Chicken and mango quesadilla

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Gizzi Erskine's chicken and mango quesadilla, Cook Yourself Thin recipe
Gizzi Erskine's chicken and mango quesadilla, Cook Yourself Thin recipe
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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Splashing out

Swap your takeaway for Cook Yourself Thin chef, Gizzi Erskine's Mexican quesadillas, filled with chicken and juicy mango. It's better for you and it's quick too


  • 50g low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1tbsp pickled jalapeños, chopped
  • 2 small flour tortillas
  • 50g smoked chicken, shredded
  • 30g fresh mango, chopped

For the guacamole:

  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼tsp salt
  • ½ clove garlic, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tomato deseeded and chopped
  • ¼tsp ground cumin

For the salsa:

  • 2-3 vine tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ clove garlic, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • ¼tsp salt

The guacamole and salsa serves four, so refrigerate and use within a day.


  1. In a bowl mix together the grated cheese, soft cheese, spring onions and jalapeños. Lay the tortillas out on a surface then spread them with the mixture. Top one with the chicken and mango, then sandwich together.
  2. To make the guacamole: place the flesh of the avocado into a mortar or a small bowl and with the pestle or the back of a fork mash the avocado until its smooth with a few chunks. Pour over the lime and salt and mix together, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
  3. For the salsa: simply mix all the ingredients together and leave for 20 minutes, for the flavours to blend.
  4. Heat a frying pan until it’s hot, and then lay the quesadilla on top. Gently toast for 2 mins on each side or until golden and the cheese is beginning to ooze. Transfer onto a chopping board then cut the quesadilla into 4-6 wedges and serve piping hot with guacamole and salsa.
Cook Yourself Thin, on Channel 4, from Monday 7th June 2010.

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