Quesadillas with guacamole

These Mexican toasties make an easy yet flavour-packed lunch.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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With a fragrant chicken filling these Mexican toasted sandwiches made with flour tortilla make a great starter for your Mexican feast or easy lunch idea. Serve with plenty of zesty guacamole for extra flavour.
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Quesadillas with guacamole
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 small red onion (100g), chopped finely
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 medium red capsicum (200g), chopped finely
  • 1 medium green capsicum (200g), chopped finely
  • 3 cup (480g) shredded barbecued chicken
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cup (240g) coarsely grated cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 large tomato (220g), seeded, chopped finely
  • 1/2 small red onion (50g), chopped finely
  • 2 large avocados (640g), chopped coarsely
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice


Quesadillas with guacamole
  • 1
    Heat oil in large frying pan; cook garlic and onion, stirring, until onion softens. Add spices and capsicums; cook, stirring, until capsicums soften. Remove from heat; stir in chicken.
  • 2
    Place one tortilla on board; top with ¼ cup of the cheese, then a quarter of the chicken mixture and finally another ¼ cup of the cheese. Top with a second tortilla. Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese and chicken mixture.
  • 3
    Cook quesadillas, one at a time, uncovered, in same large lightly oiled frying pan, over medium heat, until golden brown. Turn quesadilla, browned-side up, onto large plate then carefully slide back into pan, uncooked-side down. Remove from pan when golden brown both sides; cover to keep warm while cooking remaining quesadillas.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, place guacamole ingredients in medium bowl; mash with fork to combine.
  • 5
    Serve quesadillas, cut into quarters, with guacamole and, if desired, a dollop of sour cream and a little shredded iceberg lettuce.


Quesadillas are flour tortillas enclosing a savoury filling, and are grilled or fried before being served. You need to purchase a large barbecued chicken weighing approximately 900g to get the amount of shredded meat required for this recipe.

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