Chicken cheese quesadilla. Think spiced chicken and veggies in hot crispy tortilla. While the warm spices add a touch of extra flavor to the dish, the crispy golden tortilla is guaranteed to blow your mind. Classic Mexican can’t get better than this!
What makes Mexican quesadillas so popular? In my opinion, the totally customizable feature of the delicious fillings. If you have caught yourself dreaming about crispy delicious meal with utterly delicious fillings, this recipe is for you. The good news is that you can customize the filling with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Thank me later!
Spice Mix for Chicken Quesadilla
The unique spice mix that you’ll be using to marinate the chicken in this recipe adds some zest to these quesadillas. It includes ground cumin, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, onion powder and ground black pepper.
How to Make Chicken Cheese Quesadilla
The first and foremost step is tossing chicken in the ground spices. While it’s marinating in the refrigerator, quickly sauté bell peppers (capsicum), onions and garlic in a little oil. Season with a little salt and pepper, and wait until the bell peppers are tender.
Now, transfer this to a plate, and stir fry chicken. Once done, remove chicken from the pan and wipe clean with a paper towel.
I highly recommend using large burrito-style tortillas in this recipe as they can hold more filling. To make the chicken quesadilla, heat up a little oil and warm the tortilla. Top with chicken and bell peppers, fold and cook until both sides are crispy and golden.
If you’re feeling fancy, try your favorite veggies and protein in the filling. It’s all about adapting the recipe to modern easy cooking without losing the classic touch.
So why not give it a go? This classic chicken cheese quesadilla recipe is worth a try. Oh, and don’t forget your favorite avocado salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole or avocado dip!
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