Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

5 from 6 votes
Mexican food at its finest! This Mexican classic recipe is made with a flour tortilla and a delicious chicken filling then loaded with cheese. Serve with salsa or pico de gallo to make these chicken quesadillas to the next level!

Chicken quesadillas can be made with little preparation and taste delicious alongside some homemade salsa or guacamole or even the classic pico de gallo to really take them over the top.

Use this chicken quesadilla recipe for the perfect authentic taste for your Mexican buffet!

The ultimate chicken quesadilla recipe! These chicken quesadillas are loaded with gooey melted cheese and a flavourful, fajita-style chicken and bell pepper. Delicious Mexican comfort food that everyone will go crazy for!

So, out of all of the recipes that I currently have this recipe is definitely my most requested when other family members come around. My nieces and nephews ALWAYS want me to make these quesadillas whenever they visit us. And I can understand why! This chicken quesadilla recipe is just too delicious!

I always add bell peppers into my chicken mixture because bell peppers are one of my favourite vegetables. I love bell peppers. If you have been following my food blog for a while now you would know that I absolutely love using capsicum in everything. I would use bell peppers in everything if I could.

You can adjust the seasoning of the chicken as you prefer it. I love my foods to be spicy, so I have added a load of spices to this recipe. This recipe is not too spicy, but it’s not exactly mild either. Adjust the spices as you prefer. You could even use leftover chicken in these quesadillas.

I like to use mozzarella cheese, but you could use any type of cheese that you like. It is best to use blocks of cheese and then grate it yourself at home. Pre-grated cheese has added preservatives. This can result in cheese that doesn’t melt together as well as the cheese that you freshly grate yourself.

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Chicken Quesadillas

by Nabeela Kauser
Mexican food at its finest! This Mexican classic recipe is made with flour tortilla and a delicious chicken filling then loaded with cheese. Serve with salsa or pico de gallo to take these chicken quesadillas to the next level!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marination Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 272 kcal



Stir Fry


  • Cut the chicken into small bite-size pieces and add into a bowl along with the rest of the marinade ingredients then mix until fully incorporated and set aside for 30 minutes to marinate
  • Once the chicken has marinated for at least 30 minutes in a pan heat up 2 tbsp of the oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the marinated chicken and cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes
  • As the chicken is cooking finely dice the onion and bell pepper then add into the pan and cook on medium heat for a further 4-5 minutes
  • Finely dice the tomato then add into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the tomato purée and cook for a further 2-3 minutes on medium heat then set the mixture aside
  • In a griddle pan heat up the remaining oil on medium heat until hot – ensure that you spread the oil all over the pan
  • Reduce the heat to low and add a single tortilla then top with mozzarella cheese
  • Add the chicken mixture on top then top with the remaining cheese and cover with another tortilla
  • Increase heat to medium and cook for 3-4 minutes on one side
  • Baste the top of the tortilla and flip over then cook for another 3-4 minutes
  • Serve alongside a dip of homemade salsa, a side of yellow rice and enjoy!



Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 13gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 603mgPotassium: 256mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1111IUVitamin C: 32mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 124mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken, Tortilla
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