This recipe was a bit of a spur of the moment idea and turned out to be ridiculously delicious. It’s a little bit naughty with the wrap and melted cheese….but everything in moderation….
The pesto is a bit of a departure from the traditional Mexican dish, but hopefully you’ll forgive me once you’ve had a bite. Hot, crispy, melty, cheesey, pesto….yeah just try it…
1 tortilla wrap (I used a seeded one for extra flavour and texture)
Grated cheese, I used a couple of handfuls of cheddar
1/2 red pepper
1/2 red onion
1 chicken breast
2 tbsp pesto (I used homemade pesto)
Dash olive oil
A griddle pan
Serve with salad or vegetables
1. Add a little olive oil to a small frying pan. Slice the onion and pepper as you would for fajitas and gently fry this off until the onion is caramelised and the peppers are starting to soften.
2. Preheat the oven to 180c. Prepare your chicken – I butterflied mine so that it would cook more quickly and evenly by slicing along the side of the breast (lengthways) as if I were cutting open a roll, then folded the top back so that it was half the depth and double the width, as above.
3. Spoon the pesto onto the chicken and spread it out to coat it. Put on a tray in the oven for 10-15 minutes until cooked through.
4. Now you can prepare your tortilla. Grate the cheese onto one half of the wrap…
5. Add the cooked onions and peppers (as if you were making a sandwich)…
6. Once the chicken has cooked, slice it up, keeping the pesto on top, and later it onto the peppers, onions and cheese. 7. Look how good it looks already! 8. Now fold over the bare side of the wrap into this sort of giant, flat taco shape, and place your griddle on medium to high heat (not too high as it could burn whilst you’re trying to melt the cheese). If you don’t have a griddle pan, a large frying pan will do the job but you won’t get the “I’m a big show-off” grill lines- no oil necessary; just a dry pan will suffice.
9. When the bottom is starting to brown abs crisp and the cheese is starting to melt, flip it over and repeat on the other side. 10. Check the cheese has melted and serve. If you don’t to share or get neat about things, cut it into triangles (like a pizza)…but this was my supper and I wanted it to look giant!