• Serves 5
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 15 Ingredients


Whenever I'm making a roast chicken I always do 2 at a time so I have one spare for this recipe. It is a hit every time with my family – even my fussy hubby loves it!

Ingredients (serves 5)

  • 1 large Ingham's whole chicken
  • 1 TBS Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 TBS Jalapenos, dices
  • 2 TBS Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Mixed red and green capsicum, diced into small pieces
  • 8 Tortillas
  • Grated tasty cheese
  • Grated mozzarella
  • 1 cup Salsa (Mild)
  • Sour cream (optional to serve)


  1. Season the chicken well, and roast until cooked through. The time for this will depend on the size chicken you have, but as a guide, you will need to cook it for 20-25 minutes per 500g at 190 degrees.
  2. Once chicken is cooked, allow to cool and then pull meat off and shred the flesh. You will need 3 cups for this recipe.
  3. Heat the oil over medium heat and add the onions, peppers and salt. Fry for 10 minutes or so, stirring frequently, until nicely golden brown, translucent and sweet.
  4. Add spices and cook briefly before adding jalapeños and chicken. Stir well to heat through and break down a little. Remove from heat.
  5. Lay 4 of the tortillas flat on the bench, and add some cheese to each of them, then place another tortilla on top of each one.
  6. Pop this first quesadilla in the bottom of a lined cake tin - I use a springform pan so its super easy to remove when cooked . Spoon in a third of your chicken mix and top with a third of your salsa. Layer accordingly.
  7. Once you have completed this, cover with alfoil and bake in a moderate oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Serve with sour cream and Jalapenos

  • Different and enticing. I’ll be trying this for sure!


  • I love this would be nice to try


  • Oh yum. Two fav dishes merged together.


  • I do a similar dish to this, using chicken thighs though, not cold roast chicken. Yours is a tad different to mine, I might make it and compare to mine


  • Looks amazing! I love a recipe with plenty of spice!!


  • A little to spicy for me.


  • Love your colourful and delicious meal,a recipe l must cook!!! Thanks!


  • It looks nice tasty!! I can imagine it’s a big success at your house. :-)


  • oh I have a fussy husband too! – I am going to give this a try – and I love your tip about cooking 2 roast chooks at the same time – such a handy and time saving idea

    • It makes dinner later in the week so much easier!

      • I double batch so many recipes for now and for later – saves time and money too.


  • Looks sensational ! Great idea .. and if your fussy husband eats it … it’s a winner !


  • I always do the same thing with chicken – cook one for now and one for later! Thanks for your truly yummy looking chicken recipe.


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