Mamma’s Skinny Quesadillas

Cook time: 30 Min  Prep time: 15 Min  Serves: 4 to 5

Ingredients:

SPICE MIX FOR CHICKEN:

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1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Creole seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste
1 lb chicken breasts
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 lime

SKINNY QUESADILLAS:

5 whole wheat low-carb tortillas
2 c shredded Mexican blend cheese, low-fat
1 can(s) reduced sodium black beans (15 oz)
reduced fat sour cream
salsa (see my recipe for mamma’s homemade salsa)

Directions:

1. Mix together dry ingredients in spice mix.
2. Sprinkle spice mix on both sides of the chicken breasts.
3. Cook chicken on both sides in olive oil in a saute pan until done. Squeeze lime juice on chicken once cooked and turn off the heat.
4. Clean out saute pan and cut the chicken into small pieces.
5. Drain and rinse black beans and pat dry.
6. Cook quesadillas one tortilla at a time. Fold tortilla in half. Place in saute pan and open. Sprinkle some cheese on half of the tortilla.
7. Then add chicken.
8. Sprinkle in some beans.
9. Add more cheese.

10. Fold the tortilla over so that both halves are surrounding them yummy chicken, beans, and cheese.
11. Place lid on saute pan. Cook each tortilla covered for about 2 minutes. Then carefully flip, replace lid, and cook for about one more minute.
12. Place each quesadilla on its own plate and top with sour cream and salsa. Cut in half, thirds, or quarters, and enjoy!

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