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Low-Calorie Chicken Club Quesadilla Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Clubhouse Chicken Quesadilla
HG's Clubhouse Chicken Quesadilla

Club-Chomping

Some clubhouses have a no-boys-allowed rule, but we welcome all people -- it's extra calories and excess fat grams that we choose to keep out. This recipe is welcome ANYTIME. We think you'll agree...

Ingredients:
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
2 tsp. fat-free ranch dressing
1/8 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 oz. mashed avocado (about 1 tbsp.)
Dash each chili powder, ground cumin, and garlic powder
1 medium-large high-fiber flour tortilla with 110 calories or less (like the kind by La Tortilla Factory)
1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
2 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)
Optional: fat-free sour cream, salsa

Directions:
Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and pepper until softened, 3 - 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix ranch dressing with hot sauce. In another small bowl, mix avocado with chili powder, ground cumin, and garlic powder.

Lay tortilla flat and spread avocado mixture on one half of the upward-facing side. Evenly top avocado with 2 tablespoons cheese, followed by the chicken, bacon, and cooked veggies. Top with ranch mixture and remaining 2 tablespoons cheese.

If needed, clean skillet. Re-spray skillet and return to medium-high heat. Place the half-loaded tortilla flat in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Fold the bare half of the tortilla over the filling with a spatula and press down lightly to seal. Carefully flip and cook until crispy, about 3 minutes.

Slice into wedges, and if you like, serve or top with sour cream and salsa!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 quesadilla (entire recipe)
Calories: 309
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 996mg
Carbs: 34g
Fiber: 8.5g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 32g

PointsPlus® value 8*

HG Tip! Looking for uses for the rest of that avocado? Click here!

Fight it! Chili's Chicken Club Quesadillas
Chili's Chicken Club Quesadillas

Sub This Club

Talk about OBVIOUS. Sometimes you look at a menu item and think, "Well DUH, of course that's gonna taste good -- almost anything tastes good if it's packed with cheese, bacon, guacamole, and creamy dressing." We're willing to bet that our running shoes would be palatable filled with those ingredients -- not to mention the grilled chicken and veggies that also get loaded on tortillas to form the Chicken Club Quesadillas. The question here isn't whether this menu item will taste good; it's whether you really want to put it into your body. The thing clocks in at (YIKES) over 1,300 calories and close to 100 grams of fat! Ordering this is just silly... especially when there's a swap like ours around. It's lightened up, but still totally decadent, featuring guilt-free versions of the aforementioned ingredients. This one's a no-brainer -- make it today!

Serving Size: 1 order
Calories: 1,360
Fat: 91g
Sodium: 2,980mg
Carbs: 83g
Fiber: 10g
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: 63g

PointsPlus® value 37*

Any good club needs lots of members -- click "Send to a Friend" to pass this recipe to your pals.

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