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Quick Chicken Quesadillas

Servings: 6
Revised Nov. 1, 2011
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  • 1 can (12.5 oz.) chicken meat
  • 1 can (4 oz.) green chilies
  • 6 (7-inch) tortillas
  • 1½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (2.25 oz.) black olives, sliced


1. In a large bowl mix the chicken, green chilies, cheese and olives.

2. Lightly spray two medium/large frying pans with cooking spray. Over medium heat lay two tortillas in each pan (so that each will fold over into a half-moon shape).

3. Add about 1/2 cup chicken mixture to each quesadilla. Cook until starting to brown (~ 5-minutes) then turn over to finish cooking.

4. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Serve immediately with optional condiments if desired.

Optional add-ons: (not included in Nutrition data)

  • Light sour cream
  • Fresh Salsa
  • Guacamole

Nutrition:  (Serving size: one quesadilla)
: 357       protein: 24.6g       total carbohydrate: 26.2g     total fat: 17.3g
: 1.8g       sodium: 790mg      dietary fiber: 1.4g       saturated fat: 7.6g