Lunch / Dinner
Blackened Chicken Quesadilla
Meat and cheese ... the perfect smart carb combination. Add a low carb tortilla and you’ve got a basic quesadilla. But you can deliver a lot more taste by making a few adjustments.
Boost the chicken’s flavor by blackening it, starting with coating the breast meat with Cajun seasoning and then cooking until the skin is crusty.
Coat chicken with Cajun spice blend. Saute in oil in a large saute pan over medium heat until blackened, 4–5 minutes per side. Remove from pan, rest 5 minutes, then thinly slice against the grain.
Assemble quesadillas. First, coat a nonstick pan with cooking spray and heat over medium. Place tortilla in pan and sprinkle 1 side with 1/4 cup cheese, sliced chicken, and another 1/4 cup cheese. Fold empty side of tortilla over and cook until golden on each side, 2–4 minutes. Repeat process with remaining tortillas. Slice into wedges and serve with salsa.
Season chicken by rubbing Cajun spice all over. Saute breasts in oil until crusted and cooked through.
Put down layers of cheese, chicken, and more cheese on side of the tortilla, then fold over and saute.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 1003mg 41%
Carbs 34g 11%
Fiber 2g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.