Roasted pepper-chicken quesadillas

5
4
4
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
In this lighter version, they are lightly sprayed with nonstick spray and heated in a skillet until the tortillas are temptingly crisp.

Ingredients

flour tortilla(s)

6 large

Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Mexican style blend shredded cheese

1 cup(s)

cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s)

¼ pound(s), thinly sliced

roasted red peppers (packed in water)

½ cup(s), water-packed, drained and chopped

cilantro

½ cup(s), loosely packed fresh leaves

uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, thinly sliced

hot pepper sauce

tsp, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the tortillas on a work surface; sprinkle the cheese evenly over half of each tortilla.
  2. Arrange the chicken, roasted peppers, cilantro, and scallions evenly over the cheese.
  3. Sprinkle each with a few drops of hot pepper sauce.
  4. Fold the unfilled half of each tortilla over the filling, lightly pressing down on the tortillas.
  5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray the top of each quesadilla with olive-oil nonstick spray.
  6. Place 3 of the tortillas sprayed-side down in the skillet. Cook until crisp on the bottom, 1–2 minutes. Spray the tops of the tortillas with nonstick spray and turn them over. Cook until crisp on the second side, 1–2 minutes.
  7. Transfer the quesadillas to a cutting board and cover loosely with foil. Cook the remaining 3 quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges, making a total of 24 wedges. Yields 2 wedges per serving.
  8. Stack the wedges on a serving plate and serve hot or warm.

Notes

These quesadillas are prepared the classic way—half of each tortilla is covered with the filling ingredients and then the unfilled half is folded over, forming a half-moon shape.

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