Monday, February 21, 2011

Roasted Red Pepper, Chicken & Goats Cheese Quesadilla

This isn't a new post but this recipe has been so popular that I decided it needed it's own page! Hopefully it's now easier for you all to get to quickly when you want the recipe. (To see the rest of the original post - 'Cute As A Button' - click here!)

This is so easy and quick to make but so tasty! I use my griddler but you could easily use a normal griddle pan or if you have neither of those a good old frying pan does the trick! For this recipe I only use 1 tortilla per person and just fold it over, however if you're feeling particularly hungry you could use 2 tortillas and make it like a sandwich - you might just need to add a few more peppers and some extra goats cheese but there should be enough chicken. The quantities for the red pepper mayo makes more than enough, but it's so tasty and can be used for lots of other things.

Serves 2 (easily doubled)

2 flour tortillas
1 cooked chicken breast, shredded
55g/ 2oz roasted red peppers
100g/ goats cheese
Small pinch of salt and good grind of black pepper

Roasted Red Pepper Mayo:
30g/ 1oz roasted red peppers
125ml/ ½ cup mayo
Squeeze of lemon juice
Drizzle of olive oil
Good grind of black peppercorns

To serve:
Rocket (optional) with a squeeze of lemon

Make the mayonnaise by putting all of the ingredients into a jug or small container then blend with a hand-held mixer (or use a small bowl of a food processor or blender). Mix until well combined then taste to check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Sprinkle in the parsley, mix, then transfer to a small serving bowl.

Pre-heat your griddler, grill pan or frying pan.

Scatter half of the shredded chicken on one half of the tortilla then layer half of the peppers on top. Crumble over some goats cheese then add a touch of salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Fold the other half of the tortilla on top and press down a little. Put the tortilla on the griddler (or whatever you are using) then simply grill for a few minutes until golden and crisp on the outside and melted and oozy in the middle! Cut the tortilla into 4 wedges and serve with some rocket on the side and the red pepper mayo for dipping. Do the same for the second quesadilla (unless your pan is big enough to fit 2 on at once!) then eat and enjoy!


  1. I tried goat cheese last year and i have been loving it ever since. These quesadillas look so filling and yummy. I really like the way you served them :)

  2. Yum quesadilla's - these look lovely, hadn't thought of using goats cheese before, thank you for the recipe :)

  3. Love this combination, actually anything with goats cheese is good for me!!

  4. Thanks everyone! The goats cheese works so well with it, and it's so fast and easy! A real winner : )


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