Sprinkle these crowd-pleasing quesadillas with thinly sliced green onion or finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves. For variation, try black or white beans instead of pinto beans.
8 oz ground chicken
1 15-oz BPA-free can unsalted pinto beans, drained and rinsed
4 6-to 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
1/3 cup shredded Mexican-style cheese blend, Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
Olive oil cooking spray
1/2 tsp chile powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp unsalted tomato paste
1 tbsp raw honey
Mist a medium skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium. Add chicken, beans, chile powder and salt, and sauté until chicken is no longer pink and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Add tomato paste and honey and coo
k for 1 more minute.
On a work surface, place tortillas and divide chicken mixture among them, spooning mixture onto one half of each tortilla. Top chicken mixture with cheese. Fold each tortilla over. Wipe out skillet, mist again with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Working in batches, add quesadillas and cook until golden brown on both sides and cheese has melted, turning halfway, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with yogurt.
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