These easy chicken quesadillas with chipotle and lime sour cream are definitely a crowd pleaser!
There is an easy way to please the men in my family, and that’s to serve them Mexican food. As you can see, Mike is thoroughly enjoying his happy hour chicken quesadilla.
And why not? If we had ordered this dish at our local restaurant, according to Calorie Count it would have cost us over 900 calories and 57 grams of fat!
My version of this easy appetizer recipe has 260 calories and 6 grams of fat. Which would you choose?
That’s just plain crazy, and certainly not necessary. Now that many restaurants provide nutrition information, it just cements my belief that I’m better off eating at home.
These spicy quesadillas were made with corn tortillas and stuffed with shredded chicken breast, tomatoes, peppers, re-fried beans and cheese. We dipped them in a creamy chipotle and lime sauce, and chased it down with our favorite beer.
Happy, happy hour Friday!
- 8 ounces chicken breast, cooked and shredded
- 1 can Rotel tomatoes original or spicy , drained
- ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
- ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup low fat re-fried beans
- 8 small corn tortillas
- 8 tablespoons light sour cream
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ¼ tsp cumin
- ? tsp chipotle powder
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- 8 tbs low fat cheddar cheese
- Combine chicken, Rotel tomatoes, onion and cilantro in a bowl.
- Combine sour cream, lime juice, cumin, chipotle spice and cilantro in a small bowl to make sauce.
- Top one corn tortilla with 1/4 cup re-fried beans, 1/4 chicken mixture and 2 tablespoons cheese. Place second tortilla on top.
- Preheat skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Using a large spatula, place tortillas in the pan and cook 3 - 4 minutes until browned on one side. Flip with spatula and cook another 3 - 4 minutes until cheese is melted and the other side is lightly browned.
- Cut into quarters and serve with sauce.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Chicken is a complete protein, with less saturated fat than beef. Much of the fat is in the skin, so it is best eaten without the skin, with chicken breasts being the leanest choice. Chicken provides 67% of your daily protein needs. It also has cancer protecting B vitamins, including Niacin and B6 for energy.
Tomatoes provide a great source of vitamins C, A and K, not to mention the antioxidant and cancer preventing benefits of Lycopene. Tomatoes support colon and prostate health, and are a good source of potassium, niacin, vitamin B6, and folate to support a healthy heart.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 7.15g
Total Carbs: 31.04g
Dietary Fiber: 5.90g
Weight Watchers Points 5
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.