Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

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Healthy Chicken Quesadilla with melted cheese is one such Mexican appetizer which will leave you to crave for more. Traditionally this Tex-Mex dish is made with corn flour tortillas but the healthier version uses wheat flour tortillas. With chicken, bell peppers and melted cheese, it makes a great holiday dish to be served with Mexican Salsa.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineMexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 2
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Ingredients
  

  • Corn-flour or wholewheat tortillas - 2
  • For Filling -
  • Olive oil -1/2 tablespoon
  • Grated cheese -1/2 cup Monterey Jack)
  • Skinless chicken breasts -150 gms
  • Onion - 1 medium sized thin slices
  • Garlic Cloves - 4-5
  • Green bell pepper - 1 medium sized de-seed and sliced into strips
  • Red bell pepper - 1 medium sized de-seed and sliced into strips
  • Yellow bell pepper - 1 medium sized de-seed and sliced into strips
  • Boiled sweet corn - 2 tablespoon
  • Black Olives -2 tablespoon sliced
  • Butter for frying - 1/2 teaspoons
  • For Seasoning
  • Garlic powder -1/4 tsp
  • Salt
  • Black pepper powder -1/2 teaspoon
  • Taco or Cajun seasoning mix - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Dipping sauce of choice -eg Mexican salsa sauce
  • To Serve
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Instructions
 

  • Boil the Chicken breast - Pre-Boil the chicken breast, shred them and keep it aside.
  • How to make filling for chicken quesadilla : Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, once the oil is slightly warm, add in crushed garlic cloves and saute for a minute.
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  • Throw in the onions and saute it for another minute.
  • Next, goes the all the three types of bell pepper - Yellow, Red and Green and cook till peppers gives off some water and get brownish in color.
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  • Add in pre-boiled corn and shredded chicken breast, toss it for minute.
  • Add Seasoning - sprinkle salt, black pepper powder, Garlic powder and taco/ Cajun seasoning mix
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  • Switch off the flame and set aside. The filling for Mexico quesadillas is ready.
  • To assemble the tortillas for Quesadilla - Melt 1/2 teaspoon of butter on the griddle, and spread it over the griddle so that it coats it well, and place the wholewheat tortillas on it.
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  • Add 1/2 cup grated cheese on just the half side of the tortilla and top it up with the prepared filling. Layer with black olives
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  • Fold the tortilla as shown in the picture below into a half moon shape and brush with butter.
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  • Turn over to the other side and brush with butter again and press gently so that the cheese melts and helps to bind all the other ingredients together.
  • Cook each side for a minute after applying butter on each side and then remove onto a chopping board.
  • Once slightly cool cut into wedges and arrange in a serving dish. Serve alongside some fresh lettuce and your favourite dipping sauce.
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Notes

  • Do not overfill the tortillas, as the filling will spill out and create a mess.
  • Be careful while cutting the ready Quesadilla into wedges, wait for 5 mins before cutting, a hot Quesadilla like a hot cake will fall apart in minutes.
  • Cut gently, preferably with a serrated knife.
  • If you are wondering what to serve with chicken quesadillas – Check out Pico de Gallo (Mexican Salsa) which goes perfectly well with chicken or cheese quesadillas.
About the Author: 
Parinaaz is an MBA Finance by profession and writer by passion. She blogs on  A Dollop of That!”, which was the outcome of her passion for writing, which surfaced often but never overflowed and since she loves to experiment with ingredients, a recipe blog was her natural choice.
When Parinaaz is not blogging, she is running after a feisty four-year-old, practising Iyengar yoga, mimicking all and sundry or photographing pretty flowers depending on what time of the day it is. You can be in touch with Parinaaz on her blog – A Dollop of That, or like her Facebook page, or follow her on  Instagram, Twitter handle and Google+

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