Shredded chicken quesadillas

shredded chicken quesadillas

A quesadilla is a folded and baked tortilla. They can be filled with whatever takes your fancy, but are normally served with with spicy chicken, mince or pork and a generous helping of cheese. Try making your own gluten free flour tortillas – these will make softer quesadillas, so don’t worry if it doesn’t crisp up as a commercial tortilla would.

Approx total cost: £8.61 or £2.15 per portion*
Serves: 4
Total time: 45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red pepper (de-seeded and diced)
  • 3 chicken fillets (cooked and shredded whilst warm)
  • 4 tortillas (homemade)
  • 100g cheese (grated)
  • 1 yellow pepper (de-seeded and diced)
  • 12 cherry tomatoes (de-seeded and diced)
  • 2 limes (juice and zest)
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 avocado (raw and ripe)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 20 millilitres natural yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 onion (peeled and diced)
  • 120 millilitres sour cream


  • Heat oil in a pan and add the red pepper. Cook for 5 minutes and add shredded chicken.
  • To make the quesadillas place tortillas in a hot frying pan, top with the chicken, red peppers and cheese. Season. Cover with another tortilla and press down.
  • Heat for 3-4 minutes, press hard and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Repeat with the second quesadilla.
  • Whilst these are cooking, prepare the salsa by mixing the cherry tomatoes, yellow pepper and the spring onion with the juice and zest of one lime.
  • to make the guacamole, cut the avocados in half and remove the stone. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Mash with the onion, garlic and lime juice of the second lime. Add the natural yoghurt and stir gently.
  • Cut the quesadillas into quarters. Serve 2 quarters each with salsa and guacamole.

*(prices correct at time of publication – supermarket offers and prices may vary)