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Quesadilla
  • 10 MINUTES COOK TIME
  • 35 MINUTES TOTAL TIME
PHOTO BY LAURA HEINEMAN

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C queso fresco
  • 1/4 C cheddar cheese
  • 4 large whole wheat tortilla
  • 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast , cooked and shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • olive oil spray

Directions

Mise en place

  • Wash and dry fresh produce.
  • Chop the cilantro.
  • Dice the red bell pepper.
  • Chop the onion.
  • Crumble the queso fresco into a bowl.
  • Cook the chicken according to the package.
  • Using your hands, tear the chicken (shred) into small stringy pieces.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Prepare

  • Combine the fresco and cheddar cheeses.
  • Lay the tortillas on a cutting board or plate.
  • On the bottom half of each of the tortillas, sprinkle 2 T of the cheese mixture. Then, you want to layer the chicken, red pepper, onion and cilantro on top of each of the tortillas. Each of the tortillas should have an equal amount of each of these ingredients.
  • Sprinkle an additional 2 T of the cheese mixture on top of each of the tortillas.
  • Fold the top half of each of the tortillas over the bottom half to cover the filling. Move to a cookie sheet lined with foil.
  • Spray lightly the tops of each of the tortillas with the olive oil.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the oven. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe in Action

  • 4 Servings
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
Click here for Nutrition Facts Nutrition Tip

Baking quesadillas are a great way to include lean meats, whole grains and plenty of vegetables into 1 dish without adding the fat and calories associated with pan-frying.

Cultural Facts

Quesadillas originated in colonial Mexico but have evolved over the ages to reflect local cuisines where they are served.

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