Chicken Quesadillas

These easy, cheesy Chicken Quesadillas are a crowd favorite. They are not only filled with cheese and chicken, but a delicious homemade sauce that makes these hand-held goodies irresistible!

Whenever I’m in a bind around dinner time, these quesadillas are a life saver! Served with a little homemade salsa and a side of spanish rice, these quesadillas make for a tasty and filling meal! But they’re also great for game-day appetizers.

A hand holding a slice of Chicken Quesadilla

Not just an average quesadilla

I feel like these chicken and cheese quesadillas could possibly solve all of the world’s problems. It definitely solves all of my problems on a rough day. There is just something so comforting about a hot cheesy filled tortilla. Add in some chicken and you’ve got a full rounded meal for lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack!

Sometimes we even make these as little appetizers for dinner parties or game day watching! Cut them into little bit sized triangles and they will be devoured in minutes!

By the way, these aren’t just any chicken quesadillas. These quesadillas have a secret magic yummy sauce in the middle that take these to another level. Who knew that a little mayo, taco seasoning, and hot sauce could be the winning combo for a quesadilla sauce? YUM!

Shredded chicken in bowl for quesadillas

How to make Chicken Quesadillas

I just love how easy these are to make. Perfect for when you can’t decide what to have for dinner that day. I told you these quesadillas are your answer to anything!

Ingredients. You’ll need about 2 cups of seasoned shredded chicken for this recipe. We love to use homemade tortillas (once you go homemade you never go back), but any tortillas you have will be great.

Sauce. Whisk together the taco seasoning, mayo, hot sauce, and garlic salt in a bowl. Spread the mixture onto one side of a tortilla.

Layer. Add your desired amount of shredded chicken and cheese to the tortilla. Add a layer of the sauce onto another tortilla and place that on top.

Microwave. Cook your quesadilla in the microwave first for about 20 seconds. This will help the cheese get extra melty.

Stove. Then place the quesadilla in a pan on the stove until it gets brown and crispy.

Helpful Tips:

  • Instead of cooking the stove top try using a panini press or if you’re making several quesadillas, use a pancake griddle.
  • Instead of using two tortillas, use one tortilla and fold it in half. This makes it easier to flip in the pan.
Flour tortillas used to make quesadillas

Making ahead and leftover tips

Storing. Store leftover quesadillas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Reheating. No one likes a soggy quesadilla. The best way to reheat it and still keep the outside crispy is to use a non stick pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot place the quesadilla in the pan. Heat for 1-2 minutes on each side until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is crispy once again.

Make ahead and freeze. Follow the recipe like usual. Once you have heated the quesadilla in the microwave, place them on a cookie sheet. Flash freeze them until firm. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months.

To reheat, place frozen quesadilla in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a nonstick pan and finish cooking over medium heat until cheese is melted and the tortilla is crispy.

If this post hasn’t already convinced you to try this simple chicken quesadilla today, then make it ASAP! The sauce is my favorite part because all the spices mixed together made it so addicting!! And we are sure to make extra sauce to use for dipping too.

Let us know how you love it in the comments.

Chicken and cheese Quesadilla slices stacked on a plate

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Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

4.79 from 71 votes
These easy, cheesy Chicken Quesadillas are not only filled with cheese and chicken, but a delicious homemade sauce that makes these hand-held goodies irresistible!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 478 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 6 tortillas
  • 2 cups mexican cheese
  • 2 cups shredded chicken seasoned

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together mayo, taco seasoning, garlic salt, and hot sauce. NOTE: You can use whatever hot sauce you prefer. We love to keep around the mild sauce from taco bell, so I always use that plus my husbands favorite, Valentino.
  • Spread mixture on one side of tortilla. Sprinkle desired amount of shredded chicken on top, then cheese. Add sauce to a second tortilla and place on top.
  • Heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds, then put on the stove, until nice a crisp. If you have sauce left over, use for dipping!

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  1. 5 stars
    I am totally not a fan of quesadillas however, this recipe has completely converted me. The sauce is fantastic – a crowd favorite and now mine. Thank you!!!!! Made it with shrimp, some chicken etc. this is a homerun!

    1. YAY!! So so happy to hear that you love the recipe…. that sauce is so good, huh? 🙂 Sounds tasty with shrimp too! Thanks for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    Made these last night for the family and they were delicious. I would have never thought to use mayo in the sauce, but they turned out tasty and the kids loved them!

  3. I feel the trick is in the chicken. Could you give some info on wendy kind of chicken and spices you used. I always feel mine comes out dry😪

  4. 5 stars
    Made it last night, so good, and quick. I do have a question. I want to make a some as freeze, but was wondering why you say only good for two months. Thank you for the help.

  5. 5 stars
    I tweaked the recipe a bit and did 3/4th mayo and 1/4 cream cheese, and used Frank’s Red Hot, and I must say that they were a hit. Quick and easy and delicious!

  6. 1 star
    Way way too salty!! Would have been great if not for all the salt and I used unsalted butter to fry! Supper was really ruined!

    1. Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the recipe. You can always reduce the amount of garlic salt or use low-sodium taco seasoning if you feel it is too salty as is. Thanks for giving the recipe a try!

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