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Chicken Fajita Quesadilla

from the video Quesadillas 4 Ways ▶︎

by Claire Nolan


for 2 quesadillas

  • ½ lb (225 g) chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup (50 g) bell pepper, green, red, or yellow peppers, julienned
  • ½ cup (75 g) white onion, julienned
  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup (100 g) shredded cheddar cheese, double for 2 quesadillas
  • 1 cup (100 g) shredded monterey jack cheese, double for 2 quesadillas


  • fresh cilantro
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • pico de gallo, or salsa


  1. In a large skillet, coat chicken with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and garlic powder. Cook 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until they are soft. Remove chicken, onions and peppers from the pan and set aside.
  3. Place the tortilla in the skillet and add a layer of cheese on half of the tortilla.
  4. Add cooked chicken, peppers and onions. Top with more cheese and fold the tortilla in half.
  5. Cook for 6 minutes over medium heat, flipping half way.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream on the side.
  7. Enjoy!
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