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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 380.3
  • Total Fat: 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.4 mg
  • Sodium: 781.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 25.3 g

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Southwestern Quesadillas

Submitted by: LAKATGA
Southwestern Quesadillas

Introduction

This is a spin-off of the Chili's Southwestern Egg rolls. Instead of deep-frying the filling, you put it in a tortilla and make a quesadilla. This is a spin-off of the Chili's Southwestern Egg rolls. Instead of deep-frying the filling, you put it in a tortilla and make a quesadilla.
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
    2 tbsp. olive oil
    1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
    1/4 cup chopped scallions
    2/3 cup frozen corn, thawed
    1/2 cup black beans, drained
    1/4 cup chopped spinach
    1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
    1 tsp. ground cumin
    1 tsp. chili powder
    dash salt
    dash cayenne pepper
    1.5 cup reduced fat shredded cheese
    5 10-inch flour tortillas

Directions

1. Grill or saute chicken until cooked and put aside.
2. In a non-stick skillet, add olive oil and heat.
3. Add pepper and scallions and saute until soft.
4. Add chicken, beans, corn, spinach and spices. Mix for approximately 4 minutes until spinach has separated and is well-mixed.
5. Add cheese and take off heat, stirring until it's all well-mixed.
6. You can heat your tortillas or not, this is optional.

Makes approximately five large quesadillas.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LAKATGA.






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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    These sound delicious, but I agree...too many calories, fat and sat. fat for just one serving. By using cooking spray instead of olive oil, fat free cheese & whole wheat tortillas, it cuts the calories down to 295.4, the fat down to 3.5g and the sat. fat down to .7g per serving. Much healthier!! - 3/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very, very good! We added some salsa and a little bit of fresh Jalapeno a few minutes before we added the cheese and it was awesome. All three of my kids loved it as well! Thanks for sharing ~ Definetly a keeper!! - 10/12/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    make sure you can find La Tortilla brand tortillas - much less in calories, carbs and much more in fiber.
    - 3/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!Every time I go to Chilis I get the Southwest eggrolls but they are so heavy with calories. Much to my surpise this taste just them without the calories. - 1/13/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    AWESOME! These are the best! Will definately make again! - 12/2/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    another idea for the eggroll craving is to make up actual eggrolls and BAKE them instead of frying them! - 4/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. It will go into the rotation. - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is incredible. We will make this again. Probably tomorrow. - 10/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Incredible! Will make this again and again! The whole family enjoyed it! - 10/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yum and so filling..have a lil fat free sour cream and salsa w/it. the beans make it more filling - 10/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Excellent! - 2/14/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a good lower fat version, however I was surprised at the calorie content. The Chili's version is only around 900 for the entire plate full, and these are almost 400 calories each? - 1/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love it!!! This is a great lower fat version of the original. Also goes great with a reduced fat yogurt-cucumber sauce. Thanks for the recipe!!! - 1/19/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great, even my husband loved them!!!! - 10/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    everyone in the family absolutely loved these! - 10/10/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So good and so easy!! - 10/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were really good, very tasty. who says you have to sacrafice good food because you are on a diet. They had a lot of flavor and it was hard not to go back for seconds but I didn't :) - 10/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    these are awesome. my boyfriend and i love them =] - 10/7/08

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  • These sound great - think I might make them tonight :) - 5/8/13

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  • I hope you don't mind that I uploaded a photo. These are a huge favorite in our house! This time, we found some fire roasted corn in the freezer section and tried it....awesome! But, always awesome! - 1/20/13

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  • This recipe was delicious. I did use cooking spray instead of olive oil, whole wheat tortillas, and I used chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts. Since I was making more than one serving, I used a lot more veggies. I figured the leftovers can be used with eggs or eaten alone! - 7/12/11

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  • Way too much fat. Made some changes and it turned out great. - 5/27/11

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  • Yummy! Will make again- thanks! - 4/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OH MAN! Chilis egg rolls are my favorite! I am so going to make these! - 4/24/09

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy - 3/6/09

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