Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
Well it’s nearly back to school time again. Something I no longer have to think about, worry about or plan for personally. I can throw all those flyers in the mailbox for uniforms, lunch boxes and school supplies straight in the bin but that doesn’t mean I don’t sympathise with all you hard-working, stressed out mums that do have to think about it all. And one of those jobs is preparing school lunches. I absolutely used to hate making school lunches. I’d been at work all day long, come home tired, change out of my work clothes, make dinner, wash the dishes and the absolute last thing I wanted to do was to drag out bread and fillings and try and figure out what will constitute a meal that is at least semi-healthy, tasty, filling and will actually get eaten! I have to admit that a large component of those lunches used to be packets of chips and mini chocolate bars. Just recently my son admitted to me that he used to throw his sandwich away every. single. day. He thinks it’s funny, but the memory of the chore that is making school lunches is still fresh enough that I wasn’t amused at all.
That is why I love the idea of these chicken Quesadillas. You make them for dinner for the whole family and just do a couple of extra ones for the lunch boxes. Kids (and the adults) absolutely love these. This particular recipe has one mild chili in it but you can omit that if you want. Best bit: a store-bought roast chicken!
Make sure they are completely chilled before wrapping them up or they will go soggy. If your kids love sour cream, just pop a bit into a separate container for dipping.
1 pre-roasted chicken, skin removed, chopped finely
1/2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 large mild red chilli, seeded and chopped
2 green onions, finely sliced
1 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
sea salt and fresh pepper
8 small flour or corn tortillas
vegetable oil to spray or brush
lime wedges and sour cream for serving
Pre heat a frypan to medium.
Combine the chicken, lime juice, parsley, chilli, green onions, cheddar, salt and pepper.
Lightly press down with a spatula and occasionally lift the edges to see if it is slightly golden and crisp before carefully flipping it over (I used a small fry pan and put a saucer on top; flipped the pan over so the tortilla was on the saucer and slid it back in the fry pan to cook the other side).
When it’s crispy and golden on the other side, slide onto a plate and serve with lime wedges and sour cream.
- 1 pre-roasted chicken, skin removed, chopped finely
- 1/2 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 1 large mild red chilli, seeded and chopped
- 2 green onions, finely sliced
- 1 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
- sea salt and fresh pepper
- 8 small flour or corn tortillas
- vegetable oil to spray or brush
- lime wedges and sour cream for serving
- Pre heat a frypan to medium.
- Combine the chicken, lime juice, parsley, chilli, green onions, cheddar, salt and pepper.
- Spray the fry pan with vegetable oil, lay one tortilla in the pan and spread a layer of chicken mixture on top.
- Top with another tortilla and spray with oil.
- Lightly press down with a spatula and occasionally lift the edges to see if it is slightly golden and crisp before carefully flipping it over (I used a small fry pan and put a saucer on top; flipped the pan over so the tortilla was on the saucer and slid it back in the fry pan to cook the other side).
- When it’s crispy and golden on the other side, slide onto a plate and serve with lime wedges and sour cream.
Carolyn started her blog Pinkpostitnote.com just over a year ago as a way to deal with her obsession of trying new recipes from the copious collection of cookbooks that she owns (and continues to buy). She is particularly fond of “man” food, both cooking it and eating it. She will happily elbow people out of the road at the sight, sound and smell of a pulled pork burger. When she’s not lying awake at 5am wondering if she should buy chooks and a cow to deal with the constant need for eggs and butter, she’s dealing with all the paperwork associated with owning a bunch of tip trucks and her favorite time of the day is wine five o-clock.