Roast Chicken Quesadilla


I have been busy in the kitchen over the past few weeks with family occasions and get-togethers. I also took the time to enter a few recipe competitions. There seem to be so many recipe competitions at the moment, such as Taste Factor, and all have amazing prizes up for grabs, so I just had to rustle up a few recipes and enter - if you're not in, and all that! 

This recipe is one that comes in handy at times when  I am really busy and need something quick for supper or tea.
This is a dish that is thrown together very quickly with whatever ingredients you have at hand. Quesadillas are a popular dish in my house and they are a great way to use up any leftovers including roast chicken. Ham could also be used in place of the chicken however after watching What's Ireland Eating, last week on RTE 1, I'm not sure if many of us will be adding any regular ham to our shopping baskets for a while!

Roast Chicken Quesadilla

2 whole wheat tortilla wraps
1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato pesto
A small handful of grated cheddar cheese
2/3 sprigs of chive/red onion, sliced finely 
Handful of roast chicken

1. Heat a large frying pan over a high heat. Spread the sun-dried tomato pesto on one of the tortilla wraps, top with some grated cheese, a generous amount of spring onions, and lots of lovely roast chicken.
2. Place another tortilla wrap on top. Fry on both sides over a high heat, until the quesadilla is golden brown and the cheese inside has melted.  

Serve the quesadillas sliced in quarters with a green salad.


Quesadilla Lover said...

Great, simple recipe and easy to follow instructions, thank you! I really love the idea of using sun-dried tomato pesto in a quesadilla :)

Ken McGuire said...

Spotted them on a menu in town recently (possibly The Two Dames) but these look the business and are going on the dinner list for tonight. Grand way for me to use up a chunk of chicken sitting in the fridge. I'm with you on the ham front though, have something of the fear about it after watching the documentary last week.

Nicola/Simply Homemade said...

These look delicious.......Agree also abbout the ham & other cooked meats......this week roasted a chicken & a loin of pork for school sandwiches etc..

Nessa Robins said...

Thanks so much for your comments!
I think everyone was most surprised by what is pumped into the ham. The sales of sliced ham most have dropped significantly this week!
Like you Nicola I too have been grilling a few extra chicken fillets for school sandwiches. It was such a fantastic documentary and it seems to have everyone thinking about the food we eat and where it is from!!