The Best Chicken Quesadillas Fajita Style

The Best Chicken Quesadillas Fajita Style

Delicious Quesadilla recipe! These are packed with just two types of sweet melted cheese and a tasty, fajita style chicken and sauteed pepper filling.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time : 25 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Serves: 6 servings


  • 1¼ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into ½" cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime-juice
  • 2 tsp chili-powder
  • 6 flour tortillas (10" burrito size)
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 tsp olive-oil, divided
  • 6 oz monterrey-jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups chopped bell-pepper
  • ⅔ cup chopped red-onion
  • 1 tsp ground-cumin
  • 6 oz cheddar-cheese, shredded
  • salt and freshly-ground black-pepper
  • guacamole, sour-cream, pico de gallo or salsa, for serving (Optional)


  1. Toss chicken with chili-powder, cumin, pepper and salt (about ¾ tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper).
  2. Heat 2 teaspoon olive-oil in 12" nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken & cook then turn occasionally until completely cooked through, about 6minutes. Transfer to a medium mixing-bowl.
  3. Heat remaining 2 teaspoon oil in same skillet. Add bell-pepper, red-onion and simmer until tender about 6minutes. While incorporating in garlic throughout last a minute. Transfer to bowl with chicken, pour in lime & toss.
  4. Brush top side of tortillas with melted butter. Wipe skillet clean with paper-towels, heat over moderate heat. Toss sweet together.
  5. Transfer one tortilla down side to skillet. Working fast scatter ½ cup cheese evenly over a half of the tortilla then sprinkle with roughly ¾ cup of the chicken mixture. Twist top over, repeat with another tortilla.
  6. Let cook until golden-brown on underside about two minutes, then carefully turn to reverse side and then continue to cook till golden-brown on underside.
  7. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, cheese and filling. Cut each quesadilla into two or three wedges. Serve warm with desired toppings.

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