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Quesadillas with Chicken, Smoked Gouda and Caramelized Onions

These French-inspired quesadillas are filled with a delicious balance of sharp and sweet flavours. Caramelized onions really make this easy dish special.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min


1 cup chicken, cooked, chopped
2 tbsp butter
1 red onion, chopped
1 tbsp brown sugar
¼ tsp vinegar
1 bottle roasted red peppers
1 ½ cup shredded smoked gouda cheese
6 10 inch (25 cm) green tortillas

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in onion, sugar and vinegar and cook until onion is golden brown (about 25 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Drain and slice roasted red peppers. Sprinkle cheese over half of each tortilla. Top with onion, peppers and chicken. Fold other half of tortilla over cheese mixture. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake till tortillas are slightly crisp and cheese is melted. Cut each into 4 pieces, arrange on a platter and serve hot with salsa and sour cream.

Nutrition Info

Per 220 g serving Amount
Protein23 g
Fat19 g
Saturated Fat10 g
Carbohydrate49 g
Fibre3 g
Sugar6 g
Cholesterol70 mg
Sodium880 mg
Per 220 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A60
Vitamin C60
Vitamin B613
Vitamin B1230