Quesadillas Recipe

Queso means cheese in Spanish. There are few people who don’t like cheese, so you can already imagine how delicious these cheese-filled triangles are.

Quesadilla is basically just a cheese sandwich using tortillas instead of bread.I love them because the tortillas make a nice thin, crispy coating around melting oozy cheese.

Sounds good already? Then go gather your ingredients, because they are also extremely simple to prepare.

Know your ingredient

A large variety of dishes, from tacos to enchiladas to quesadillas, use tortillas.  A tortilla is essentially a type of flatbread from Mexico, originally made from masa – a type of corn dough that is prepared by soaking the corn in lime solution.

Today there are many types of tortillas – corn, wheat, whole grain or even rye.

Word of caution… for those that need gluten-free, make sure the packaging indicates such. Even corn tortillas may have gluten. 

Oh one other thing… if and when you travel to Spain, be aware that there the word “tortilla” means a potato filled omelet.

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Chicken Quesadillas

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2 People


  • 2 Large Tortillas
  • 1 Chicken Fillet
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheese of your Liking
  • 1/2 Red Capsicum Seeds Removed and Diced
  • 1 Small Red Onion Peeled and Diced
  • Paprika Powder, Salt, and Pepper to taste
  • Oil for Frying
  • Sour Cream and Coriander Leaves to Serve


  • Dice the chicken and fry in a little oil until cooked. Season with salt, pepper and paprika powder.
  • Until the chicken is cooking you can prepare the rest of the quesadillas.
  • Cover half of both tortillas with grated cheese, top with capsicum and onion. Once the chicken is done add chicken, cover with the rest of the cheese and then fold the other half of the tortilla on top, so you will get a half moon filled with goodness.
  • Heat a tiny bit of oil on a pan and fry the tortilla for about 2 minutes on each side until the cheese is melted and the tortilla crispy.
  • Remove from a pan and cut to triangles.
  • Serve with sour cream and chopped fresh coriander leaves.


If you want to have a healthier option, choose whole grain tortillas instead of regular ones and add more vegetables.
Quesadillas are best served warm straight out of the pan but with a little planning ahead you can turn them to a party snack - just prepare the quesadillas like you normally would, cut them to triangles and place them on a baking sheet in one layer – just before the quests arrive heat them up in the oven.
Feel free to play around with different fillings. Different meats and vegetables or even only plain cheese – all options are just wonderful!

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