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Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla ~ Quesadilla de Pollo

Mike Gonzalez
Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas are loaded with cheese, deliciously seasoned chicken breasts and flour tortillas then fried to a golden brown.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 People


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces or shredded
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 large tortillas
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil to brush on the tortillas
  • 2 cups cheese


  • Preheat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter and oil and let it get nice and hot.
    1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Sprinkle the spices over the pieces of chicken as well as salt and pepper, toss everything together to make sure each piece of chicken is coated in the spices.
    2 chicken breast, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp granulated garlic, 1 tsp granulated onion, 1 tsp paprika, ½ tsp dried oregano, salt and pepper
  • Add the chicken to the hot skillet and let it cook for about 7 to 8 minutes or until fully cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken and place it onto a plate.
  • When you’re ready to make the quesadillas, preheat a grill pan over medium high heat (or a large skillet) brush one side of the tortilla with some vegetable oil and place it oiled side down onto a plate.
    4 large tortillas, 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Sprinkle some cheese on one half of the tortilla, and then top that with some of the cooked chicken and a bit more cheese.
    2 cups cheese
  • Fold it in half and place it on the grill pan, let it cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until the cheese is melted on both sides and it’s got nice golden brown ridges.
  • Continue with the remaining tortillas and dig in right away!
Keyword Chicken, Quesadillas