Chicken Quesadillas with Papaya Salsa
- For salsa, in a bowl stir together the papaya, nectarine, hot red or jalapeno pepper, cilantro or parsley, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 teaspoon honey. Cover and chill thoroughly.
- Meanwhile, rinse the chicken and pat dry. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Place chicken and green onions in a plastic bag set in a deep mixing bowl. For marinade, in a bowl stir together the 1/2 teaspoon lime peel, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon cilantro or parsley, and 1 teaspoon honey. Pour over chicken and onions 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 discard marinade. Remove salsa from the refrigerator; set aside.
- In a medium skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until no pink remains, stirring constantly.
- On a baking sheet, layer half of each tortilla with one-fourth of salsa and half of chicken and cheese. Fold plain halves over filled halves. Bake in a 350 degree F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Top with remaining salsa. Serves 2.
From the Test Kitchen
Feature this fresh-tasting Mexican meal with nectarine slices and frozen margaritas.
Nutrition Facts (Chicken Quesadillas with Papaya Salsa)
- Per serving:
- 420 kcal ,
- 17 g fat
- (5 g sat. fat ,
- 66 mg chol. ,
- 326 mg sodium ,
- 43 g carb. ,
- 27 g pro.