Wednesday, January 13, 2010

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

This is so easy I hate to even call it a recipe, but it's too good not to share! Grocery store rotisserie chickens are a gift to busy people who still want to eat well, but using up leftover can be a challenge. This quesadilla is easy and still good for you; even if it's not made with the low-fat cheese and whole-wheat, low-fat tortilla I used, it's still not bad! 1/2 cup leftover cooked chicken, sliced or shredded
  • 1 soft taco size (medium) flour tortilla - I used Mission Plus 96% Fat-free
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce of your choice - I used Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Chipotle
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped onion - pre-diced frozen makes this recipe even faster!
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat shredded Mexican blend or cheddar cheese
  • Non-stick cooking spray
Heat the chicken in the microwave for about 45 seconds to warm it through. Spread BBQ sauce on tortilla; arrange chicken on one half.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, spray with cooking spray and cook onions for 3-4 minutes, until they are softened and beginning to brown a little bit. Top chicken with cooked onions and then cheese. Fold tortilla in half (some brands need to be warmed for a few seconds to make that easier!) and spray the top half with cooking spray.

Place quesadilla in hot skillet, spray side down, and spray the new top of it with cooking spray. Cook, turning once or twice, until as golden and crispy as you like it.

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