Barbeque Chicken Quesadillas

Leftover roasted chicken has graced our table for three meals. I love to get 3 to 4 meals from a roasted chicken.

This meal is so quick. I have drastically cut the oil in the tortillas to lighten them up a bit.

Since I always buy chunk cheeses I just throw all veggies along with the chunk cheese and cilantro in a food processor and pulse to get this.

This food processed mess, (it looks like a mess), makes it easier for me to divide the cheese and veggies between the tortillas along with the separate chicken.

Using a stovetop grill lets me get 2 tortillas to begin with, and then 4 quesadillas at a time.

The most involved part is rolling the tortillas before cooking to turn into quesadillas. I usually do have a big mess at that stage, but often I just make the tortillas separate and keep them stored in the fridge. You never know when you will need a tortilla. Especially when dieting for chips and wraps or whatever.

To complement the quesadillas I came up with a very quick and almost fat free spanish rice. Add a green salad and there you have lunch in a flash!

Barbeque Chicken Quesadillas- 7 servings 255 calories each.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup red onion — chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
7 black olives — sliced
1/2 cup Velveeta Light
1/4 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
7 ounces chicken — roasted and pulled
from bone
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup salsa

Mix all tortilla ingredients. ( Many people tell you to rest your dough about 10 – 15 minutes at this point, but I am usually to impatient to do that and they still turn out well) . Roll into 7 equal size balls and roll each ball into a disk on a floured surface the size of a flour tortilla. Place each one on hot preheated stovetop grill and cook flipping until lightly browned.

Spray grill lightly and heat a stovetop grill. Mix the barbeque sauce together with the chicken pieces. Divide all filling ingredients into 7 and place on top of each tortilla. Fold and place on the stovetop grill, ( or you can use a frying pan , you just won’t be able to do as many at one time ),and grill flipping until crisp and cheese melts. Cut in half and serve with more cilantro and the salsa.

7 servings 255 calories each.

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Per serving: 255 Calories (kcal); 11g Total Fat; (37% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 33mg Cholesterol; 860mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates

Quick Spanish Rice – 4 serving at 177 calories each

2 cups water
1/4 cup salsa
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
1 teaspoon lime juice

Bring your water, salsa, chili powder, cumin and garlic salt to a boil. Add the rice and stir. Cover tightly and simmer for about 15 minutes until rice is tender. Flake with a fork adding the lime juice. Serve warm.

4 serving at 176 calories each

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Per serving: 177 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (2% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 339mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brian
    Apr 16, 2008 @ 15:40:48

    This looks really tasty! I may make it. It’s amazing what kind of things you can find on the internet.

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  2. Sue (coffeepot)
    Apr 16, 2008 @ 16:43:41

    Hey Brian, Glad to hear that coffee is good for you cause I love it.


  3. grace
    Apr 16, 2008 @ 18:07:29

    mmm…they’re so colorful and oozing with scrumptiousness. this is my kind of meal. 🙂


  4. Sue (coffeepot)
    Apr 16, 2008 @ 18:51:56

    Hello grace, they were good and pretty healthy to boot.


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