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Chicken quesadilla recipe with mushroom bell pepper and corn

26 December 2018 | Last Updated: 15 April 2019

Chicken quesadilla recipe with mushroom bell pepper and corn

Quesadillas are a Mexican dish consisting of tortillas with cheese filling (queso is Spanish for cheese). Often vegetables or meat are added (but basic recipe has only cheese in it). The key to a good tortilla is a large amount of cheese that holds the filling together. I like them the most with cheddar cheese but every other melting cheese will work. I really like to make quesadillas from a single tortilla, not two, because it’s easier to flip over. The chicken is tender and perfectly seasoned. I’ve added also a lot of vegetables – one of my favorite concoctions of cremini mushrooms, red bell pepper and corn. Quesadillas are great for lunch or as a party appetizer. I served them with a refreshing dip made of sour cream, yogurt and lime juice.

As a dessert, these churros with chocolate sauce would be perfect!

Chicken quesadilla recipe with mushroom, bell pepper and corn
Chicken quesadilla recipe with mushroom, bell pepper and corn

Chicken quesadilla recipe with mushroom, bell pepper and corn

Chicken quesadilla recipe – easy and festive dish – tortillas stuffed with tender and perfectly seasoned chicken with sauteed mushrooms, bell pepper, corn and a large amount of cheese.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 big servings
Calories 2251kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

the chicken:

  • 2 small chicken breasts 300g / 11 oz or 1 large chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoons paprika powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons frying oil

the other ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 200 g / 7 oz cremini mushrooms or button mushrooms
  • 2 heaped tablespoons canned corn 60g
  • 200 g cheese cheddar, emmentaler or other melting cheese
  • 4 large tortillas

dipping sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream 12%
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice or lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into small cubes. In a small bowl, mix the spices together and rub the chicken with the spice mix, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large frying pan, heat a tablespoon of oil over high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 3 minutes without stirring. Then cook, stirring for a few more minutes until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
  • While the chicken is cooking, cut the mushrooms into ½ cm / ¼ inch half-slices and the bell pepper into small cubes. When the chicken is ready, add to the pan, spread out in an even layer. Cook without stirring for about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, cook, stirring from time to time, for another 5 minutes, until browned and tender. Transfer to a plate.
  • Leave the chicken, mushrooms and bell pepper to cool slightly, then add the corn and grated cheese, mix together and season with salt and pepper.
  • Divide the filling into 4 parts and spread each part evenly over half of each tortilla. Press the filling slightly to make it more compact.
  • Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently. Lightly oil a big frying pan and cook the tortillas over medium heat, two at a time, on both sides. They’re ready when lightly browned on both sides and the cheese is melted.
  • Transfer the tortillas on a plate. Sprinkle with a little salt, while still warm and cut each tortilla into 4 parts.
  • Mix the ingredients for the sauce together and serve with quesadillas.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

– You can prepare the filling ahead, for example, the day before and cook the tortillas just before serving.
– Quesadillas also taste good cold, but when left for too long they’re becoming soft, losing its crunchiness. Alternatively, they can be reheated, but taste best freshly cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 2251kcal
Course Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine Mexican, tex-mex
Keyword chicken quesadilla, quesadilla with chicken and vegetables

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