Chicken and Sweet Pepper Quesadillas

This dish is easy to make (ready in 30 minutes) and will have your family and friends asking for more! Buy wholemeal flour tortillas (if available) to lower the glycemic index. I love the peppery sweet flavor rocket adds to this recipe. The peppers and rocket also help keep the GI low. Another recipe adapted from BBC Olive magazine.

Serves 4
8 flour tortillas
2 cooked chicken breasts, sliced
150g sweet red peppers, drained and roughly chopped
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
handful of rocket
200g Comté or Gruyere cheese, grated

Sprinkle 4 tortillas evenly with all the ingredients. Top with the remaining tortillas. Heat a non-stick frying pan and cook each for 3-4 minutes until the cheese begins to melt and the tortilla lightly browns. Carefully flip over and brown the other side. Cut each one into 4 wedges and serve.

The Culinary Chase’s Note: Experiment by using other cooked vegetables and meats. You can use other types of cheese so long as it melts easily. Enjoy these quesadillas with a salad.


  1. Lydia on August 8, 2007 at 11:27

    Quesadillas are my go-to dinner dish — there’s always something in the pantry (like roasted red peppers) that can bump up the basic cheese and tortilla. We use the carb-smart wheat tortillas — they are a bit flimsy, but only 6 net carbs.

  2. Janet on August 8, 2007 at 13:12

    These look great. I make Quesadillas a lot at home too. It’s something I consider healthy that my kids will eat (even when I put veggies inside!)

  3. ayseyaman on August 9, 2007 at 02:23

    This dish looks really easy and delicious.:)

    Also your prosciutto salad is so good and different. I have never tried it before.