Chicken Quesadillas with Charred Corn and Smashed Avocado

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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Wonderfully easy and quick, a delicious family weeknight Mexican themed meal.

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recipe updated Sep 7, 2020


  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (about 135 g)
  • Chorizo icon
    200 g (about ¾ cup)
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    1 (about 150 g)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    200 g (about 2 cups)
  • Lime icon
    2 (about 200 g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    1 tsp (about 2.1 g)
  • Coriander seeds icon
    Coriander seeds
    1 tsp (about 1.85 g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    2 tsp (about 13 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    2 (about 12 g)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (about 20 g)
  • Ground chicken icon
    Ground chicken
    400 g (about 3 ¼ cups)
  • Ear of corn icon
    Ear of corn
    2 (about 360 g)
  • Flour tortilla icon
    Flour tortilla
    12 (about 696 g)
  • Feta cheese icon
    Feta cheese
    100 g (about ½ cup)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    100 g (about ¾ cup)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Avocado icon
    2 (about 330 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Broiler
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  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Heat a clean frying pan - high heat
  2. Add cumin seeds and coriander seeds to the frying pan
  3. Toast in frying pan until fragrant
  4. Add sea salt, garlic clove, red onion, fresh chili, chorizo, ground chicken and red bell pepper to the frying pan
  5. Fry in frying pan until just cooked while stirring occasionally - low heat
  6. Transfer content of frying pan to medium bowl
  7. Add ear of corn to a clean baking sheet
  8. Grill until browned and let cool
  9. Once cool, slice kernels off and set aside.
  10. Pre-heat frying pan - medium heat
  11. Add flour tortilla and cheddar cheese to a clean work surface
  12. Crush feta cheese the tortillas
  13. Add parmesan cheese to the tortillas
  14. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  15. Transfer tortillas to frying pan
  16. Cook one by one in frying pan - approx 3 min
  17. Slice into quarters
  18. Add avocado, lime and salt & pepper to a clean small bowl
  19. Mash until combined
  20. Serve
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