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Chicken Quesadilla

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Times Food
15th April, 2019 14:44 IST

Quesadilla is a popular dish of the Mexican cuisine and consists of a tortilla filled with cheese, beans and sometimes meats and even vegetables. Here is a quesadilla recipe, which is filled chicken meat inside along with cheese, bell peppers and a melange of authentic Mexican spices. Chicken Quesadilla is a must try dish for all chicken lovers as its spicy and flavourful. This snack cum appetizer recipe will steal your heart with its perfect blend of spices and seasoning. Served along with Pico De Gallo, a type of salsa which is prepared using fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice. This delicious blend is a treat for the taste buds as it provides a burst of flavours that will entice you to the max. The chicken and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals, so you are not only committing to a tasty dish but also a healthy one. The crispy tortilla with the juicy chicken and cheese is a pair that will make you come back to it after every bite. Serve it for lunch and dinner, or during kitty parties, birthday parties, potlucks, and buffets. It’s a versatile dish that you can have anywhere and anytime and is ideal for people of all ages. Pan-fried and toasted, you can make this dish in just 20 minutes. So, get your ingredients ready and follow us through this easy step by step recipe. If you enjoy this dish, you might also like our other Mexican recipes for the Chickpea and Corn Quesadilla, Chicken Burrito Rolls, or Veggies Enchiladas. (Recipe: Chef Pawan Bisht at Mango Kitchen & Bar)

INGREDIENTS

10 tortillas

2 tablespoon virgin olive oil

4 chicken breasts

2 cup monterey jack cheese

2 tablespoon taco seasoning

3 onion

1 red bell pepper

1 yellow bell pepper

1 capsicum (green pepper)

4 cloves garlic

4 tablespoon butter

6 tomato

1 handful cilantro

2 tablespoon jalapeno

2 tablespoon lime juice

0 salt as required

0 black pepper as required

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

How to make Chicken Quesadilla

Step 1

To start preparing this recipe, start by taking all the vegetables and wash them under running water. Using a clean chopping board, chop them all up and keep aside. Then, take the chicken breasts, and cut them into cubes.

Step 2

In a large bowl, pour the olive oil, garlic, and taco seasoning along with salt and pepper according to taste. Add the chicken breast cubes in the bowl and toss them together. Let it marinate for a while.

Step 3

Now, take a pan over medium flame and heat oil in it. When the oil is hot enough, add the bell peppers, capsicum, and one onion to the pan and saute them. When the chicken has marinated, add it to the pan and cook it thoroughly.

Step 4

Next, take a skillet over low heat and add butter to it. Place a tortilla on the skillet and add the chicken and vegetable mixture on it. Grate cheese on top of it and half flip the tortilla to cook from the other side too. Repeat the process to make multiple quesadillas.

Step 5

Meanwhile, add all the remaining chopped vegetables in a bowl and season it with salt and pepper. Then, pour the lime juice on top along with the fresh cilantro and toss it all together to make Pico De Gallo.

Step 6

Transfer the Chicken Quesadilla to a serving plate and add a serving of the Pico De Gallo to the side. Pair it with guacamole and enjoy the delicious meal!

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