Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

By NamakShamak
  • Serves: 2 - 5
  • Prep Time: 10 Minute
  • Cooking: 10 Minute
  • Calories:

I believe Mexican food competes to be  amongst the top most loved international cuisines in India. It might be owing to the spice content in most of the recipes, that makes it quiet desirable to a spice loving Indian palatte! Like India, Mexican cuisine too has various cultural  influences. Tex Mex cuisine being one such collaboration between Texas (South Western United States) and Mexico. Mexican cuisine is influenced by past rulers, like the French and Spanish. Spanish invaders brought with them ,new varieties of livestock pigs,cows ,sheep,little known to the mexicans,along with tomatoes and spices. The Spanish also were introduced to new ingredients like peanuts,avocado,coconut and corn. Quesadillas is one such Spanish influenced Mexican dish. Queso is cheese in Spanish and the name itself suggests”little cheesy things” in Spanish. Its mainly a flour tortilla filled with cheese. Savoury items like meat,corn,onions etc can be added to it. Its toasted till the cheese melts and folded in half moon and served. We have tried making a close to authentic version in our Indian kitchen, using mexican spice mixes,and flour tortillas. The result is a super delicious snack, loved by adults and kids alike!



  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and fry the onions till translucent. Add the sliced capsicum ,Chicken and corn and mix. Add the mexican spice,chilli flakes,salt and mix. Cook till the puree dries out. transfer on a plate and cool.
  2. Brush flour tortillas with oil and place them on a girdle or tawa on a low flame to toast. Sprinkle cheese on top of the tortilla and cover for 1-2 min. Once the tortilla has toasted brown and cheese melted,add the chicken mix on half of the tortilla

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