Friday, April 3, 2009

(25) Chicken, Mushroom, and Cheese Quesadillas

So I didn't do as great a job as I had hoped this week in the cooking arena. Oh well, that's life! But tonight it was "use it or lose it" time for the pack of mushrooms that I had, so I made these quesadillas. They were quick and easy and made a ton! I used 1lb of chicken because that's what I had partitioned out in the freezer. I'm also not a great judge of what size tortillas are. So I think I got 8" wraps, but who the hell knows?! In any case, I think this was a 6 serving meal. VERY flavorful and a definite repeater!!

Chicken, Mushroom, and Cheese Quesadillas

Source: Cooking Light Magazine, July 2004
Yield: 4 servings (1 quesadilla per serving)

CL Comments: Using preshredded cheese and presliced mushrooms makes these quesadillas a snap to prepare.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) preshredded light Mexican cheese blend (such as Sargento)

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine ground cumin, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; sprinkle over chicken. Add chicken to pan, and sauté 5 minutes or until browned. Remove chicken from pan; set aside. Add onion, mushrooms, garlic, jalapeño, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Wipe pan with paper towels.

Heat pan over medium heat. Sprinkle each tortilla with about 1/3 cup cheese. Arrange 1/2 cup mushroom mixture over one-half of each tortilla. Arrange chicken evenly over mushroom mixture. Carefully fold each tortilla in half. Add 2 quesadillas to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cheese melts. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 388 (29% from fat), Fat: 12.5g (sat 5.7g,mono 2.5g,poly 0.9g), Protein: 38.5g, Carbohydrate: 31.3g, Fiber: 1.7g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Iron: 2.8mg Sodium: 759mg, Calcium:429mg

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