Monday, September 24, 2012

80(ish)--- Apple Chicken Quesadillas with Arugula

I saw this on a restaurant menu once and I was intrigued, but didn't order it.  And then of course I was obsessing about how I should have ordered it.  I have never used brie in a quesadilla before-- it was amazing.  I do not typically go for "light" cheeses because they usually lack in flavor and do not melt well.  But I tried a light brie with these and it was spectacular-- no difference that I could tell.

Apples are in season, and therefore, they have a really high nutrient value (especially if you can find them locally). Don't forget about the skin!  That's where many of the nutrients and the majority of the fiber is.

Apple Chicken Quesadillas with Arugula
Serves 2

2 - 8" flour tortillas (bonus points for wheat)
3 oz light brie cheese, cut into thin slices (I kept the rind on)
1/2 Granny Smith apple, sliced thin
3 oz shredded chicken breast (use leftovers!)
1 cup baby arugula leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Place one tortilla in skillet then layer 1/2 with ~1 oz cheese, apple slices, chicken, and arugula.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.  Top with additional ~1/2 oz cheese and fold remaining tortilla half over ingredients.  Allow to cook until bottom tortilla is crisp, ~ 3 minutes, then flip over.  Repeat cooking until bottom tortilla is crisp and cheese is melted.

Remove from heat and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before slicing into wedges and serving.

Nutrition Info per 1 quesadilla: 258 calories, 9 g fat, 22 g protein, 20 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber

1 comment:

  1. apple and arugula in my quesadilla sounds wonderful! Plus chicken...what a well-rounded treat! I'll definitely make your version next time I have tortillas on hand!