chicken mushroom quesadillaLast weekend as I was scrounging around the refrigerator to decide what to make that would be good for lunch i stumbled upon some left over chicken from the night before and thought hmmm I remember seeing what looked like a tasty recipe from my friend “Ellie” for a chicken quesadilla. So I pulled out all of the ingredients and within hmmm I’d say 30-45 minutes we had our very tasty chicken-mushroom quesadillas! So easy… follow along and let me know what you think!

Makes 4 Servings
1 Tb canola oil
1 large onion
8 ounces white mushrooms, coarsely chopped (about 3 cups)
3 garlic cloves minced
2 cups cooked diced skinless boneless chicken breast
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
2 c baby spinach leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
4 10″ whole-wheat four tortillas
1 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1/2 c salsa
1/4 c reduced fat sour cream

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the onions and mushrooms, stirring occasionally for 5-7 mins.
Add the garlic and good for 1 more minute.
Add the chicken, cumin, chili powder, and oregano and stir until all the spices are incorporated.
Stir in the spinach, salt and pepper and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes.
Lay the tortillas on a flat surface.
sprinkle half of the tortilla with 2Tb of shredded cheese.
Spoon 1/4 of the chicken mixture on top of the cheese on each tortilla
then top each with 2 mor TBs of cheese.
Fold the tortillas over into half moons, pressing down lightly to seal them closed.
Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat.
Place 2 quesadillas in the pan and cook, turning once until lightly browned and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side.
Repeat with the remaining quesadillas.
Slice each quesadilla in half.
Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Notes from Shelley’s Kitchen:
This was one of those recipes that “everyone” in our home loved! My husband didn’t even question if it was “good for you food!” It is crunch, cheesy, and soooo yummmy! We didn’t use the salsa this time but I’m sure in the summer we will. This will be a definate staple in our home from now on!

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