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Spicy chicken and vegetable quesadillas

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Elevate an average quesadilla by loading up with this spicy and tangy chicken and vegetable filling.



  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons sweet pickle juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, pickle juice, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne chilli until well combined.
  2. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add olive oil. Once hot, add onions, peppers, and salt to taste. Saute until slightly softened.
  3. Spread about tbsp of mayo mixture on one-half of the tortillas and top with a quarter cup of chicken, some sauteed veggies, and half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese. 
  4. Fold the other half of the tortilla over to create a half-moon shape, and place it on a hot pan or grill. Cook until golden and crispy on both sides, and gooey in the middle.
  5. Serve with your favourite hot sauce. Enjoy!

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