Chicken & Black bean Quesadilla

Mexican cuisine is elaborate and often tied to symbolism and festivals, which is one reason it was

 named as an example of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO ( As per

 Wikipedia ) Many of the foods of Mexico are complicated because of their relation to the social

 structure of the country. Food preparation, especially for family and social events is considered to be

 an investment in order to maintain social relationships.

Coming to  Mexican street food which  includes tacos, quesadillas, tamales, alambres and food not

 suitable to cook at home, including barbacoa, carnitas  since many homes in Mexico do not have or

 make use of ovens. One attraction of street food in Mexico is the satisfaction of hunger or craving

 without all the social and emotional connotation of eating at home. 

So, today's post is all about Mexican cuisine and its street food. Quesadilla is a heating or roasted

 tortilla with primary ingredient being  melted cheese inside, sometime meat, spices and veggies are

 also added. Traditionally a corn tortilla is used but it can also be made of flour tortilla. This recipes

 goes to Week 4 Day 2 of Blogging Marathon 121 under the theme " Street food Special ".


Boneless chicken Breast / Thigh 1 pound or 1/2 kg

Chopped Onion 1/2 cup

Minced garlic 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp

Canned Black beans 1 cup

Mexican blend cheese (grated ) 1 to 1/2 cup

Corn / Flour Tortilla 4 

Coconut oil / vegetable oil 4-5 tbsp

Chopped Cilantro 1/4 cup


Wash the boneless chicken couple times and cut it to small pieces.

Heat pan and add 2-3 tbsp of oil.

Add minced garlic and chopped onion.

Saute till onions turn light brown, add chicken pieces, pepper powder and salt to taste.

Cook on medium flame until chicken is completely cooked.

Take a tortilla and add  chicken on  1/2 of the tortilla, top it with black beans, cheese and cilantro as

 shown in the picture. Fold it to half.

Heat a flat pan, add 1/4 tsp oil oil and spread across.

Place the tortilla and cook on both sides till nice and crisp.

Remove cut into pieces and serve with some salsa or guacamole.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 121.


Narmadha said...

Chicken black bean quesadilla looks so inviting and delicious. Wish to grab the plate right away

Radha said...

Quesedillas are always fun to make and eat. This one of yours is no exception. Awesome!

Srivalli said...

Such a fuss free dish to enjoy Sushma...good one.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Quesadilla is such hearty dish! Looks filling!

Suma Gandlur said...

This is a protein packed and wholesome quesadilla.