Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chicken & Avocado Quesadillas

 
Quesdaillas aren't usually thought of as healthy, but with reduced fat cheese, low carb tortillas, avocado, and chicken a quesadilla can be a pretty complete meal.
 
Ingredients:
 
1 shredded chicken breast OR two shredded chicken thighs
1 Avocado
1 green onion (aka scallion)
1 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
4 low carb tortillas
Pam or other cooking spray
Optional: Cilantro, Fat Free Sour Cream, Salsa
 
Directions:
 
Top one tortilla with shredded cheese, shredded chicken, diced avocado, and sliced green onion, and more cheese.  Spray a pan or skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.  Carefully place tortilla with toppings in the pre-heated pan.  Top with another tortilla.  Cook over medium heat for three minutes (or until the bottom tortilla is starting to turn golden brown.  Carefully flip with a spatula and cook for another three minutes to brown the other tortilla.  Remove from pan and allow to cook for a minute or two before cutting.  I like to use a pizza cutter to slice the quesadilla up, but a regular knife will work just fine.  Serve with your favorite salsa and/or fat free sour cream.  You can also garnish with a bit of cilantro if you're feeling fancy ;)
 
 
 
Notes:
- Here's a link to a recipe for the shredded chicken I used: Shredded Chicken 
- To make this even more filling you can add black beans.
-If you have issues with dairy like I do I recommend Kaas Soy Pepper Jack...it actually melts like real cheese!
 
 

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