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A fantastic dinner that is quick, simple, and the ideal way to use up leftover chicken is chicken quesadillas!

In chicken quesadillas dish, seasoning, vegetables, and grilled chicken are combined with cheese! Put your preferred ingredients inside a tortilla, then pan-fried it until it is crisp and melted.

Ingredients (and Variations)

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Food: Chicken Quesadillas (Source: The Recipe Rebel)

The base of a quesadilla is made of items that are simple to find (you probably have most of it on hand).

  • Chicken – Shredded or cooked chicken breasts make this recipe incredibly simple. For this recipe, leftover chicken, including baked chicken and chicken thighs, will work. Chicken breast diced is another option.
  • Use your preferred cheese, such as 3 cheese, Tex Mex, Jalapeno Jack, Nacho, or a combination of these. Pre-shredded cheese works just well in this recipe, but I recommend shredding your own for most recipes that call for melting cheese.
  • Taco seasoning or fajita seasoning used together gives quesadillas a delicious flavor boost! Instead, more salsa can be added; just make sure to fry out any excess liquid to prevent sogginess in your quesadillas.
  • Spices, peppers, onions, and vegetables (all the same things we add to chicken fajitas are great in quesadillas).

Methods For Making Chicken Quesadillas

Cooking Pot:

Chicken should be diced and fried in a little oil with seasonings like salt and pepper (this is the same way I prepare chicken for tacos). * Advice: Cutting chicken while it’s still just frozen is so much simpler!


Although you can poach the chicken and shred it, I frequently make a batch of shredded chicken in the slow cooker.

Remaining Chicken:

Use any leftover chicken, beef, or pork and cut or shred it.

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  1. Cook vegetables if used until they are soft. season the chicken before cooking it (per the recipe below).
  2. Add plenty of cheese and, if desired, a scoop of chicken and vegetables on the top of each tortilla.
  3. Panfry or bake until crisp and the cheese is melted, then fold in half.

Easy, huh? Allow it cool for a few minutes after cooking to prevent cheese leakage.


These can be microwaved again, but the tortilla will soften. Reheating the tortilla on medium-low in a non-stick skillet or at 375°F for about 10 minutes will maintain its crispness.

Chicken Quesadillas

For a quick lunch, a tortilla packed with cheese-laden chicken is pan-fried till crisp.

20 minutes preparation

fifteen minutes to cook

thirty minutes in total

portions: 4 portions


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus extra as needed
  • 1 small bell pepper red or green
  • ⅓ cup onion diced
  • 1 ½ cups cooked chicken shredded or cubed
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning or fajita seasoning
  • 2 cups Monterey jack cheese or Mexican blend, shredded

Instructions for Chicken Quesadillas

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Food: Chicken Quesadillas (Source: The Recipe Rebel)
  1. Over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil. To soften onions, cook them for 2-3 minutes. Cook the bell peppers for a further two to three minutes.
  2. Chicken, spice, and 1/4 cup water are stirred in. When the majority of the liquid has evaporated, simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Place the tortillas on a table and top one of them with 1/2 cup of cheese. Incorporate 1/4 of the chicken mixture. Over the filling, fold half of the tortilla. Apply olive oil to the tortillas’ exteriors.
  4. A nonstick skillet at a low temperature (or a griddle). Melt the cheese and lightly brown each tortilla for 3–4 minutes on each side, or until golden.
  5. After 2–3 minutes of cooling, slice each tortilla into three pieces.


Utilizing raw chicken

Bite-sized chunks should be cut from two boneless chicken breasts. Cook over medium heat, seasoning with salt and pepper, until no pink is visible. Follow the recipe’s instructions.

To Prepare Quesadillas to Serve Many

As directed, get ready. Olive oil should be brushed on both sides of each tortilla. When the cheese has melted and the tortillas are crisp, place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 8 to 12 minutes at 400°F.

Nutrition information

Calories: 346 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 463mg | Iron: 2mg