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Chicken Fajita Quesadilla

25 May

These were pretty darn tasty, and I can’t hardly believe how low the calories were. I have gone a whole year without making a quesadilla, because I thought there was no way I could get it to be calorie friendly, but these new low-carb tortillas I’ve found have really been a game changer. And they are really good. They’re not a weird texture or a weird taste. They’re just like a regular tortilla. Thank you low-carb Gods for sending me these puppies!

Ingredients:

  • 8 low carb tortillas (the ones I used, shown below, are 60 calories each)
  • 8 oz of boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper (i used orange, just for fun)
  • 2 cups shredded 2% mexican blend (or cheddar) cheese
  • 4 tbsp diced fresh jalapeno (optional, but highly recommended)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Slice onions and peppers and set aside for now. Chop jalapeños into little pieces and set aside in a separate container.

2. Heat your electric skillet or griddle to 375.

3. Thinly slice chicken breast, then cut the slices in half. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Heat a skillet on the stove, and spray it with non-stick spray. Sauté onions and peppers until they begin to caramelize. Then remove them to another container.

5. Re spray the skillet with non-stick spray and sauté chicken until cooked through.

6. Now turn off the stove and move all of your food items to the griddle. You’ll want everything close. This part goes quickly.

7. Spray griddle liberally with spray and place one tortilla on the skillet. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese evenly over tortilla.

8. Layer 1/4 of onion, pepper, chicken and jalapeño over cheese. Cover this with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

9. Cover with a 2nd tortilla. Spray the top tortilla lightly with nonstick spray.

10. Carefully check the bottom tortilla by gently lifting the edge with the spatula. You want to use the widest spatula you have here. When it reaches the desired color, place the spatula under the bottom tortilla and carefully flip the whole thing.

11. Once each side has browned nicely, remove quesadilla to a large plate. Use pizza cutter to cut into 8 slices.

12. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Makes 4 quesadillas.

Serve with plain Greek yogurt and salsa. (not included in calories shown here)

4 servings=380 calories per serving

Approximately 10 weight watchers points plus per serving.
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