Friday 11 November 2011

Gluten Free Quesadillas

gluten free quesadillas
Quesadillas On The George
How to make homemade gluten free tortillas.


1 Chicken Breast
1 Yellow Pepper
1 Orange Pepper
1 medium Onion
1 small Chipotle (you can get these from Mex Grocer too)
1 level teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 level teaspoon Onion Powder
2 tablespoons Oyster Sauce
Chicken Stock
1 tablespoon of Sesame Oil for frying
Cheese (we use Gouda)
Sour Cream

For The Rub:
  • Chop the chipotle up into small pieces, not fine though, you want pieces that are visible
  • In a bowl or container put the chipotle, garlic salt and onion powder
  • Cut your chicken into small bite size pieces (the tortillas are tiny!)
  • Add the chicken to the rub and coat generously
  • Refrigerate until needed
For The Filling:
  • Slice the peppers into thin strips
  • Peel and slice the onion
  • Heat a wok on high
  • Add the sesame oil
  • When the wok is really hot add the peppers and onion
  • Cook the peppers and onions stirring occasionally, when they start sticking to the bottom of the pan add 150ml of chicken stock and stir
  • As the stock reduces keep adding and stirring, make sure there is always stock at the bottom of the wok
  • After 15 minutes the peppers and onion should be soft
  • Add the oyster sauce and stir, you should have quite a thick sauce, if you don't add more stock
  • Lower the heat to medium
  • Add the chicken and continue to stir
  • If your chicken is cut small enough it should be cooked in 6 - 8 minutes.
  • Place the contents of the wok into a pyrex dish with lid or container with lid to keep warm
gluten free quesadillas ready for the top tortilla
Quesadillas Ready For The Grill
Building the Quesadilla:
  • Heat a dry frying pan on high
  • Get a gluten free tortilla and spread sour cream and guacamole over it
  • Add Chicken, peppers and onion
  • Cover with cheese
  • Carefully (we are talking gluten free after all!) place the loaded tortilla into the frying pan and cover with another tortilla
  • Press down with a flippy thing (you know what I mean, the name escapes me)
  • Once the bottom tortilla has gone crispy turn the quesadilla over - this isn't the easiest of tasks!
  • It takes us two people and three spatulas (that's what the flippy things are called, right?) to turn the quesadillas, two on the bottom one of the top holding the tortilla down. It's a bit Chuckle Brothers esque in a To You, To Me kind of way.
  • Once flipped wait until the bottom is crispy and serve
  • In a really hot pan this shouldn't take more than a minute

Edit: We now use the George Foreman grill to toast the quesadillas, so much easier as you don't have to turn them. They come out perfect every time.

Gorgeous gluten free quesadillas, full of rich flavours, with a kick!

You could use whatever cheese you feel like but make sure it's one that melts well. I make my own guacamole for this as it's way better than any shop bought ones and it doesn't have any potential nasties in it. A recipe post for another day.

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