Chicken Quesadillas (Ree Drummond) Recipe

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper and taco seasoning. Add the chicken to the skillet and saute over medium-high heat until done, about 4 minute per side. Remove from the skillet and dice into cubes. Set aside.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet over high heat. Throw in the onions and peppers and cook until the peppers have a few dark brown/black areas, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Sizzle 1/2 tablespoon of the butter in a separate skillet or griddle over medium heat and lay a flour tortilla in the skillet. Then build the quesadillas by laying grated cheese on the bottom tortilla, and then arranging the chicken and cooked peppers. Top with a little more grated cheese and top with a second tortilla.
  4. When the tortilla is golden on the first side, carefully flip the quesadilla to the other side, adding another 1/2 tablespoon butter to the skillet at the same time. Continue cooking until the second side is golden. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and fillings.
  5. Cut each quesadilla into wedges and serve with Pico de Gallo.
  6. Pico de Gallo:
  7. Dice up equal quantities of tomatoes and onions. Roughly chop the cilantro.
  8. Now, slice 1 or 2 jalapenos in half. With a spoon, scrape out the seeds. (If you like things spicy, leave in some of the white membranes.) Dice the jalapenos very finely; you want a hint of heat and jalapeno flavor, but you don't want to cause any fires. Now dump the four ingredients into a bowl.
  9. Slice the lime in half and squeeze the juice from half the lime into the bowl. Sprinkle with salt, and stir together until combined. Be sure to taste the pico de gallo and adjust the seasonings, adding salt or more diced jalapeno if needed.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 937.97 Kcal (3927 kJ)
Calories from fat 503.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.91g 86%
Cholesterol 186.92mg 62%
Sodium 1465.22mg 61%
Potassium 1099.92mg 23%
Total Carbs 57g 19%
Sugars 7.92g 32%
Dietary Fiber 6.48g 26%
Protein 54.71g 109%
Vitamin C 89.6mg 149%
Vitamin A 1.8mg 59%
Iron 27.8mg 155%
Calcium 544.6mg 54%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 157.91 Kcal (661 kJ)
Calories from fat 84.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.41g 86%
Cholesterol 31.47mg 62%
Sodium 246.67mg 61%
Potassium 185.17mg 23%
Total Carbs 9.6g 19%
Sugars 1.33g 32%
Dietary Fiber 1.09g 26%
Protein 9.21g 109%
Vitamin C 15.1mg 149%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 59%
Iron 4.7mg 155%
Calcium 91.7mg 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 22.6
  • 25

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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