Chicken Quesadilla Recipe


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Before I was blessed with kids, I had no idea how much a tortilla with chicken and cheese would be so well-loved. But this chicken quesadilla recipe is one of those that my kids will eat no matter the day, time or weather.

They just love quesadillas for some reason–and because of that, I do too!

sliced chicken quesadilla next to rice on a black plate on a white and black cloth next to a white bowl of salsa

Plus, chicken quesadillas are just so very easy to make. You can use leftovers from making chicken fajitas or taco salad. Or you can make a whole fresh batch of chicken and make a mess of quesadillas for a big party–in just minutes.

a hand holding a slice of chicken quesadilla above more sliced chicken quesadilla next to rice on a black plate on a white and black cloth next to a white bowl of salsa

What You Need to Make Easy Chicken Quesadillas:

Like I said, this is so fast and easy–you really can’t mess it up. As long as you can follow some basic cooking instructions, you’ve got this in the bag. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs and legs deboned
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 12-14 flour tortillas
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
sliced chicken quesadilla next to rice on a black plate on a white and black cloth next to a white bowl of salsa

How to Make Easy Chicken Quesadillas:

Step 1

Slice your bell pepper, onion and chicken into small bite-size portions.

a yellow bell pepper sliced in half on a cutting board next to a knife

Step 2

Saute the chicken onion and bell pepper over high heat until the chicken is cooked throughout.

diced chicken and sliced red and yellow bell pepper and onions cooking in a skillet

Step 3

Lay a flour tortilla out on a pan or griddle over medium heat. Add a layer of cheese, chicken, onion and bell pepper on the tortilla.

Then press another tortilla on top.

Heat until the cheese is melted and then flip the quesadilla, warming the other side until toasted.

open chicken quesadilla cooking in a skillet

Step 4

Remove your quesadilla from the griddle, then cut into quarters with a pizza cutter and enjoy!

a hand using a pizza cutter to slice a chicken quesadilla on a white cutting board

More Easy Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

If you love this easy chicken recipe, but you’re not quite ready to bust out your cutting board, just pin this to your favorite easy appetizer ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!

a collage of sliced chicken quesadilla next to rice on a black plate on a white and black cloth next to a white bowl of salsa with title text reading Chicken Quesadillas
Yield: 6 Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

There's nothing like having a fantastic meal you know you can make and the kids will definitely eat--and these chicken quesadillas are IT!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs and legs deboned
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 12-14 flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Slice your bell pepper, onion and chicken into small bite-size portions.
  2. Saute the chicken onion and bell pepper over high heat until the chicken is cooked throughout.
  3. Lay a flour tortilla out on a pan or griddle over medium heat. Add a layer of cheese, chicken, onion and bell pepper on the tortilla.
  4. Then press another tortilla on top.
  5. Heat until the cheese is melted and then flip the quesadilla, warming the other side until toasted.
  6. Remove your quesadilla from the griddle, then cut into quarters with a pizza cutter and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 782Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 182mgSodium: 1379mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 46g

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