Thursday, July 16, 2009
Just a quick post
Spicy Chicken Quesadillas
Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2007 Copyright 2006
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 2)
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro I skipped this
1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeño peppers
1 cup chopped cooked chicken (about 8 ounces), divided
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas I used whole-wheat tortillas
3/4 cup (3 ounces) reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese, divided
3/4 cup salsa
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; stir until blended.
Place 1/4 cup chopped chicken over half of 1 tortilla. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cheese and 1 tablespoon onion mixture; fold in half. Repeat procedure with the remaining tortillas, chicken, cheese, and onion mixture.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place 2 quesadillas in pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla in half. Serve with salsa.
4 servings (serving size: 1 quesadilla and 3 tablespoons salsa)
Calories: 328 (30% from fat) Fat: 10.9g (sat 4.8g,mono 4.1g,poly 1.5g) Protein: 27.9g Carbohydrate: 29.4g Fiber: 2.1g Cholesterol: 65mg Iron: 2.5mg Sodium: 786mg Calcium: 248mg
This was strikingly similar to another chicken quesadilla recipe that I've made before but after almost 4 years of blogging, I'm bound to start repeating myself. I didn't really need a recipe to make quesadillas and I often make them on the fly but then I can't post about them and I was desperate for something to post about today.
I really liked the whole wheat tortillas. As much as I like the multi-grain ones, I sometimes don't want all that whole-grain flavor and these were a nice compromise. They probably aren't all that much healthier than plain flour tortillas but there should be a slight nutritional improvement.
I've had the 2003, 2006 and 2007 Cooking Light Annuals for a while and they're fantastic so I recently bought the 2008 and 2009. The 2008 seemed as great as the ones I already had but the 2009 collection seems slightly changed - a bit more gourmet or upscale. Is it just me or had anyone else who follows Cooking Light noticed this? That collection contains the recipes from the 2008 magazines.
Okay, back to work. The baby's still sick and Daddy's staying home today - that's a first (for either child).