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Quesadillas With Lime Cilantro Salad

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Quesadilla recipe for a mid-week dinner.
For the chicken
  Chicken breast boneless skinless 1 Large, cut into strips
  Lime 1 , juiced
  Dijon mustard 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Garlic powder To Taste
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
For the quesadilla
  Whole wheat tortilla 1 Large
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fat free refried beans 1 Tablespoon
  Canned corn 1 Tablespoon (corn with peppers)
  Low fat cheese 1 Tablespoon, shredded
For lime cilantro coleslaw
  Coleslaw mix 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cilantro 1 Bunch (100 gm), torn
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Salt and pepper To Taste

For the Chicken
1. In a bowl, add lime juice, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder and olive oil. Mix well till combined. Put the chicken pieces and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
2. On medium high heat, heat a grill pan. Put the marinated chicken strips on it and cook for 2 minutes per sides or till the chicken is fully cooked.
3. Remove from heat. Let it cool and shred the chicken Set aside.

For The Quesadilla
4. Lightly brush one side of the whole wheat tortilla with olive oil. Flip it.
5. On the other side, spread the refried beans. Then chicken, corn and finish it with cheese. Fold the tortilla into half to look like a half moon.
6. Heat a grill pan on medium heat and place the quesadilla on it. Cook on one side till it is crisp. Flip it and continue to cook till it is crisp.
7. Remove from heat and transfer onto a plate. Cut it into half.

For The Coleslaw
8. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients well till all are coated evenly.

9. In a serving plate, serve the quesadilla with lime and cilantro coleslaw, guacamole and pickled jalapeno peppers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Complete Meal, Everyday
Chicken Breast
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
A yummy and delicious dish coming your way from the Spanish cuisine. Check out the video of the delicious Chicken Quesadillas with Coleslaw. A yummy recipe which can be prepared in a couple of minutes. A very simple and easy dish to prepare.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 715 Calories from Fat 258

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.8%

Saturated Fat 5.8 g29%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 109.2 mg36.4%

Sodium 1633.8 mg68.1%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19.1%

Dietary Fiber 9.9 g39.8%

Sugars 12.3 g

Protein 54 g108.3%

Vitamin A 137.7% Vitamin C 64.9%

Calcium 28% Iron 27.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Quesadillas With Lime Cilantro Salad Recipe Video