This recipe is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken breast. Top with light sour cream and pico de gallo.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

       
  • 8 ounces diced cooked chicken breast
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  • 1 cup diced zucchini
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  • 1 diced yellow bell pepper
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  • 1 large diced tomato
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  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
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  • 1 diced jalapeno pepper
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  • 1 tablespoon diced garlic
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  • 1 lime
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  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
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  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
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  • 2 whole-wheat tortillas, 12 inches in diameter

Directions:

Heat the oven to 375 F. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, zucchini, bell pepper, tomato, onion, jalapeno and garlic. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the chicken mixture. Add the cheese, Tabasco and cumin; mix well.

Heat a large nonstick saute pan to medium heat. Lay one tortilla flat in the pan and spread half of the chicken mixture on one side. Fold the tortilla to cover the chicken mixture. Lightly brown each side of the tortilla. Repeat this process with the other tortilla. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted throughout and ingredients are warm. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: 1/2 quesadilla
  • Total carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary fiber: 16 g
  • Sodium: 649 mg
  • Saturated fat: 8 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3 g
  • Total fat: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 71 mg
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Calories: 345
  • Dairy foods low-fat or fat-free: 1
  • Grains and grain products: 1
  • Meats poultry and fish: 1
  • Vegetables: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Protein and dairy: 1
  • Vegetables: 1
  • Meat and meat substitutes: 4
  • Nonstarchy vegetables: 1
  • Starches: 1
Last Updated: 2016-04-23
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