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
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/4 cup bell peppers (sliced thinly)
- 1/4 cup onion (sliced thinly)
- 1/4 cup tandoori chicken (shredded)
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
- 2 (8 inch tortillas)
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the peppers and onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- 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.
- Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted.
mr. pineapple man says
looks delicious! my husband would love this~ however I have no skills to make it like you…
Love it! A great piece of fusion.
Looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.
Honestly, Kevin. You don't know me, but I think I love you. This dish looks drooltastic.
All Our Fingers in the Pie says
Sounds great. Love tandoori and I think it would really well in a quesadilla.
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.
Yum, I love quesadillas.
You really do have an incredible repertoire of fabulous recipes. Yet again, spot on!
Greetings from Gib.
Between this and the melt below, I am tandoori heaven. The melted cheese is just a revelation!
Do you think you can just do this with Indian take out?… too much of a cheat?
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Greatest Info says
i loved it
must be very tusty
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 says
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.
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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!
I like both Indian and Mexican food. What a great idea to put both together in a form of Quesadillas!
you should serve it with a cucumber raita in place of sour cream…
Great recipes and I especially love the Tandori Chicken Melt – I featured you on my blog today!!
Chef Aimee says
I love this idea – never would I think of combining Indian with Mexican, but wow does this work amazingly well!
What a terrific melding of recipes! I adore tandoori chicken, and quesadillas are good 24/7, so you know I'd like this.
Kevin – my mouth is watering! That looks unbelievable. I'm so glad I found your blog.
The Law Office of Levinson Axelrod says
Wonderful fusion of cultures in this dish. Thanks for the idea.
Chef E says
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!
Combo of Mexican and Indian… Couldn't be better!