Chicken quesadilla

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Serves

4

Chicken quesadilla

Photo: Erik Putz

Bookmark this Mexican-inspired recipe for a crowd-pleasing dinner that will have even the pickiest eaters asking for seconds.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tsp canola oil , divided
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups chopped baby spinach
  • 1 mango , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Lime crema

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro , optional
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • salsa , for serving, optional
  • sliced avocado , for serving, optional

Instructions

  • Remove chicken from bone and discard skin. Shred meat with two forks on a cutting board. Set aside.
  • Set a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Brush with ½ tsp oil. Lay a tortilla in frying pan. Scatter 1/4 portion each of spinach, mango, chicken and cheese over half of tortilla.
  • Fold tortilla in half to enclose filling. Cook until underside is golden, about 2 min. Flip and continue until other side is golden, about 2 more min. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling ingredients.
  • Lime crema: Stir sour cream with cilantro (if using), lime zest and juice in a small bowl. Slice each quesadilla into 4 wedges.
  • Serve with lime crema, salsa and avocado, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 520,
  • Protein
  • 32 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g,
  • Fat
  • 25 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 600 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent September/October 2021 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.