Southwestern Recipes

Chicken Quesadillas

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  • 1 cup canned vegetarian refried beans
  • 1/4 cup bottled salsa
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • Sour cream and additional salsa for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine refried beans and salsa in a mixing bowl.
  2. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.
  3. Spray one side of a tortilla lightly with cooking spray. Place sprayed side down in a nonstick skillet. Spread with about 1/4 cup bean mixture. Top with 1/2 cup shredded chicken and about 1/2 cup cheese. Top with another tortilla and spray top lightly with spray. Cook over medium heat, pressing down with a spatula until lightly brown. Turn and cook second side until lightly brown. Place on a baking sheet in oven to keep warm while you continue with remaining tortillas.
  4. Cut into wedges and serve with sour cream and additional salsa.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Facts: Per serving (not including garnishes): 850 calories, 47 g protein, 90 g carbohydrates, 33 g fat, 105 mg cholesterol, 1,360 mg sodium, 8 g fiber. Calories from fat: 34 percent

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