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Baked Chicken Quesadillas

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Baked chicken quesadillas are my go-to dish when I need an easy meal! Whether it’s when I am feeding a bunch of hungry kids at lunch or trying to survive dinner time, these baked quesadillas are what saves me every time!

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

If you have picky kids you know how hard mealtime can be, that is why I always rely on these baked chicken quesadillas! They are so easy to make! They feed a crowd in a matter of minutes and you can customize them to fit everyone’s preferences. It is the perfect on-the-go meal, snack time solution, or lunch option when all the kids are home! 

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

How do you make a good quesadilla?

The secret to a good quesadilla is flavor! That is why I always use the fiesta blend cheese to add in several levels of flavor. When it comes to my chicken I will occasionally season it or use leftover chicken from the grill. Our Instant Pot Salsa chicken is delicious in these quesadillas. The butter on the tortilla is key to giving it that nice crispy crunch that we all love as well. 

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

How to Make Baked Chicken Quesadillas

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Brush the parchment paper with melted butter. Place tortillas over the baking sheet.
  • Working on one half of each tortilla, add cheese and chicken with a small sprinkle of cheese on top of the chicken.

  • Fold the top half of each tortilla over the filled half. 
  • Brush the closed quesadillas with butter.

  • Place a sheet of parchment paper over the quesadillas and add another baking sheet on top of the parchment paper to help keep the quesadillas closed in the oven.

  • Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the top baking sheet and parchment paper. Continue baking for an additional 5 minutes or until crisp and golden.

Baked Chicken Quesadillas
  • These may be served with salsa or sour cream for dipping.
Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Tips Tricks and FAQs

* If you prefer you can use olive oil instead of butter when you brush your tortillas. 
* While these are baked chicken quesadillas, you can switch out the protein for another one you have on hand. I make these a lot when we have leftover steak. 
* Get creative! Get creative and add in other ingredients! One of my favorite ways to make these is by adding black beans and corn and adding BBQ sauce to them to make a baked BBQ chicken quesadilla. 
* The great thing about this dish is you can make a lot all at once. Feel free to load your tray as much as you can when making these. 

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Storage

Baked quesadillas are best enjoyed right away when they are hot and crispy. 

If you would like to save them for later I prefer wrapping them in foil and placing them in the fridge. They will last up to 3 days in the fridge. 

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What toppings can I add to this dish?

Some of our favorite toppings to dip our quesadilla in our as follows:

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Baked chicken quesadillas are my go-to dish when I need an easy meal! Whether it's when I am feeding a bunch of hungry kids at lunch or trying to survive dinner time, these baked quesadillas are what saves me every time!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 4 cups fiesta blend cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. Brush the parchment paper with melted butter. Place tortillas over the baking sheet.
  3. Working on one half of each tortilla, add cheese and chicken with a small sprinkle of cheese on top of the chicken.
  4. Fold the top half of each tortilla over the filled half. 
  5. Brush the closed quesadillas with butter.
  6. Place a sheet of parchment paper over the quesadillas and add another baking sheet on top of the parchment paper to help keep the quesadillas closed in the oven.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the top baking sheet and parchment paper. Continue baking for an additional 5 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  8. These may be served with salsa or sour cream for dipping.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 641mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 28g

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