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Chicken and cheese quesadillas – Recipe

Chicken and cheese

Make quesadillas in 10 minutes with this quick and easy Mexican-inspired recipe from The Hairy Bikers.

For the salsa
1 yellow pepper, seeds removed, diced
1 small mango, peeled and diced
8 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
3 spring onions, chopped
1 tsp chopped jalapeño peppers (optional)
1 lime, juice only
salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the quesadillas
4 flour tortillas
150g/5oz Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, grated
leftover chicken, shredded, or other cold meat such as turkey
1 green or red pepper, seeds removed, finely diced
small handful coriander leaves, chopped, plus extra to garnish (optional)
soured cream and guacamole, to serve (optional)

For the salsa, mix all of the salsa ingredients together in a bowl and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

For the quesadillas, lay two of the tortillas out on a flat surface. Top each with the cheese, followed by the chicken, peppers and coriander. Place the remaining tortillas on top and press down gently.

Heat a frying pan over a medium hot and add one of the quesadillas to the pan. Fry, without adding any oil, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the tortilla is crisp, the cheese melted and the chicken heated through thoroughly. Keep warm whilst you cook the second quesadillas.

To serve, cut the quesadillas into quarters arrange on plates. Spoon a little soured cream on top, garnish with coriander and serve with the salsa and guacamole on the side.