Chicken and Corn Quesadillas



The second country I chose to cook from under the “Oceanic Cuisine” theme for the Blogging Marathon #78 was Mexico. The cuisine from this country is so well accepted, thanks to the Nachos and Tacos that do rounds at almost all food courts! The world is coming to like the Mexican twist of adding chilli to chocolate (like this hot chocolate and these shots!) and not to mention, the Dulche De Leche!


I have been wanting to try quesadillas (read them as ke-se-di-ya) for quite some time, considering how easy it is to make them. I really wanted to make the tortillas (read them as to-ti-ya)for scratch, but as the dates for the publishing approached, I gave up on myself and relied on making them from store bought tortillas. There is one thing you must never miss in your quesadillas and that’s cheese! It must have cheese. The filling can be about anything that you can imagine to go in. If you see around, there are so many variations mixing all sorts of cuisines up (just like these chicken tikka ones that Febi posted on her blog).


I chose to go simple with some chicken and corn, since I knew my kids would wipe it clean without much ado. Rasha enjoyed her share while Azza simply passed it to Rasha, since she didn’t enjoy the taste of the barbecue sauce. After all, I can’t make everybody happy. Hehe… We had this as our own dinner, since HD and B had their own fixes on that day. One thing is sure that this treat is going to be something, that will keep repeating in my pantry on my lazy days. Off to the recipe…





5 from 2 votes

Chicken and Corn Quesadillas

Course Snacks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 6 x 6 inch tortillas
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 heaped tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn
  • 3 tbsp barbeque sauce refer notes
  • Mozarella cheese as required


  • Wash and chop the chicken into small peices. Toss it with the Cajun seasoning.
  • Heat olive oil and fry the chicken till done. Set aside.
  • On a grill pan, place three tortillas. Spread a tbsp each of the barbeque sauce on each tortilla. Sprinkle some cheese.
  • Divide the chicken and corn equally between the three tortillas. Sprinkle some more cheese and press down the remaining tortillas.
  • Toast both the sides till done.
  • Serve hot as is or with salsa and sour cream!


For barbecue sauce, I mixed 2 tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tsp mustard sauce and 1 tsp honey along with a sprinkling of black pepper and used in this recipe.


Check out the Blogging Marathon page to see what the other Blogging Marathoners are doing this BM#78.

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  1. This is my kind of food! Super duper delicious and healthy too.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  2. quesadillas are a big favorite with my boys , an easy lunch box treat to whip up early morning, thanks for the inspiration for the filling hope you are having a good week

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nammi… I know this is a very easy snack…

  3. Looks so inviting…Me and my children love these kind of food 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ruxana… 🙂

  4. My lil one likes anything cheesy… so sneaking in vegetables with cheese helps me introduce veggies into his diet 😛 looks yum

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa… hehe, quesadillas is actually a good way of sneaking in anything you want! 😉

  5. Quesadillas are my favorite too and so easy to make, many times I use our rotis to make it..heheh..good long as kids like it, we are good!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Valli…

  6. lovely filling combo, love quesadillas

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Pradanya…

  7. My daughter loves quesadillas and I have to make them for her every time I go to Bangalore. She will insist on different fillings every time. Perhaps I will direct her to your recipe and she can make the chicken filled ones for herself.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, please do! Quesadillas are so easy to make and you can go wild with the fillings! Thanks a lot Mayuriji…

  8. 5 stars
    Thoe are so cheesy and tasty looking quesadillas.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sapana…

  9. 5 stars
    with all that melting cheese, these look fabuous

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mir…

  10. I love quesadillas. Though I normally just enjoy it as plain cheese dipped in salsa.

    The chicken and corn combination looks really interesting and I can’t wait to try. I love that it’s easy and fast to prepare. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.

  11. What is quesadilla without cheese, these look great rafee! Makes a filling meal!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

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