Chicken Quesadilla (Shack Saturdays Special)

Chicken Quesadilla - Indian Curry ShackQuesadillas from the versatile Mexican Tortillas (thin flat breads made from wheat flour). Chicken and bell peppers are a succulent delight when cooked with melted cheese. This is a great recipe for parties.

Preparation Time 25-30 minutes
Cooking Time 5-7 minutes
Servings  4
Main Ingredients Tortillas, Chicken Breasts, Capsicum (Bell Peppers) and Mozzarella Cheese
Main Equipment  Griddle (Tava)
Course  Starter
Level of Cooking  Medium


  • Tortillas (thin flat breads made from wheat flour)  8
  • Chicken Breast  3 (600 grams) – Diced to 1/2 inch pieces
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese  2 cups
  • Bell Peppers/Capsicums (preferably different colours)  2 diced
  • Onion  1 large diced
  • Carrot  1 diced
  • Chopped Garlic  5-7 cloves
  • Chopped Ginger  1 inch
  • Chopped Green Chillies  2
  • Soy Sauce  1 tablespoon
  • Chilli Sauce  1/4 cup (optional)
  • Olive Oil  3 tablespoons for stuffing and 2 tablespoons for cooking quesadillas
  • Black Pepper Powder  1 teaspoon
  • Salt  to taste


Veggies being cooked - ICSStep 1
Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add chopped ginger and garlic.  Sauté for 1 minute. Then add diced onions and sauté  for 2 minutes. Add chopped carrot and continue to sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the diced capsicums (bell peppers), chopped chillies, salt and black pepper powder. Sauté all the veggies for 4-5 minutes.

Chicken and Veggies Mix - ICSStep 2
Add the chicken pieces and cook on medium flame until soft (7-10 minutes). Add soy sauce and stir once. Switch-off the flame. Keep this mixture aside.

Step 3
Topping up of Quesadilla2 - Indian Curry Shack
Lay 1 tortilla on a flat surface and sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Put 1/4 chicken and vegetable mixture on top of cheese, then top with a few drops of chilli sauce (optional) and an additional 1/4 cup cheese. Top with another tortilla.

Quesadilla being cooked - 1st side - ICSStep 4
Preheat a griddle (tava) for 1-2 minutes. Put 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in the center. Heat it for 1 minute. Now carefully place the quesadilla on it and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side.

Quesadilla being cooked - 2nd side - ICSStep 5
Using a large spatula, gently flip quesadilla and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until lightly browned and cheese is melted. Repeat with the remaining quesadillas.

Chicken Quesedilla - ICSStep 6
Take it out, slice the quesadilla into quarters and serve hot with salsa, sour cream or chilli sauce.

Your tasty pizza-like Chicken Quesadilla is ready. This recipe is great for parties.

Relish your Palate!

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