Chicken quesadilla and spicy tomato salsa

AuthorHungry PandaCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time1 hr 50 mins

Ingredients for quesadillas
 2 chicken breast cut into small pieces
 1 red pepper cut into in small chunks
 1 red onion, sliced finely
 fajita mix seasoning (Marks and Spencers is very, very good) added to 250ml of water
 100 g medium/strong cheddar cheese and 100g of monterey jack cheese, both finely grated and mixed together
 2 tortillas
 1 dash butter
Ingredients for salsa
 2 red onions finely chopped (depends on the size if it’s 1 or 2)
 12 medium sized tomatoes, deseeded and chopped finely
 5 sticks fresh coriander
 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
 1 tbsp tabasco (you might need less, we love our food spicy!)
 2 tsp sugar (you might only need 1, depends on how sweet the tomatoes are)
 2 tbsp water
 1 pinch salt
 1 pinch black pepper

Method (for the salsa)
1

Mix all the ingredients together and leave in the fridge in an airtight container to blend the flavours

2

Test after a couple of hours and balance out the taste with seasoning

Method (for the quesadillas)
3

Marinade the chicken, red pepper and onion in the fajita spice mix. Leave to marinade for at least an hour.

4

Cook the chicken mixture and when cooked, shred with two forks to make it very finely sliced and set to one side in foil to keep warm.

5

To build the quesadillas – melt 1 teaspoon of butter in a frying pan. Place a tortilla in the pan and put a layer of cheese on it, follow this with a layer of the chicken, pepper and onion mixture. Place another tortilla on top of this, then put another pan on top to weigh it down.

6

nce nicely brown on one side, flip the quesadilla and weigh down again to cook the other side. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.

7

ut each quesadilla into quarters and serve with the spicy salsa

Ingredients

Ingredients for quesadillas
 2 chicken breast cut into small pieces
 1 red pepper cut into in small chunks
 1 red onion, sliced finely
 fajita mix seasoning (Marks and Spencers is very, very good) added to 250ml of water
 100 g medium/strong cheddar cheese and 100g of monterey jack cheese, both finely grated and mixed together
 2 tortillas
 1 dash butter
Ingredients for salsa
 2 red onions finely chopped (depends on the size if it’s 1 or 2)
 12 medium sized tomatoes, deseeded and chopped finely
 5 sticks fresh coriander
 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
 1 tbsp tabasco (you might need less, we love our food spicy!)
 2 tsp sugar (you might only need 1, depends on how sweet the tomatoes are)
 2 tbsp water
 1 pinch salt
 1 pinch black pepper

Directions

Method (for the salsa)
1

Mix all the ingredients together and leave in the fridge in an airtight container to blend the flavours

2

Test after a couple of hours and balance out the taste with seasoning

Method (for the quesadillas)
3

Marinade the chicken, red pepper and onion in the fajita spice mix. Leave to marinade for at least an hour.

4

Cook the chicken mixture and when cooked, shred with two forks to make it very finely sliced and set to one side in foil to keep warm.

5

To build the quesadillas – melt 1 teaspoon of butter in a frying pan. Place a tortilla in the pan and put a layer of cheese on it, follow this with a layer of the chicken, pepper and onion mixture. Place another tortilla on top of this, then put another pan on top to weigh it down.

6

nce nicely brown on one side, flip the quesadilla and weigh down again to cook the other side. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.

7

ut each quesadilla into quarters and serve with the spicy salsa

Chicken quesadilla and spicy tomato salsa