Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Smoked Chicken Quesadillas with Mango Salsa

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Smoked Chicken Quesadillas with Mango Salsa

Makes: 4 to 6 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Start to Finish: 30 minutes


  • 1/3 cup sliced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 firm-ripe mango, peeled, cut (avoiding pit) into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 ounces low-fat soft mild plain goat cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 (7-inch) low-fat flour tortillas
  • 5 ounces purchased cooked smoked chicken breast or deli-sliced smoked turkey, coarsely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil


1. Toss together onion, 1 tablespoon juice, and the sugar in a small bowl. Marinate onion at room temperature, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, stir together mango, 1/4 cup cilantro, and 1 tablespoon juice in another bowl; salt and pepper to taste, for mango salsa.

3. Using a fork, stir together cheese, cumin, and remaining 1 tablespoon juice until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Spread cheese mixture on one side of each of 4 tortillas; top with onion, remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and the chicken. Cover with remaining tortillas, pressing together.

5. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderate heat. Cook each quesadilla, turning once, until golden brown and cheese begins to melt, about 3 minutes (add remaining oil as needed). Transfer to a cutting board and cut into wedges. Serve with mango salsa. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4 to 6 servings
  • Calories250,
  • Total Fat (g)9.5,
  • Saturated Fat (g)2,
  • Cholesterol (mg)20,
  • Sodium (mg)476,
  • Carbohydrate (g)38,
  • Fiber (g)7,
  • Protein (g)11,
  • Vitamin A (DV%)0,
  • Vitamin C (DV%)0,
  • Calcium (DV%)0,
  • Iron (DV%)0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet