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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4
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75% more fiber • 61% less fat • 25% more calcium than the original recipe. Mexican food is known for having lots of flavor. We were able to keep the flavor, while cutting fat and calories.
by Qué Rica Vida Cocina
Updated Sep 20, 2016
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Muir Glen™ 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

Directions

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
  • tip 2
    We really like the Mexican cheese blend, but you could use reduced-fat Cheddar or Monterey Jack instead.
  • tip 3
    These quesadillas are a great quick meal—serve them with a tossed salad or some fresh fruit for lunch or dinner.

Nutrition Information

280 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 21g Protein, 27g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Quesadilla
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
610mg
26%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
0g
Protein
21g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

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