Chicken and cheese quesadillas

Chicken and cheese quesadillas

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Dig In!
Serves
4
Photographer
Mark Roper

I’ve only started making these recently, but they are just the best and I eat them all the time now. I love the textural and flavour contrasts – the crunchy fried tortilla, the gooey cheese, the smoky relish and the fresh lime.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
olive oil spray
4 Tortillas
95g Smoked tomato relish
350g shredded poached chicken or left-over barbecued chicken
125g grated smoked cheddar cheese
handful baby english spinach leaves
120g bocconcini balls
lemon or lime wedges, to garnish

Method

  1. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and lightly spray it with olive oil.
  2. Lay 2 tortillas flat on a work surface. Spread the tortillas with relish then top with chicken, half of the grated cheese and the spinach. Tear the bocconcini balls in half and dot them around the tortillas, then add the remaining grated cheese. Top both with a second tortilla. Place one quesadilla in the frying pan and cook until golden on one side, 2–3 minutes.
  3. Slide the quesadilla out onto a plate and, moving quickly, flip i t over and slide it back into the pan. Cook until the second side is golden and the cheese has melted. Remove the quesadilla from the pan and cut it into quarters. Repeat with the remaining quesadilla then serve with the lemon or lime wedges.

Variation

  • For a bean, corn and jalapeno quesadilla, heat a large frying pan over medium heat and lightly spray it with olive oil. Lay 2 tortillas flat on a work surface. Top the tortillas with 250 g Mexican beans, 125 g tinned corn kernels, 60 g grated tasty cheese, 60 g pickled jalapenos and 4 thinly sliced spring onions. Top with another 60 g grated tasty cheese and a second tortilla. Follow the cooking instructions above.
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