I’m going to this family style restaurant tomorrow for a farewell party. Since the place is Canadian own and I know I got some American blog readers so I might as well share the recipe here. I went to my fave recipe website and was looking at health eating options. One of the things that popped up was Quesadillas and it is exactly what I am going to eat tomorrow night. Also this recipe is almost the exact same.
This is so great you can have it for lunch or dinner or even make it with your girl friends for a girls night.
- 455 g skinless, boneless chicken breast, diced
- 35 g fajita seasoning
- 15 ml vegetable oil
- 2 green bell peppers, chopped
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
- 224 g shredded Cheddar cheese
- 7 g bacon bits
- 224 g shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Preheat the broiler. Grease a baking sheet.
Toss the chicken with the fajita seasoning, then spread onto the baking sheet. Place under the broiler and cook until the chicken pieces are no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the green bell peppers, red bell peppers, onion, and chicken. Cook and stir until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes.
Layer half of each tortilla with the chicken and vegetable mixture, then sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and Monterey Jack. Fold the tortillas in half and Place onto a baking sheet.
Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until the cheeses have melted, about 10 minutes.
Btw… it serves 20. That is a lot. I would half everything put add more veggies 🙂
Alternative Healthy Options.. and for those that don’t eat meat 🙂
Keeping it Healthy
Be sure to make good choices when assembling your quesadillas:
- Use the fat-free version, or hold the sour cream altogether.
- Add flavor by chopping up some avocado to sprinkle on each piece–avocados are high in fat, but mono-saturated fats (the “good” kind that lowers cholesterol).
- Go easy on the cheese–it adds protein, but also quite a bit of fat if you’re not careful.
- Spoon on some extra salsa to get even more veggies in each bite.
- Buy whole wheat tortillas, avoiding those made with lard–or, just make some yourself
- OR JUST ADD WHATEVER YOU WANT