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Cheesy Chicken and Bean Quesadillas

cheesy chicken and bean quesadillas Entree Southwestern
Cheesy Chicken and Bean Quesadillas
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 8

Quesadillas become a meaty main dish with rotisserie chicken, black beans and rice.

Updated February 1, 2010

Ingredients

  • 2
    cups shredded or finely chopped deli rotisserie chicken (from 2- to 2 1/2-lb chicken)
  • 1/2
    cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 4
    medium green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1
    can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2
    cup cooked white rice
  • 1
    package (11.5 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 tortillas)
  • 3
    cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (12 oz)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1
    teaspoon olive oil
  • 1
    cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
  • 1/2
    cup sour cream

Steps

  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix chicken, bell pepper, green onions, beans and rice. Top half of each tortilla with 1/2 cup chicken mixture and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Fold other half of each tortilla over filling, press down slightly. Spray top halves of tortillas with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Heat 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Place 2 filled tortillas at a time, sprayed sides down, in skillet. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and hot. Cut into wedges. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

  • A shredded lettuce salad tossed with slices of ripe olives, avocado and tomatoes makes a nice accompaniment to these quesadillas. Finish with a scoop of lime or mango sorbet.
  • Microwave 1/2 cup instant white rice and 1/2 cup water in covered microwavable bowl about 4 minutes on High to get 1/2 cup cooked rice for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Quesadilla
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
75mg
26%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
3g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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