A quesadilla is a Mexican dish, consisting of a tortilla that is filled primarily with cheese, and filling of choice. Try your hand in this classic dish with this delicious recipe!


Chicken Filling

  • 2 1/2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 500g skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1small onion, quartered and sliced
  • 1 small red capsicum/bell pepper, diced

Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp each of onion powder, dried oregano, salt
  • 2 tsp each of cumin powder, paprika
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper


  • 6 - 8 tortillas
  • 200g of mozzarella cheese (or other of choice)
  • 3/4 cup of roughly chopped coriander/cilantro


Chicken filling:

  1. Drizzle chicken with 1 tbsp of oil, toss to coat. Sprinkle over spice mix and toss well to coat.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Then, add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Next, add capsicum and cook for another 1 minute and transfer to bowl, cool.
  3. Return pan to stove, reduce to medium heat. Add remaining 1/2 tbsp oil and chicken to cook for 3 minutes until deep golden. Turn and cook for 3 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Transfer chicken to cutting board, rest for 2 minutes then dice and cool. Combine with capsicum mixture.


  1. Place tortilla on work surface. Sprinkle one side with a bit of cheese, top with chicken filling. Sprinkle with coriander and top with cheese. Then fold in half.
  2. Preheat non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and place quesadilla in skillet. Press down lightly, cover with the lid. Cook for 3 minutes until the underside is super golden brown and crispy.
  3. Carefully flip over the folded edge and press down lightly. Cook for another 3 minutes until crispy.
  4. Transfer to a cutting board, cut in half. Serve immediately!


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