Chicken Quesadillas

A quesadilla is a tortilla filled primarily with cheese. Originating in Mexico, the name derives from the Spanish word queso meaning cheeseThey make a perfect weekend lunch and are extremely moreish.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves 4


  • 1 avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 8 tortillas
  • 650g chicken breast, grilled
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup smoky barbeque sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced chilli
  • spray oil


Preheat oven to 150C. Mash the avocado and mix with the lime juice.

Lay out 4 tortillas and spread each with the avocado mix, followed by red onion, chicken and cheese.

Mix the barbeque sauce with the minced chilli and drizzle over the top of each tortilla, season and place the remaining tortillas on top of each tortilla.

Heat a nonstick fry pan over a medium heat. Spray with oil and fry tortillas one at a time 23 minutes each side or until cheese is melted and the tortillas are lightly browned.

Keep warm in oven whilst you cook the remaining tortillas.

Cut into triangles and serve.

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