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Healthy Chicken Quesadillas

Healthy Chicken Quesadillas

Here is another healthy snack or perhaps a light meal for those who want to lose weight. We are now living on a fast pace life as such, we want something done in an instant or at the fastest time possible. With that we normally end up taking what are offered in fast food chains and other processed foods that are risky for our health. These food have high amount of unwanted calories, saturated fat and salt that when taken too much can lead to chronic illness such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart attack, diabetes and others that is brought by improper eating habits.

Quensadillas are of Mexican touch. This recipe is made healthier as healthy stuffs are combined together in a way to still enjoy your snack with its delicious taste.

What you’ll need:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (this is the healthiest part of the chicken as it is purely white meat), each 4 ounces
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup smoky or hot salsa
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 flour tortillas, each 8 inches in diameter
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

How to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 Farenheit. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut each chicken breast into cubes. In a large, nonstick frying pan, add the chicken and onions and sauté until the onions are tender and the chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the salsa, tomatoes and cilantro.
  3. To assemble, lay a tortilla flat and rub the outside edge with water. Spread about 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture onto the tortilla, leaving about 1/2 inch free around the outer rim. Sprinkle with a spoonful of shredded cheese. Fold tortilla in half and seal. Place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Lightly coat the top of the tortillas with cooking spray.
  4. Bake until the quesadillas are lightly browned and crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Cut in half and serve immediately.

No need to worry about the nutrients because preserving (which is 2 halves) can give you 444 calories, 10 grams total fat(composing of 3 grams saturated fat, 3 grams monounsaturated fat and 51 milligrams cholesterol), only 736 milligrams sodium, 55 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram dietary fiber and 32 grams protein. Tortilla is actually healthier than bread especially when you know what’s best. White and yellow corn wraps are both great choices. At the same time, Whole wheat wraps have many healthy cousins. Great choices include multi-grain (mixtures of whole wheat, rye, barley, and oats) and brown rice tortillas. With the right choices, you are sure to enjoy your healthy chicken quensadillas to its fullest.

Our healthy chicken quensadillas is also a great recipe for parties. If there are leftovers, you can easily store them by freezing them and just reheating them well when you want to eat it. The zesty chicken and cooked peppers are a succulent delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa and your still off to go with your healthy snack. Enjoy!

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