Pesto Chicken Quesadillas

Pesto Chicken Quesadillas


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About this recipe: Delicious, fast, flavourful and easy. A minimum of ingredients and dishes are required for this sweet-and-savoury crowd pleaser. Use ordinary basil pesto if you prefer.


Serves: 2 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (400g) packet of chicken breast chunks
  • 250g (8 oz) grated Mozarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto, or more to taste
  • Dried cranberries (optional)
  • 2 large flour tortillas

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Heat oil in large frying pan and cook chicken over medium-high heat until chicken is white throughout. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  2. In the same pan on medium, place one tortilla, and sprinkle half the cheese on top. Heat until cheese is melted.
  3. Mix the dried cranberries and pesto sauce (in desired amounts) with the cooked chicken.
  4. Cover the tortilla and cheese with the chicken mix. Top with the remaining cheese and the second tortilla.
  5. Flip it over and heat until all the cheese is melted and the tortilla is slightly crispy.
  6. Remove, slice into quarters and serve.

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Reviews (10)


quicker than doing in the oven if your doing one, tho the flip is hard to do. nice combo of flavours tho I used salsa rather than pesto and added fried onion and grenn chilli to chicken mix. - 11 Sep 2010


Altered ingredient amounts. I added 1/2 red onion and some spicey italian mix to the chicken. Instead of pesto, mix up 4 Tblsp of mayo, 1 tsp of wholegrain mustard and a good squirt of tomatoe ketchup in a bwl, add chicken mix,place on cheese as normal. - 03 Dec 2008


I tried just Leicester Cheese and red Pesto and it was delicious! - 27 Sep 2011

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