Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado under 400 Calories

Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado Under 400 Calories

Serves 4
38 grams of protein


  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, (cut into 1 inch strips)
  • 4 whole wheat burrito size or low fat tortillas
  • 1 cup 2% shredded Mexican cheese blend, (if you can not find 2% Mexican cheese blend, use 2% cheddar)
  • 1/2 avocado (peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup salsa, (mild or medium)
  • in a nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray heated over medium heat for 1 minute, add green onion and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring so it does not stick
  • in a bowl grate 1 tsp of lime peel and squeeze 2 tbsp of juice into the lime peel
  • season chicken with lime peel, juice and pepper
  • add chicken to the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes or until cooked through
  • transfer to a bowl and squeeze additional lime juice over chicken
  • evenly divide chicken and cheese over tortillas fold in half to make 4 quesadillas
  • in the same skillet cook quesadillas in 2 batches about 4 minutes on each side or until starting to brown on each side
  • serve with avocado and salsa

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