Chilli Piper

Kickin' Chicken Quesadilla with Chillilicious Red Pepper Chutney

(Serves 4-6)

2 tbsp Chillilicious Red Pepper Chutney
200g boneless chicken thighs & 200g chicken breast

500g tinned chopped tomatoes
50g chedder cheese
1/2 an iceberg lettuce (finely chopped) 
4 cloves garlic
6 tortilla wraps 
1 tbsp pickled jalapeños & 
1 1/2 red onions
2 tbsp dark soy sauce & 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tbsp red wine vinegar
5 tbsp honey & 
2 tbsp sugar & 2 tbsp red wine
Dash of tabasco & dash of oil
Salt and pepper for seasoning

For the sauce

  • Dice onion and chop garlic very finely, add to pan and soften with a little oil on a medium heat. 
  • Add the red wine, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco sauce, Chillilicious Red Pepper Chuntney, honey and sugar. Allow to reduce by a third.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, simmer for 15-20 mins then season.

For the chicken

  • Remove the skin from the chicken thighs, chop the breasts in half and place all the chicken in a deep oven dish.
  • Add the sauce and mix thoroughly making sure the chicken is covered. Allow to marinate for 4 hours minimum.
  • Cover the dish and place in the oven at 120 degrees for 2 hours then uncover and cook for a further 10 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • Once chicken is tender, place onto a plate or a large mixing bowl and fork apart until it is all shredded. Pour remaining sauce over and mix in. 

To finish

  • Place tortilla in a dry low sided frying pan on a high heat.
  • Quickly grate cheese on the upper side of the tortilla then add a generous  scoop of chicken mixture. Add jalapenos.
  • Fold tortilla in half whilst in the pan to make a half moon shape. Slide onto a plate alongside some lettuce and red onion.
  • Enjoy!




Recipe created by James Finlyson of SRUC Elmwood College
Runner Up of The Chillilicious Cook Off 2014