HEALTHY CINCO DE MAYO RECIPE

Yield: 4 servings, serving size is 1 quesadilla.
Per serving, calories:  335, fat: 8 g, protein 24 g

  • 1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
  • 3/4 cup chunky bottled salsa
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of cumin, chili powder, salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 (8-inch) whole-wheat flour tortillas
  • 1/3 cup grated queso fresco or Monterey Jack cheese
  1. Spray a 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add corn; cook 5 minutes, stirring until lightly charred. Remove from heat; wipe skillet clean.
  2. Combine corn, salsa, cilantro, and 2 tablespoons lime juice in bowl.
  3. Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir well and set aside.
  4. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until it is heated through, stirring occasionally. Add garlic during last 30 seconds of cooking then transfer chicken to a plate.
  5. Wrap tortillas in a paper towel; microwave on HIGH about 15 seconds or until warm. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp cheese over half of each tortilla; top each with chicken and 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold tortillas in half; brush tops with remaining oil; sprinkle with salt, if desired.
  6. Heat skillet over medium-low heat. Add 2 quesadillas, oiled sides down, pressing to flatten. Cook 1 minute or until lightly browned. Flip; cook 45 seconds and transfer to a cutting board. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas.
  7. Cut quesadillas into wedges; serve hot with remaining salsa. Enjoy!