Salsa chicken & cheese tortillas

Salsa chicken & cheese tortillas

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Frugal cooking, but packed with flavour - use up leftovers from roast chicken with these easy Mexican-style snacks

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
533
protein
27g
carbs
44g
fat
29g
saturates
12g
fibre
6g
sugar
7g
salt
3.18g

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp hot salsa from a jar
  • 2 large flour tortillas, seeded or plain
  • 215g can kidney beans, drained and roughly mashed
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 50g leftover roast chicken, shredded (use the last of the meat on the carcass)
  • 85g grated mature cheddar
  • ½ a 20g pack coriander, leaves chopped (optional)
  • oil, for brushing

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Method

  1. Spread 2 tbsp salsa onto each tortilla, then evenly top one of them with the beans, spring onion, chicken and cheddar. Scatter with coriander, if you have it. Sandwich with the other tortilla, then brush with oil.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan, then cook the tortilla, oil-side down, for 4 mins. Carefully turn over with a palette knife (or by turning it out onto a plate, sliding it back into the pan), then cook for 2 mins on the other side until golden. Serve cut into wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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kimmyno-cook's picture

Great recipe. The tortillas go nicely crisp so I didn't find it a problem in flipping them over. Kids loved them because they were 'sort of pizza'. Did them with some Mexican rice and chips and dips. Would give it a 5 if the 'rate this recipe' was working.

alisauros's picture
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I was looking for a tortilla recipe.

eleanormayo's picture
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Perfect supper to use up the leftover roast chicken and was very tasty.

lovefood11's picture
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Tried this recipe today! Very tasty! Only instead of flour tortillas I used Georgian pitta bread - lavash, its looks like tortilla and as tasty. And also I microwaved the bread with the filling instead of cooking in a pan cause I didn't have leftover chicken but cooked it along with the meal.

lobarka's picture
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Lovely meal, very unusual

womble26's picture
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Just made this for my family of fussy eaters and they loved it!! I did leave out the beans though. Made 2. one basic and one with peppers and onions that I had first cooked on the stove. I then cooked the whole thing in a cafe style toaster so it was really quick to cook, Def do this again.

grubbymason's picture

I would go along with the last comment, and a bit further. I would re-fry the tin of beens. Re-fried beans taste delicious and last in the fridge up to 8 days. Just soften a small onion then add some chopped garlic and chillie flakes. Now add the beans, mash and leave to thicken for a while.

valbarran's picture
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Apologies Sarah, but this recipe demonstrates why British made Mexican food tastes weird and not quite right. 1. Salsa from a jar: Not fresh enough. As this is time intensive to make from scratch, I suggest buying it fresh. 2. Mature cheddar: Absolutely not. Monterey Jack is the most appropriate, but this is usually hard to find in the UK. A good substitute is a mild Irish cheddar.

jillbrain's picture
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Really good way to use up leftover chicken, but I always have trouble turning them over, the filling falls out.

hongkonglil's picture

Another low fat option is to fry them in a non-stick pan. As long as you keep an eye on them, they'll brown nicely and lose the oiliness.

condrona's picture
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These were super. Packed full of flavour. Went down well with normally fussy teenager.

mazk72's picture
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I tried this but put low fat mayo on bottom tortilla and salsa on the top one and it was delicious served with a salad, the family loved it and it is so versatile.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Great meal. I did not have left over chicken, so I fried a chicken breast and chopped it up. My hubby came up in the elevator and thought someone ordered a great smelling pizza. He was very happy to find out that the smells were coming from our kitchen. I made it in the oven instead of in a pan to reduce the fat content.

ten10ten's picture
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this was a great mid-week meal, the children loved them making a change from the normal traditional dinner, they even managed to fill my son which is most unusual, only problem i have to use to pans as i do not eat cheese so mine were replaced with mayo, still delicious.

hamishmum's picture
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Great way to use up left over chicken. delicious & easy to do.

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