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Mexican Monday: Pulled Chicken Quesadillas | Recipe

April 9, 2018

Ok so some people do Meat Free Monday, well we’ve had a long standing Mexican Monday in our house. From burritos to tacos, I find Mexican food quite easy to make, meaning that it usually gets picked for a Monday night dinner.

For this particular Mexican Monday I had already batched cooked some Pulled Chicken (minus the kidney beans) and instead of using a pre-made paste or mix I added 1tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp coriander and 1 tsp smoked paprika to the pasatta. I also added 1 tbsp hot sauce, but this depends if you like it spicy or not. I used some of the Maverick Hot Sauce I picked up at the Chilli Festival last year.


We usually stick to fajitas and burritos, but we decided to give Quesadillas a go this time. They’re not too faffy, even if it looks it. I suggest you just need two fish slices for the flipping of the Quesedilla in the pan. I must admit this time I cheated with the guac and salsa, because I needed a quick dinner. But you could make your own if you had the time.



Mexican Monday: Pulled Chicken Quesadillas

Cheesy, melty, pulled chicken quesedaillas.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author MissPond


For the quesedillas

  • Pulled chicken prepared in advance.
  • 2 peppers sliced
  • 1 large white onion sliced
  • A generous quantity of grated cheese
  • 8 Soft tortillas

To serve

  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce


  1. Fry the onion and pepper until soft. Then put into a bowl and wash up the frying pan for quesadilla making.
  2. Put a tortilla in the pan (medium heat), put a spoon full of the cheese on the tortilla, sprinkling it about. Layer on the veggies and pulled chicken. Then place another tortilla on top. Cook for around 2-3 minutes, then flip. Cook again for another 2-3 minutes until the tortilla becomes crispy.
  3. Sliced into quarters and serve on a plate with dip.
  4. Repeat for the subsequent quesadillas! And enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You could use pulled pork, brisket, smoky tofu or just keep use spicy veggies! Just follow the same method for making the quesadillas.

Are you a Mexican Food fan? Would you give Mexican Monday a go? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Holly April 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I love Mexican food! And I find most Mexican recipes are easy to tweak and make them vegetarian friendly. In fact, you get vegetarian pulled chicken!

    • Reply MissPond April 18, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      Yup! This is why I love Mexican food too 🙂

  • Reply Natalie April 11, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Mmm this looks so good, I haven’t made quesadillas in so long and have never tried pulled chicken. And Mexican Mondays sounds amazing, definitely something I could get on board with! Natalie

    • Reply MissPond April 15, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Mexican Mondays are the best 🙂 Pulled chicken is so easy as well!

  • Reply Jo April 9, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    I’m liking the idea of Mexican Mondays. They could also be Meat Free Mondays. Best of both worlds.

    • Reply MissPond April 15, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Most definitely could be both 🙂

  • Reply Chrissie April 9, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    So apparently pulled Jack Fruit is supposed to be a good substitute for this kind of thing but I’ve not tried it, hmm!? Where do you get your guac from? We tried an Old El Passo one but it was way too sharp tasting and not very creamy.

    • Reply MissPond April 15, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      I’ve heard jack fruit is very sweet, I think smoked tofu would work well. I always buy fresh guac if I’m buying in. The M&S one is pretty delicious!

  • Reply Bec Oakes April 9, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    OMG these look sooooo good!! Also, Mexican Monday is an absolutely genius idea and one I’m very tempted to steal if that’s okay lol?


    • Reply MissPond April 15, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Definitely – go for it, spread the word about Mexican Mondays!

  • Reply Rebecca | AAUBlog April 9, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Mexican food is on of my favourite things, especially with some homemade guac. These sound lovely, especially as a quesadilla.

    • Reply MissPond April 15, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I do much prefer homemade guac, there’s nothing like it!

  • Reply Jasmin Charlotte April 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    These look so good! Quesadillas are my fave – I looove everything covered in cheese! x

    • Reply MissPond April 15, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Everything covered in cheese is the best 🙂

  • Reply Chloe April 9, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    These look soooo good! I usually do a quesadilla with potato, onion, black beans and a little chorizo (and plenty of cheese) which is one of my favourite meals – craving it right now!


    • Reply MissPond April 15, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Oooh yours sound awesome! I had a great pulled pork, pineapple, avo and chilli quesadilla once, I must try and recreate.

  • Reply Kate April 9, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Oooh I haven’t had quesadillas in ages! I agree, Mexican food is quick and easy – perfect for Mondays.

    • Reply MissPond April 15, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      Most definitely the perfect Monday food!

  • Reply Charlie Elliott April 9, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Oh my god, this looks so good. I like to buy a whole chicken to make something for the week’s lunches with it and I’m tired of roasting it so pulled chicken sounds perfect!

    • Reply MissPond April 15, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you Charlie 🙂 You definitely need to try making pulled chicken!

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