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pesto chicken quesadilla

Pesto Chicken Quesadillas

Course Main Course
Keyword quesadilla
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 500 g chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup parmesan grated
  • 4 medium tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 230°C (450F)

  2. Place chicken breasts on a baking tray and season with salt and pepper, place in oven and cook for 20 minutes

  3. Let chicken rest for a few minutes then use 2 forks to pull apart and shred the chicken. Use one fork to anchor the chicken breast while the other drags through to pull it apart.

  4. Assemble the quesadillas: spread 1 tbsp of pesto on one half of each wrap then top with a handful of shredded chicken, onion, tomato, mozzarella and parmesan.

  5. Fold the empty half over the filling and place in a frypan over medium-low heat. Press down with a spatula so that it holds it's shape.

  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes then flip and press down with a spatula again, cook for another 2 minutes until cheese is fully melted

  7. Slice each quesadilla into thirds, serve and enjoy!