Spicy chicken quesadillas

Spicy chicken quesadillas

Serves 4 | Preparation Time: 30 mins | Cooking Time: 35 mins


400g Tasman fresh chicken breast fillets or chicken thigh fillets
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp coloured pepper mix, coarsely crushed
1 tsp dried chillies, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
420g can of corn kernels, rinsed and drained
2 tomatoes, quartered, seeded and finely chopped
⅓ cup chopped fresh coriander
1 tbsp lime juice
8 x 20cm flour tortillas
120g (1 ½ cups) grated cheddar cheese
Fresh coriander sprigs, to serve

Sour cream, to serve


  1. Combine the sesame seeds, pepper and chilli on a plate. Dip the chicken in the chilli mixture to coat.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Cook the chicken for 6 minutes each side or until cooked through. Set aside and rest for 10 minutes, then slice or shred the chicken.
  4. Combine corn, tomato, coriander and lime juice in a bowl for a fresh salsa.
  5. Spray one side of half the tortillas with oil. Place oil side down on a clean surface. Top with half the cheddar cheese, the chicken and two-thirds of the corn mixture. Top with remaining cheddar and tortillas. Spray with oil.
  6. Heat frying pan over medium heat. Add 1 quesadilla and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden. Turn and cook for 2 minutes or until cheddar melts. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.
  7. Cut quesadillas into wedges. Top with coriander sprigs. Serve with sour cream and remaining corn mixture.
Results may vary.