Looking for a delicious family meal that your weaning baby will also enjoy? Try this Chicken Quesadillas recipe! It's ready in less than 20 minutes, so you'll have a tasty Mexican themed meal ready in no time. And better still, the leftovers make a tasty lunch the next day too!


Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4

  • 4-6 tbsp oil
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 chicken breasts, chopped
  • ½ red pepper, thinly sliced/chopped
  • ½ yellow pepper, thinly sliced/chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 100g cheddar cheese, grated
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 Avocado, smashed, to serve


  1. Place a large pan over medium heat. Drizzle with oil.
  2. Meanwhile, place the oregano, paprika and chilli powder in a large bowl. Add the chopped chicken and lime juice and mix to coat.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan. Leave to cook for 3 minutes before adding the onion. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Add the peppers and sauté for 5 minutes or until softened.
  5. Ensuring the chicken is cooked through, transfer chicken and peppers to a clean bowl.
  6. Place the pan back on medium heat and drizzle with oil.
  7. Working in batches, place one tortilla at a time into the pan. Top with 3 tablespoons grated cheese and ¼ of the chicken pepper mixture. Top with another tortilla.
  8. Cook for 2 minutes before flipping. Cook for a further 2 minutes on the other side.
  9. Remove the quesadilla from the pan and slice into quarters. Allow to cool before serving. Repeat with the remaining tortilla wraps.
  10. Serve with sour cream and smashed avocado for dipping.

Weaning and Storage

6 months+
Introduce as a finger food for baby to pick up and self-feed.

7 months+
Use as a finger food and add dips such as smashed avocado and sour cream to increase variety.

Recipe courtesty of Siobhan Berry of www.mummycooks.ie