Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla

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These copycat Taco Bell chicken quesadillas are loaded with melty cheese, grilled chicken, and a creamy homemade quesadilla sauce!! Perfect for a quick lunch or fun for a make-your-own family dinner.


Units Scale
  • 4 burrito size tortillas
  • 2 cups diced grilled chicken
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/3 cup taco bell quesadilla sauce


  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Assemble the quesadillas by dividing the ingredients evenly between the 4 tortillas, adding the ingredients just to one half of each tortilla.
  3. Fold tortillas over.
  4. Cook quesadillas one at a time for a few minutes on each side or until they are golden brown on both sides.
  5. Slice each quesadilla into 4 triangles. Serve with extra quesadilla sauce on the side and enjoy!



  • If you're looking to feed a crowd, use these chicken quesadilla ingredients but use my sheet pan quesadilla cooking method! This way you can bake the quesadillas in the oven so you can cook several at one time! You could also cook a couple at a time on a cast iron griddle.
  • Don't skip the quesadilla sauce! My super quick and easy creamy jalapeno sauce comes together in just minutes and is made with simple ingredients including mayonnaise, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, jalapeno juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Be sure to warm the pan before adding the quesadilla. A warm cooking surface will ensure that the tortilla doesn't stick to the pan.
  • Add some oil or butter to the pan. When cooking these quesadillas add a splash of olive oil or a pat of butter to the large skillet after it's heated. This adds another layer of crispy deliciousness to the quesadillas.
  • Use a pizza cutter to slice your quesadillas. A sharp knife will work too, but if I'm making a big batch of quesadillas for the family, I love the ease of slicing through them with a pizza cutter.
  • If you want to make mini quesadillas, try using the street taco size flour tortillas instead of the burrito size. You could also use my mini taco recipe and add the quesadilla sauce to it!

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