Guide To Serve Chicken Quesadilla Recipe Uk Easy

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The humble quesadilla is a Mexican dish that has taken the world by storm. It’s a simple concept – a flour tortilla filled with cheese and other ingredients, then grilled until golden brown and melty. This recipe for chicken quesadillas is a UK twist on the classic, using ingredients readily available in British supermarkets. It’s a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or a casual weekend lunch. This recipe yields two quesadillas, but you can easily double or triple it to feed a crowd.


Chicken and cheese quesadillas
Chicken and cheese quesadillas

2 large flour tortillas

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded (you can use leftover roast chicken or poached chicken)
  • 150g mature cheddar cheese, grated (or any other cheese you like)
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Chopped fresh coriander leaves, for garnish
  • Optional: Your favourite hot sauce, for serving

  • Directions:

    1. Cook the chicken: If you’re not using leftover chicken, cook the chicken breast according to your preferred method. Once cooked, shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
    2. Prepare the vegetables: Thinly slice the red bell pepper and red onion.
    3. Heat a pan: Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan or griddle over medium heat.
    4. Assemble the quesadillas: Place one tortilla in the pan. Sprinkle half of the grated cheese over one half of the tortilla. Top the cheese with half of the shredded chicken, sliced red pepper, and sliced red onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Fold the tortilla in half to enclose the filling.
    5. Cook the quesadilla: Cook the quesadilla for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown and crispy.
    6. Repeat: Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make the second quesadilla.
    7. Serve: Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve immediately. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves, if desired. Serve with your favourite hot sauce for an extra kick.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: 450

  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fibre: 2g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 30g

  • Please note: These nutrition facts are estimates only and may vary depending on the ingredients you use.


    Chicken quesadillas are a delicious and versatile meal that can be easily customized to your liking. They’re perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, or a fun and interactive meal for a group of friends.


    1. Can I use different types of cheese in this recipe?

    Absolutely! You can use any type of cheese that you like. Some other good options include Monterey Jack cheese, mozzarella cheese, or a blend of Mexican cheeses.

    2. What other vegetables can I add to this recipe?

    There are endless possibilities when it comes to the vegetables you can add to your quesadillas. Some other good options include chopped green chilies, sautéed mushrooms, or black beans.

    3. Can I make these quesadillas ahead of time?

    You can assemble the quesadillas ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. However, they will be best if cooked fresh.

    4. How can I reheat leftover quesadillas?

    Leftover quesadillas can be reheated in a pan over medium heat, or in the microwave.

    5. Can I make these quesadillas gluten-free?