Chicken Quesadillas with Fruit Salsa

Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Marinate:
30 mins
Chill:
2 hrs
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Chicken Quesadillas with Fruit Salsa

Ingredients
1
small papaya, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2
small nectarines, pitted and chopped
2
hot red or jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
2
tablespoons snipped cilantro or parsley
2
tablespoons lime juice
2
teaspoons honey
4
medium boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (12 ounces total)
4
green onions, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
6
tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2
tablespoons snipped cilantro or parsley
2
teaspoons honey
1
tablespoon cooking oil
4
8 inches flour tortillas
1/2
cup shredded Monterey jack or cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

Directions

  1. For salsa, stir together the papaya, nectarine, hot red or jalapeno peppers, 2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 2 teaspoons honey in a medium bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 2 to 6 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces. Place chicken and green onion in a plastic bag set in a deep mixing bowl. For marinade, in a small mixing bowl stir together the 6 tablespoons lime or lemon juice, the lime peel, 2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley, and 2 teaspoons honey. Pour over chicken and onion in the bag. Close bag and turn to coat well. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken and onion, and discard marinade. Remove salsa from the refrigerator; set aside.
  3. Cook and stir chicken in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until no pink remains.
  4. Place tortillas on a baking sheet. Layer one side of tortillas with half of salsa and all of the chicken and cheese. Fold plain halves over filled halves. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Top with remaining salsa. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Menu Suggestion:

Make it a meal with greens salad and custard drizzled with caramel sauce.

Nutrition Facts

(Chicken Quesadillas with Fruit Salsa)
    Per serving:
  • 373 kcal cal.,
  • 16 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 57 mg chol.,
  • 239 mg sodium,
  • 35 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 23 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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