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Chicken Quesadillas
A simple midweek meal

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas is an easy, flavorful Mexican meal, perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. It's made in under 20 minutes in one pan.

Chicken Quesadillas
Queso translates to cheese, which can only mean that a Quesadilla would be filled with cheese. And it is. Two ingredients and essential in Quesadilla: a good tortilla and a lot of melted, delicious cheese. We also added shredded chicken, sweet corn, and red bell pepper. And spring onion to make it colorful, fresh, vibrant, and incredibly tasty. Feel free to adjust the seasoning to your taste; we added some coriander and garlic powder but mostly kept it simple. This is a fantastic, easy midweek meal worth every minute spent in the kitchen.

A delicious Mexican-inspired Quesadilla

Honestly, my day gets better when this fabulous Chicken Quesadilla is on the menu. This is why we think you're going to love it too:

  • a generous amount of melted cheese
  • a beautiful, colorful, vibrant, and perfectly seasoned chicken filling
  • the tortilla is golden-brown and cooked on the stove
  • it's the perfect recipe for picnics, birthday parties, or a quick midweek lunch or dinner
  • a quick recipe prepared in less than 20 minutes
  • beginner-friendly recipe

Za pripravo te Quesadille lahko uporabimo tudi recept za najino natrgano piščančje meso.

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

What is a Quesadilla?

Quesadilla is a beautiful Mexican dish prepared on a stove. We will need tortillas (flour or corn) and a generous amount of cheese for the preparation. The latter is an absolute must, while the rest of the ingredients are optional and depend on your taste. You can add meat, vegetables, and spices. We used flour tortilla, a mixture of shredded cheese, shredded chicken, vegetables, and simple seasoning in this recipe.

Chicken Quesadillas - layering

Chicken Quesadillas - layering

Chicken Quesadillas - layering

Chicken Quesadillas - before cooking

Chicken Quesadillas - before cooking

Chicken Quesadillas - cooking

How to make Chicken Quesadillas at home (reel)

Check this quick and easy recipe to learn how to make Chicken Quesadillas at home. Chef Bruni kindly sponsored this video, as we used their De Buyer 28 cm pan in this recipe.




Chicken Quesadillas are best served fresh while still warm.

If you have any Quesadillas left, feel free to store them in the fridge. Keep sealed in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 2 days. Before serving, reheat in a microwave or pan on the stove.

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

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Lets get cooking!

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  • chicken filling

    Shred your baked chicken breast or use shredded chicken breast. Add to a bowl. Peel and cut the onion into thin slices. Clean the red pepper and dice it. Add the onion, red pepper, sweet corn, and diced spring onion to a bowl. Season with coriander, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

    If you love spicy Quesadillas, add a teaspoon of diced chili into the filling.
  • prepare the pan

    Grease the 28 cm / 11-inch pan with oil. Use a kitchen brush or paper towels to grease the pan, as the layer of oil should be as thin as possible. The Quesadilla should be placed in a cold pan before putting over the stove. The cheese will melt better, and the Quesadilla will cook better.

  • layering

    Place one tortilla on a working surface. Spread 50g (1/2 cup) of shredded cheese over one-half of the tortilla. Place four tablespoons of chicken filling on top, and cover with another 50g (1/2 cup) of shredded cheese. Fold the tortilla over the filling and lightly brush with oil. Repeat the process with the rest of the ingredients.

  • cook

    Cook two Quesadillas at the same time. Place the pan over medium heat and cook the Quesadillas for 4 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. Using a spatula, press the tortilla to the bottom of the pan, spread the filling evenly, and melt the cheese better. Flip the tortilla, and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. Cut into slices and serve. We love serving Quesadilla with Pice de Gallo.


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