Healthified Chicken Quesadillas

Healthified Chicken Quesadillas

Healthified Chicken Quesadillas
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75% more fiber • 61% less fat • 25% more calcium than the original recipe— see the comparison Mexican food is known for having lots of flavor. We were able to keep the flavor, while cutting fat and calories.


  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup organic salsa (any variety)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fat-free refried beans
  • 4 low-fat whole wheat tortillas (8 inch)
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend (3 oz)
  • Additional salsa, if desired
  • Fat-free sour cream, if desired


  • In medium bowl, stir chicken, 1/4 cup salsa and cilantro until well mixed. Spread 2 tablespoons beans over half of each tortilla. Top bean side of each tortilla with chicken mixture and cheese. Fold each tortilla in half over filling.
  • Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Spray both sides of each quesadilla with cooking spray; place 2 quesadillas in skillet. Cover; cook 3 to 4 minutes, turning once, until filling is heated and tortillas are lightly browned. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut into wedges. Serve with additional salsa and sour cream.

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