Chicken Quesadilla: Healthier Mexican dish


Quesadilla is a Mexican delicacy which also happens to be most peoples favorite dish. A quesadilla is a heated tortilla with melted cheese inside. But in addition to cheese, you can put practically anything in a quesadilla.

What Is a Quesadilla?

A quesadilla is a Mexican dish that dates back to the 16th century. Traditional quesadillas were made with a corn tortilla that was warmed on a griddle, filled with cheese and various other fillings (meat, vegetables), and then folded over to be eaten by hand.

The addition of toppings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream seems to have come along later. And, as Americans have adopted quesadillas, they’ve put their own spin on them, adding untraditional fillings such as scrambled eggs to make breakfast quesadilla and often swapping out flour tortillas for the corn tortillas.

Corn or Flour Tortillas for Quesadillas?

Traditionally in Mexico quesadillas are made with corn tortillas, not wheat flour tortillas, and a melty, white cheese.

But here with an Indian twist we make it from our regular Indian Chapati aka Roti. You can Also use Millet roti for making Quesadillas. I often make this when I am running late or when out of options. And it is so so delicious, you would be licking your fingers, I promise!!



  1. Chicken 250gm
  2. 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  3. Cumin seeds powder as per taste
  4. Peri Peri (optional)
  5. 1/2 tsp chili powder
  6. Salt as per taste
  7. 1 tsp Mixed Italian herbs and garlic powder (minced garlic will also do)
  8. Finely sliced capsicum (any of them green, red, yellow) and onions – 1 cup
  9. Grated half cup cheese
  10. Oil as per requirement
  11. Wheat flour dough


  1. Wash and dry the chicken well
  2. now cut it into very small pieces and Marinate chicken strips with pepper powder, cumin seeds powder, peri peri (optional), chili powder, salt, mixed Italian herbs and garlic powder.
  3. In a pan, take 1 tsp oil and shallow fry the chicken pieces. Now take out this mixture in a bowl.
  4. In the same pan, take some oil and sauté thinly sliced peppers and onions.
  5. Once crisp, add the chicken and toss together. You can add more salt, pepper powder and peri peri seasoning if needed.
  6. Roll a chapati and cook on one side properly.
  7. Flip and spread some ketchup on it.
  8. Next place generous amount of chicken filling that we have prepared.
  9. Grate some chees on it.
  10. Cook well on both sides until crispy. Your Quesadilla is ready!!


You can also add olives, mushrooms, corns, broccoli or any other vegetable of your choice.

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