Salsa chicken & cheese tortillas

Salsa chicken & cheese tortillas

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal533
  • fat29g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein27g
  • salt3.18g
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  • 4 tbsp hot salsa from a jar
  • 2 large flour tortilla, seeded or plain



    In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…

  • 215g can kidney bean, drained and roughly mashed
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 50g leftover roast chicken, shredded (use the last of the meat on the carcass)



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 85g grated mature cheddar
  • ½ a 20g pack coriander, leaves chopped (optional)
  • oil, for brushing


  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.

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Comments (16)

coluorful's picture

Kindney beans were fantastic in it. Such a rich favour.

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

I was looking for a tortilla recipe.

eleanormayo's picture

Perfect supper to use up the leftover roast chicken and was very tasty.

lovefood11's picture

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

Lovely meal, very unusual

womble26's picture

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

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

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

These were super. Packed full of flavour. Went down well with normally fussy teenager.

mazk72's picture

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

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

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

Great way to use up left over chicken. delicious & easy to do.

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