Quesadillas – The Meal Hacker Way


Everything at the moment is about making life easier. The kitchen is no exception. Fortunately, the good folks at Spicely Does It have been devising a method to help all of us. By developing versatile seasonings that cover a wide range of recipes.

I thought that I’d give it a go in a quesadilla (or two).  The seasonings currently are numbered 1-4 with #1 Hot and Smokey #2 Five Pepper Fusion #3 Golden Garlic and #4 Heavenly Herbs. For this recipe I was going to live dangerously and use a little of #1 and #3 to create a spicey, smokey garlic flavour for a tomato sauce. 

To make this to serve 4 people, you will need….

540g Chicken Breast, diced

400g Can of Plum or Chopped Tomatoes

1 Banana Shallot or Onion, diced

3 Garlic Cloves, finely minced

3-4 Rashers of Bacon, Unsmoked

1 measure Hacker Seasoning #1

1 measure Hacker Seasoning #3

Cheddar Cheese, for grating

Sour Cream or Mayonnaise, to drizzle

Barbecue Sauce, to drizzle

4-6 Tortilla Wraps

Olive Oil 

1. Start by adding a little olive oil into a non-stick wide frying pan. Over a high heat, add the bacon and sizzle until golden brown. Remove the bacon but leave the fat behind in the pan. Once cool enough to handle, cut the bacon into small pieces. Set aside. 

2. Place the pan over a high heat and add in the chicken. Stir and fry until the chicken is white and slightly golden, around 10 minutes. Once thoroughly cooked with no pink remaining throughout, drain the chicken leaving the fat behind in the pan. Set aside. 

3. Add the chopped shallot and garlic to the pan over a medium heat. Saute until softened and then add the tomatoes, crushing with the back of a spoon. Simmer for 2-3 minutes then add both the hacker seasonings. Cook for a further 3-5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

4. Return the chicken and bacon back into the pan and lower the heat. Cook for around 3-5 minutes and then tip the contents of the pan into a bowl. Set aside.

5. Add a little olive oil to the pan and set over a medium-high heat. Lay a tortilla into the pan with a slight overhang (this will make it easier to flip over). Add in a couple of tablespoons of the chicken filling and top with grated cheese, sour cream or mayo and barbecue sauce.

6. Fold over the tortilla to make a half moon and press down gently with a metal spatula around the edges. Fry for around 2-3 minutes per side flipping carefully in between. Once toasted place the quesadilla on a plate and cut into wedges. 

Hacker Quesadillas

The flavour that the hacker seasoning combination gives is far better than any I have ever had out of a packet before. A more authentic and hard hitting flavour that is somehow fresher. This seasoning set is perfect for a range of dishes and no doubt is becoming a firm favourite here. 

Grab your Meal Hacker seasonings here and get cooking!


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