These wraps come loaded with a yummy filling of juicy chicken and nutritious veggies
Once your taste buds resonate with the flavours and essence of a dish, you establish a quick association with it no matter how new and alien it was for you earlier. Just like Mexican Chicken Quesadilla, which bursts with the flavourful and delicious filling of chicken and veggies. It looks like a sandwich but is a wrap made with tortilla, a typical Mexican flatbread, used to stuff the filling.
The taste of the filling lies in the recipe of marinated boneless chicken pieces with oregano and lemon juice besides some regular hot spices. Not to forget the generously sprinkled cheese that melts and oozes out of the tortillas when roasted making it a drool-worthy sight.
Quesadilla is a Mexican dish where the tortilla is stuffed with meat, spices and various veggies and sprinkled with cheese both on the first layer and on the top of the filling making it extremely creamy and rich to savour. The name of the dish comes from the Spanish word ‘quesada’, meaning cheese and quesadilla is the diminutive form of the word. Conventionally, there are two classic ways of making the dish, where a full quesadilla is made with two tortillas that hold a layer of cheese between them. The other one is where a single tortilla is filled with cheese and folded into a semi-circle.
The description of quesadilla is incomplete without tortillas, which contain these fillings. So, a tortilla is a thin and circular unleavened flatbread typically made with maize flour and even wheat flour.
Here’s the recipe for Mexican Chicken Quesadilla.
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
For marinating and frying chicken: