Smoked Chicken & Mango Quesadilla

Serves 1
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes


  • 30g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 50g low fat cream cheese
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp pickled jalapeños, chopped
  • 2 small flour tortillas
  • 50g smoked chicken, shredded
  • 30g fresh mango, chopped

For the guacamole (serves 4 – keep the rest in the fridge)

  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ clove garlic, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tomato deseeded and chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin

For the salsa (serves 4 – keep the rest in the fridge)

  • 2-3 vine tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • ½ clove garlic, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt


How to make smoked chicken and mango quesadilla

1. In a bowl, mix together the grated cheese, soft cheese, spring onions and jalapeños. Lay the tortillas out on a surface then spread them with the mixture. Top one with the chicken and mango, then sandwich together.

2. To make the guacamole, place the flesh of the avocado into a mortar or a small bowl and, with the pestle or the back of a fork, mash the avocado until it is smooth with a few chunks. Pour over the lime and salt and mix together, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

3. For the salsa, simply mix all the ingredients together. This will definitely be thankful for 20 minutes, for the flavours to blend.

4. Heat a frying pan until it’s hot, then lay the quesadilla on top. Gently toast for two minutes on each side or until golden and the cheese is beginning to ooze. Transfer onto a chopping board then cut the quesadilla into 4-6 wedges and serve piping hot with guacamole and salsa.