Healthy Chicken Quesadillas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I LOVE Mexican with quesadillas being one of my favourite dishes. So easy to make, a great weeknight family meal.  Lay a tortilla on a sandwich press, add filling plus cheese, top with another tortilla.  Cook until cheese has melted and tortillas browned.  If you don’t have a sandwich press you could use a frypan, however it can be a little tricky to flip.


You could use a BBQ chook or be frugal and poach and shred your own, see details here.

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Chicken Quesadillas

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6


  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped into wedges
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 small red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tasty cheese, grated
  • Salt, to taste
  • 10 round flour tortillas
  • extra cheese and sour cream, optional


  1. Steam or poach chicken breast, then allow to cool
  2. Shred chicken breast and place in large bowl
  3. Add oil to frying pan, when heated add onion and cumin, cooking for 3 minutes or until browned
  4. Add corn, capsicum, coriander, cheese and onion to chicken, mix to combine
  5. Heat sandwich press (if you don’t have sandwich press use a lightly greased frying pan)
  6. Add approximately 3/4-1 cup of chicken mixture on top of 1 tortilla (sprinkle with extra cheese and sour cream if desired)
  7. Add tortilla on top of chicken mixture
  8. Place on sandwich press and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes or until browned. Repeat with remaining mixture and tortillas.
  9. Cut each tortilla into 6 slices.


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Saam February 18, 2015 - 7:54 AM

Hi Katrina,
you need to recheck the recipe – the cumin isn’t mentioned in the method and the onion isn’t listed in the ingredients. Oops!

Saam February 18, 2015 - 7:55 AM

My bad, the onion is mentioned, although I think you need to move ‘chopped into wedges’ up next to it instead of the grated cheese.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 18, 2015 - 11:09 PM

Your a star Saam thank you for picking that up, all fixed 🙂

Mandy Barbie Bieber Beyond February 18, 2015 - 10:37 AM

These look delish!! Another one to add to my collection for Sunday night meals!! Perfect

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 18, 2015 - 11:08 PM

it’s a great recipe to have in the collection, hope you all love it too!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 19, 2015 - 9:18 AM

They are the perfect Sunday night dinner! A real favourite in our house.:)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 19, 2015 - 8:39 PM

We absolutely love quesadillas! They’re always so good for a quick, tasty meal 🙂

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 23, 2015 - 9:47 AM

Oh Lorraine they are so super yummy and a big hit in our house!.:)

Briohny February 20, 2015 - 12:22 PM

We love having them for breakfast with some bacon, grated cheese, shallots and parsley. Perfect any time meal I say 🙂

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 23, 2015 - 9:39 AM

Ooh yum, sounds delicious Briohny!


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