Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chicken, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla

This dish was originally intended to be a stand-alone casserole type dish, but my daughter thinks everything tastes better on a tortilla. And this time, she was right! Although, if I'm trying to curtail my grains for the day, it's still pretty darn tasty on its own. Hubby had made a couple of his beer butt chickens on the grill on Sunday (NFL kickoff don't ya know) and I used the leftovers for this recipe, but any type of cooked chicken can be used.


Chicken, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla


3 cups of cooked, cubed chicken
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1/2" pieces
2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp cumin, divided
2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 small can green chilies
1 can cream of chicken soup (I used Campbell's Healthy Request)
1/2- 1 cup chicken broth
1/2 lime, juiced
2 Tbsp fat free sour cream
whole grain tortillas
shredded cheese of your choice (I used an italian blend)
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss sweet potato cubes with 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place in a single layer on prepared baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until soft and slightly charred. Remove from oven.

In a large skillet, heat the other Tbsp of olive oil. Saute the onion and jalapeno until softened, approximately 5 minutes, then add garlic and remaining cumin and saute for another minute. Stir in the green chilies, then add the cream of chicken soup and broth. Stir until smooth. Add the sweet potatoes, chicken pieces and black beans. Simmer until hot and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

Preheat griddle pan over medium heat. Spray one side of tortilla lightly with cooking spray and place on griddle. Spread cheese over one half of the tortilla and chicken mixture over the other half. When bottom of tortilla starts to brown and cheese is melted, fold tortilla in half and transfer to plate. Cut into thirds.


1 comment:

Nanan said...

ok - I think I could get William to eat the sweet potatoes in this one if I put enough lime juice on them.... hmmmmmm - bookmark!