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Tandoori Chicken Quesadillas

Tandoori Chicken Quesadillas

Once the creative juices started flowing, they just kept on going and up next was tandoori chicken quesadillas. I made sure to include a bit of heat in the marinade for the tandoori chicken and of course the spicy chicken reminded me of texmex food, quesadillas in particular. I figured the spicy tandoori chicken would work well in a quesadilla but it seemed a little lonely and I thought that some sauteed onions and peppers would help round things out. After that it was just a matter of adding cheese, placing everything in between two tortillas and grilling it up. The spicy tandoori chicken worked really well in quesadilla form! It was just like a regular quesadilla except that the distinctly Indian flavours from the tandoori marinade were coming through. I served the quesadillas with a quick, finely diced pico de galo.

Tandoori Chicken Quesadillas

(makes 1 quesadilla)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup bell peppers (sliced thinly)
1/4 cup onion (sliced thinly)
1/4 cup tandoori chicken (shredded)
2 handfuls cheese (grated)
2 (8 inch tortillas)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the peppers and onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Sprinkle on half of the cheese onto the tortilla followed by peppers, onions and chicken followed by the remaining cheese and top it all off with the second tortilla.
4. Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted.

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24 comments:

mr. pineapple man said...

looks delicious! my husband would love this~ however I have no skills to make it like you...

Bob said...

Love it! A great piece of fusion.

bodyhacker said...

Looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.

Raina said...

Honestly, Kevin. You don't know me, but I think I love you. This dish looks drooltastic.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Sounds great. Love tandoori and I think it would really well in a quesadilla.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes (often) I think I'd like to 'accidentally' run into you somewhere in Toronto, and 'just happen' to become friends. Because I really want to come over to your place and eat.

Debs said...

Yum, I love quesadillas.

brian_in_gib said...

You really do have an incredible repertoire of fabulous recipes. Yet again, spot on!
Greetings from Gib.
Brian

Joanne said...

Between this and the melt below, I am tandoori heaven. The melted cheese is just a revelation!

JennyCooks said...

Do you think you can just do this with Indian take out?... too much of a cheat?
http://jennylearnstocook.blogspot.com

SKIZO said...

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Greatest Info said...

yummyyyyy
i loved it
must be very tusty

daphne said...

This is hilarious! what a great idea with this! Anything goes with tandoori I think- I would not have imagine cheese with it but so willing to give this a go.

Girl Foodie said...

How did I never think of doing this??? What a wonderful idea.

I just discovered your blog and I LOVE it. Gorgeous pictures and really original recipes.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I've never tried tandoori chicken before, but LOVE quesadillas!

I think the best part about that is it's an easy thing to make after a long day at work!

Nice one Kevin!

beyondkimchee said...

I like both Indian and Mexican food. What a great idea to put both together in a form of Quesadillas!

Anonymous said...

you should serve it with a cucumber raita in place of sour cream...

Kiki said...

Great recipes and I especially love the Tandori Chicken Melt - I featured you on my blog today!!

Chef Aimee said...

I love this idea - never would I think of combining Indian with Mexican, but wow does this work amazingly well!

Paula said...

What a terrific melding of recipes! I adore tandoori chicken, and quesadillas are good 24/7, so you know I'd like this.

Mel said...

Kevin - my mouth is watering! That looks unbelievable. I'm so glad I found your blog.

The Law Office of Levinson Axelrod said...

Wonderful fusion of cultures in this dish. Thanks for the idea.

Chef E said...

You have just reminded me of some Tandoori spice I have in the freezer needing to be used...I would love a plate of these!

Beautiful site, and I also have a closet sized kitchen to cook out of, and no lighting what so ever!

meeso said...

Combo of Mexican and Indian... Couldn't be better!

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