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

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  • Author: Katrina
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 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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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins

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