Quesadilla Casserole by Clean Eating

Mmmmm… I’m in the mood lately for Mexican flavoured food. Maybe it’s because I’m hitting the beach soon (Sorry, Carol).

Here is a Quesadilla Casserole recipe that looks DELICIOUS. The other night, my mom made something similar for dinner from Clean Eating and it was to die for. Check this recipe out!

 

Serves: 6 Hands-on time: 5 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutesQuesadillaCasserole_Article

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 4-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 small whole-wheat tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 15-oz BPA-free can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium, all-natural barbecue sauce (no more than 7 to 10 g carbs and 1 g fat per 2-tbsp serving)
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large pot, bring 2 qt water to a boil. Add chicken, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until no longer pink. Transfer chicken to a plate to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, place tortilla strips on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, toss and spread in a single layer. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until crispy, tossing halfway through; set aside to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  4. Shred chicken with a fork. In a 10-inch square casserole dish, combine chicken, corn, beans and barbecue sauce. Spread mixture in an even layer. Transfer dish to oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, top with tortilla strips and cheese and bake for 5 to 10 more minutes until brown and bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrients per 1-cup serving: Calories: 254, Total Fat: 4 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 36 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 18 g, Sodium:178 mg, Cholesterol: 24 mg

Recipe by: By Kate Parham
Picture taken by: Edward Pond

http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/classics-made-clean/quesadilla-casserole/

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Posted on December 13, 2013, in Nutrition and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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