Mexican chicken tortillas

Mexican chicken tortillas

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(8 ratings)

Ready in 20-30 minutes


Makes enough for 2 children and 2 adults
Pefect for busy mums - or you could try the adult version with salsa

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal689
  • fat39g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein35g
  • salt1.47g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 6 soft flour tortillas
  • 175g red leicester cheese, grated
  • 250g cooked chicken, chopped



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  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced



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For the adults

  • 1 large ripe avocado



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  • 2 tsp lime or lemon juice
  • handful chopped coriander
  • 4 tbsp soured cream


  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, swirl 1 tsp of the oil around, then add a tortilla. Sprinkle a handful of the cheese over one half of the tortilla, followed by some chicken and a few tomato slices. Season with a little salt and pepper. Cook for a few moments to melt the cheese, then fold over and cook until the tortilla is crisp.

  2. Turn the tortilla out of the pan and cut into quarters. Repeat with another flour tortilla to make another child’s portion.

  3. For the adults’ version, start by making a simple guacamole. Halve, stone, peel and slice the avocado, then mash it with the lime or lemon juice and a little seasoning.

  4. Make the tortillas as before, adding a little chopped coriander. Serve two each and cut into halves rather than quarters. Serve with the guacamole and soured cream, scattered with a little more coriander.

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19th Nov, 2015
looks interesting to try - though im not a busy mom but a busy dad - am I allowed to?
marmiteetponpon's picture
13th May, 2014
check these sizzling chicken fajitas with homemade guacamole at marmite et ponpon
9th Feb, 2014
Why is it that people think children won't eat guacamole? It just assumes the children will only eat carbs and cheese, a bit frustrating. Shouldn't we be presenting our children with as many delicious vegetables as possible?
jul34es's picture
19th May, 2013
easy to do,especially after being in work,they tasted great to.
10th Feb, 2012
made these today for my 3 year old, I used wafer thin ham instead of chicken as it needed using, and he thought they were lovely. he kept saying they were "special pizzas"!!! Served with carrot and cucumber sticks, and rice for me and the hubby!!!!
7th Jan, 2011
These are soooo easy and so delicious! My 2 toddlers loved them and so did my husband!! Fab
2nd Sep, 2009
Personally not a great fan, it's unbelievably messy and anyway who successfully flips their tortilla without it collapsing, oozing and not all remaining in the pan has my respect. We ended up with cheesy stodgy, unrecognisable messes on our plates. Having said that, still 3 stars for yumness!
2nd Sep, 2009
This has been a long term favourite of the whole family, make it again and again
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