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Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

These Chicken Fajita Quesadillas are the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Course Main Dish or Appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Melissa Russo / thefarmgirlgabs.com


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts sliced thin
  • 1 sweet onion sliced
  • 1 sweet red pepper sliced
  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning combine equal parts cumin, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, onion power, garlic powder and chili powder
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • Salsa for garnish


  1. Begin by slicing chicken in to thin strips. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Slice peppers and onions. Set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of canola oil.
  4. Add peppers, onions and garlic to the pan. Season with one teaspoon of fajita seasoning.
  5. Sauté for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a dish. Set aside.
  6. Add the remaining oil into the pan. Sauté chicken until golden brown and cooked through. Season with 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning.
  7. Add vegetables back into the pan with the chicken. Add the lime juice.
  8. Heat another 12" skillet on medium heat. Add one teaspoon of oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Place one tortilla in skillet. Top with a handful of cheese, some of the fajita mixture and then another handful of cheese.
  10. Place another tortilla on top and cook until bottom tortilla is browned.
  11. Flip and brown the other side.
  12. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream