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Recipe for family meals :

Chicken and Avocado Tortilla Sandwich

This recipe for Chicken and Avocado Tortilla Sandwich has been reproduced courtesy of Great British Chicken

At the heart of the Great British Chicken message is a passion for the importance of buying British chicken as it assures the consumer of a certain standard whilst supporting UK produce. Its remit is to educate British consumers about the benefits of buying British chicken and how to identify it as such by looking for the Red Tractor and Union Jack on packs oc chicken or by asking their butcher. Great British Chicken wants people to be able to make an informed choice about the chicken they buy.

Chicken is the UK's favourite meat - it accounts for 43% of all the meat we eat in this country. This should come as no surprise: not only is chicken tasty, versatile and easy to prepare but it is also higher in protein and lower in fat than red meat, making it a nutritious, healthy choice that will tempt the whole family's tastebuds.

Sally Gunnell and familySporting legend Sally Gunnell, who still holds the 400m hurdles world record, is a big fan of British chicken.

“As an athlete, it was essential to eat lots of fresh, good quality, nutritious foods and chicken was one of my staple ingredients. Not only is it lower in fat than red meat, it’s also higher in protein – which gives you energy.

“I’m not competing anymore – apart for fun – but I’ve maintained these healthy eating habits throughout my life and try to feed my husband and three young sons a balanced, nourishing diet.”

As a parent, and the daughter of a poultry farmer, Sally is passionate about knowing where her meat comes from, and supports local producers wherever possible.

“We eat chicken at least three times a week, and only British will do. I ask my butcher, or if I'm in the supermarket I always look for the Red Tractor and Union Jack. That way I know the chicken was produced to high standards and can be traced back to the British farm it cam from."

See the web site for further information - Great British Chicken

Love chicken . . . buy British
Choose chicken with the Red Tractor and Union Jack on pack and you'll know it was produced to high standards and can be traced back to the independently-checked British farm it came from. Or ask your butcher if it's British.

Chicken and Avocado Tortilla Sandwich is perfect as a lunchtime treat or after school bite. Served hot or cold, kids on the go can enjoy the taste of British chicken with a Mexican twist.

Ingredients for Chicken and Avocado Tortilla Sandwich

2 skinless British chicken breast fillets, sliced
2 tsp olive oil
6 flour tortillas
150g Cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and pepper
4 tbsp ready-made salsa
Avocado and shredded lettuce, to serve

Method for Chicken and Avocado Tortilla Sandwich

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / gas mark 6.
  • Place one tortilla flat on a non-stick baking sheet. Scatter a third of the cheese and a third of the chicken onto the tortilla and top with salsa. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add another tortilla and repeat the layers, as above, finishing with a cheese-topped tortilla. Place in the pre-heated oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the tortillas are hot and the cheese is bubbling.
  • Cut into wedges with serve with any remaining salsa alongside the avocado and shredded lettuce.

Serves 2

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