Spicy Chicken Quesadilla with Crunchy Veggies

Mexican cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines around the world now days. One such popular Mexican meal is quesadilla. “Queso” means cheese in Spanish and a quesadilla means a toasted tortilla filled with melted cheese. But, quesadilla is not just limited to cheese rather there are varieties of recipes to make quesadilla. This is one of the quick and easy to prepare spicy chicken recipes made with crunchy veggies and tortillas is an excellent idea for a mid time meal or dinner.

This will make your appetite feel full and delight your taste buds too. So, here goes this wonderful chicken recipe.

Ingredients

  • 6 large floor tortillas
  • 0.5 lb sharp cheddar or monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 Cup chopped chicken pieces
  • 4 – 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp black olives, sliced
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green/red cabbage
  • ¼ cups chopped green onions
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp crushed red chili
  • Salt as per taste

Method

Heat a frying pan over low – medium heat and drop 2 tbsp of olive oil into it.

When oil is warm, put garlic and let it cook for ½ minute. Then add chicken pieces, sprinkle salt over it and mix. Cook the chicken thoroughly by stirring it in often. Add all the veggies except cilantro and stir fry. Turn the heat off and keep the filling mixture aside.

Heat a cast iron on non- stick skillet over medium heat and spread ½ tsp oil over it. Place a tortilla on the skillet. Flip it few times till tortilla starts getting floppy for approx 15 seconds. Carefully place cheese on the tortilla leaving the edges because it will melt and automatically reach to edges. Spread thin layer of chicken-veggie filling mixture and olives over cheese. Also sprinkle little amount crushed red peppers, black pepper and chopped cilantro over veggie mixture. Fold the tortilla same as omelet and press it down with a flat spoon or spatula.

When the Cheese has melted, flip over the quesadilla to other side. Cook for approx 1 minute. Remove the quesadilla from the skillet and cut it in form of serving size wedges. Serve the quesadillas along with sliced iceberg lettuce, your favourite salsa and some sour cream.

Enjoy this wonderful chicken recipe in a family lunch or dinner!

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