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These Loaded Chicken Quesadillas are a family favourite at our dinner table. Lightly marinaded chicken pieces in cumin, garlic. Served between a soft tortilla with melted cheddar cheese. Then finished off with all your favourite toppings. Make it for your next Taco Tuesday.

table setting view of the loaded chicken quesadillas
Loaded Chicken Quesadillas

Okay, serious question. Are you a fan of Tex-Mex food? Well, at casa Pinney, we love it and once a week some kind of Mexican inspired dinner goes on our dinner table. Dishes like these tacos, Shrimp Tacos, Mexican Rice, Avocado & Corn Salad, Loaded Veggie Nachos and so much more are dishes we love.

Have a look around the blog to see what you can find. I assure there are so many dinners, sides and even desserts you will love.

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Loaded Chicken Quesadillas

And these, my friends, are some pretty tasty Quesadillas. I love anything that you can put inside a wrap.  If it has guacamole, even better.  We had these quesadillas for lunch on Saturday for like the billionth time and I am only now getting around to finally adding them to the blog.  Usually when I make them, there is no time for the camera, as they are gobbled up before I can grab it!

Chicken on a skillet for the quesadilals
Loaded Chicken Quesadillas

There is no secret ingredient or method to these quesadillas.  They are just good ol’ basic food that I thought you might all like to see and try (maybe).  They are easy peasy and delicious.  It always seems as lot of steps with all the chopping involved, but the cooking time is minimal.  So, it can be all prepared in advance and cooked when ready.  Great for a casual dinner get togethers with friends.

They would also go great with the Homemade Pico de Gallo or Spicy Salsa.

Chicken Quesadillas on a plate with sour cream
Loaded Chicken Quesadilals

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Loaded Quesadillas

Loaded Chicken Quesadillas will be a family favourite. Lightly marinaded chicken pieces in cumin and garlic and served between a soft tortilla with melted cheddar cheese.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: blue cheese, chicken, quesadillas
Servings: 8 quesadillas
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 3 Chicken breast cut into thin strips
  • Juice of two lemons divided
  • Juice of one lime
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil divided (more if needed)
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 Dried chili finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sea salt
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 Avocados chopped
  • Small bunch fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 2 Tomatoes diced
  • 2 Spring onions finely chopped
  • 8 Flour Tortillas


  • In a large bowl make the marinade for the chicken by adding 1/2 of the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili and salt. Stir well to combine and pour over chicken.
  • Make the guacamole, by adding the chopped avocados, remaining lemon juice and a little salt to a bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth. Cover and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large cast iron or steel skillet. Cook the chicken on a high heat for about 8 minutes or until no longer pink on the inside and golden on the outside. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, lay your flour tortillas out on a flat surface. Evenly distribute the chicken and top with cheese, tomatoes & spring onions. Fold over into a half moon shape.
  • Heat the last 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a non stick skillet set over a medium-high heat. Place quesadillas in the pan and cook each side until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and repeat for remaining quesadillas.
  • Fill each cooked quesadilla with guacamole, sour cream, and top with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of lime juice. Cut each one in half and serve.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving (1 quesadilla)
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 421mg18%
Potassium 747mg21%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 725IU15%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 185mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

By on September 20th, 2016
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