Mexican Chicken Quesadilla

Image: Shanon Peters

Mexican Chicken Quesadilla – Celebrate flavour this winter

Everybody loves some sort of Mexican food. The Mexican Chicken Quesadilla is the best desk partner on your days working from home.

Mexican Chicken Quesadilla

Image: Shanon Peters

Everybody loves some sort of Mexican food. Be it nachos, enchiladas and of course, quesadillas, there’s a dish for everybody. You can eat them in so many different ways but they are best consumed by hand. Our Mexican Chicken Quesadilla is perfect for when you’re hiding in your office working from home where nobody can see your face full of avocado and salsa.

Save yourself the extra work and buy some tortillas unless you really want to show off. However, this recipe is so easy to create. It’s almost like a fridge & pantry recipe where you just add what you have in between two tortillas. The Mexican Chicken Quesadilla is spicy, saucy, meaty, crunchy and best served warm.

Spice up your home office with a delicious Mexican Chicken Quesadilla with the best snack to keep you warm and smiling.

Mexican Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Shanon Peters Course: MainCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 2 Tortilla wraps

  • 120 g 120 Mozzarella loaf, grated

  • 120 g 120 Cheddar cheese, grated

  • 2 2 Chicken breasts

  • 2 tbsp 2 Paprika

  • 50 ml 50 Cream

  • ¼ ¼ Cucumber chopped and seeded

  • ½ ½ Red onion chopped

  • 1 1 Tomato, chopped and seeded

  • 1 tsp 1 Butter


  • Cut chicken breast into small pieces.
  • In a hot pan, drizzle oil and add chicken.
  • Stir pan to ensure chicken cooks evenly.
  • Add paprika and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add cream and allow flavors to infused for 3 minutes, season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  • In a large non-stick pan, melt half the teaspoon of butter on a low heat.
  • Place 1 Tortilla in the pan and add half Mozzarella and cheddar, evenly covering the base of the tortilla.
  • Top with chicken and add the rest of the cheese.
  • Cover with second Tortilla and slowly toast for 2-3 minutes.
  • Carefully flip the Tortilla to toast the top Tortilla.
  • Toast for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Check if cheese has melted.
  • Carefully slide the Tortilla out of the pan onto a cutting board and cut into 8 triangles.
  • In a mixing bowl, add tomatoes, cucumber and red onion. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Spring salsa over the top and serve with guacamole.


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