Who fancies trying my gluten free southern fried chicken quesadilla recipe? Me! They’re so cheesy, mildly spicy, sooo easy to make and you can make them dairy free too if you fancy.
My gluten free southern fried chicken quesadilla recipe is our new weeknight dinner of choice! There’s nothing like making a big batch of these and sharing them with dips over a movie and some good company. If you want to share them at all, that is!!
So how did my gluten free southern fried chicken quesadilla recipe turn out?
Well, here’s a fun fact for you ‘Queso’ means cheese and ‘dilla’ is slang for dude in Spanish. So a quesadilla is basically a ‘cheese-dude’. How awesome is that?
They’re a little like a taco, but after putting your filling in your tortilla, you then add a generous amount of cheese and fry them on both sides to crisp them up. Soooo good!
Whilst I’ve never come across gluten free quesadillas while out and about, fortunately, you can easily make them yourself at home.
But before we even get started, what tortillas are gluten free? 🤔
Well, when it comes to Taco Tuesday and Fajita Fridays, my go-to wraps are Old El Paso‘s Gluten Free Tortillas.
They’re amazingly soft and flexible, they crisp up really well and most importantly of all… you’d never know they were gluten free – perfect for my gluten free southern fried chicken quesadilla recipe.
I think the best compliment I could give them is by telling you that Mark will happily eat them… and he can eat gluten. And he definitely won’t go near most of my gluten free food!
(which isn’t always bad – more for me 😆)
But because he’ll happily eat these, it means we can actually share the same food… which is something of an occasion for us!
So now you’ve got your gluten free tortillas sorted, what about your filling?
Well, we wanted to go all out so we went for homemade southern fried chicken… which turned out to be a great life choice!
That crispy, golden breadcrumb coating is packed full of flavour and it’s a little spicy too which worked so well in our quesadillas. Topped with melty, cooling cheese and fried peppers, it really was a flavour combo to be reckoned with.
But who here has ever fried a quesadilla? Hands up! Well, don’t worry if not, because it’s actually really simple…
All you need to do is half-fill your tortillas like in the photo above and then fold it shut like a book.
(I usually make a few of these ahead of time, so when I come to fry them, I can do a few at a time in a big frying pan)
Then, lightly cover the surface of a large frying pan in oil and let it heat up. Once it’s nicely heated, lay your first quesadilla in the pan until it’s nicely golden on one side.
Then, carefully use a spatula (I actually used one spatula supporting each side so I didn’t throw them around too much) to turn them over without losing any of the filling. Easy!
Ok, so here’s my gluten free southern fried chicken quesadilla recipe 👇🏻
Nutrition info is estimated.
For the southern fried chicken coating
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 505Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1211mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 37g
Nutrition info is estimated.
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You can grab Old El Paso gluten free tortillas from Asda, Tesco, Ocado and Amazon.
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