today. 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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These quick and easy quesadillas may be a lightened-up recipe, but they're big in flavor. The seasoning on the chicken is a typical Mexican seasoning, but adding Creole spice too gives it a little something different. Lime juice adds a nice zing. The chicken breasts alone are so good we found ourselves sneaking bites and hoping we had enough left for the quesadilla. Layering the little bit of cheese, chicken, and black beans means layers of goodness inside the low-carb tortillas. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 to 5
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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)

How to Make Mamma's Skinny Quesadillas

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix together dry ingredients in spice mix.
  2. Sprinkle spice mix on both sides of the chicken breasts.
  3. 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.
  4. Clean out saute pan and cut the chicken into small pieces.
  5. Drain and rinse black beans and pat dry.
  6. 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.
  7. Then add chicken.
  8. Sprinkle in some beans.
  9. Add more cheese.
  10. Fold the tortilla over so that both halves are surrounding them yummy chicken, beans, and cheese.
  11. Place lid on saute pan. Cook each tortilla covered for about 2 minutes. Then carefully flip, replace lid, and cook for about one more minute.
  12. 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
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Fiesta Time!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #low-fat, #diet, #quesadilla




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