Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Leftover Chicken Quesadilla
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Ratings (17)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1122 Calories
69g Fat
54g Carbs
69g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Got leftover chicken? Try making these super easy chicken quesadillas. With just four ingredients, this chicken quesadillas recipe is a snap to prepare. Serve these chicken quesadillas with tomato salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil (divided)
  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cooked rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Leftover chicken quesadillas ingredients
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

    Heat oil in frying pan
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  3. While the pan is heating, assemble the quesadillas. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chicken over half of each tortilla. Top with 1/2 cup of cheese.

    Assemble quesadillas with chicken and cheese
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  4. Fold in half and place one quesadilla at a time in the skillet. Let it cook 2 minutes until golden brown on one side.

    Fold quesadilla in half and cook until golden brown
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  5. Flip with tongs or a spatula and cook another 2 minutes until cheese is melted and the quesadilla is brown on the other side. Remove to a plate.

    Flip quesadilla and cook on other side
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  6. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Then serve immediately.

    Finished leftover chicken quesadillas with cheese
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  7. Enjoy!