Chicken & chorizo quesadilla

Chicken & chorizo quesadilla

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 6
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Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal424
  • fat22g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein29g
  • salt2.42g
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  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 shallot, sliced



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 100g chorizo, diced



    A coarsely textured, spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 320g pack soft tortillas



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

  • 200g cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the shallot and chorizo for 5 mins until the shallot is softened. Stir in the chicken and tomatoes. Remove from the heat.

  2. Put half the tortillas onto baking sheets. Spread a little chicken mixture on each one. Scatter over the cheese and coriander. Sandwich with the remaining tortillas. You can make up to this point 2 hrs ahead.

  3. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Cook the tortillas for 3 mins. Using a fish slice, turn each one over. Cook for 3 mins more until both sides are golden. Put on a board, slice into wedges and serve.

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BethanPotter's picture
14th Feb, 2015
Really tasty and easy to make. Definitely do again
13th Sep, 2011
tastes very nice with lots of flavours. :)
21st Mar, 2011
I used some left over chapatti's instead of the tortillas. Was easy recipe - I cooked the chicken breast first and then continued with the recipe as described. Quick easy and tasty
21st May, 2009
very tasty! the coriander was a very nice touch. will definitely be cooking this again.
2nd May, 2009
God this is good!! Perfect way to use up chicken left overs, bags of flavour. I used med style wraps that I found in Tesco instead of using coriander.
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