Fajita Chicken Quesadilla

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Fajita Chicken Quesadilla – Chicken fajitas are a classic Mexican food, turn them into an easy dinner with these chicken quesadillas!  

quesadilla on a plate with Chicken and Fajita

 

If you’ve been looking for a quick and satisfying dinner bursting with flavor, you won’t want to miss out on these Fajita Quesadillas. Mexican cuisine doesn’t have to be a production—I’m all about keeping things simple, especially when it comes to weeknight meals.

Chicken quesadillas are our go-to in a pinch, and the spicy, smoky, salty fajita seasoning takes these over the top. With basic ingredients that we always have on hand and endless customization options, they’re a crowd-pleaser every time.

Keep it light and serve these cheesy delights with some healthy Mexican rice. Or, make it a fiesta and bust out some Pineapple Margaritas, salsa verde, and creamy guacamole.

Always keep a stash of tortillas in the freezer, and you’re set to enjoy this mouthwatering recipe any night of the week. So, the next time a Mexican craving hits, switch things up with these easy and irresistible Fajita Quesadillas. 

Why You’ll Love Fajita Quesadillas

  • Quick and Easy – With simple ingredients and minimal prep time, these fajita quesadillas are perfect for busy weeknights when you need dinner on the table fast.
  • Customizable Fillings – Whether you prefer classic fajita toppings like peppers and onions or want to get creative with your favorite ingredients, these quesadillas can suit everyone’s tastes.
  • Family-Friendly Meal –  Loved by kids and adults alike, these cheesy quesadillas will be a hit with the whole family, making mealtime stress-free and enjoyable.
stacked quesadilla on a plate with Chicken and Fajita

What You’ll Need

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Quesadilla

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Chicken Breast
  • Yellow Onion
  • Red & Green Bell Pepper
  • Tortillas – I like flour tortillas because they’re softer, chewy, and more pliable, making them easier to fold. But you could use corn tortillas for a firmer texture and nuttier flavor. 
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Fajita Seasoning Mix

  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper

How to Make Fajitas Quesadillas

  • Prepare Fajita Seasoning Mix. In a small bowl, blend the fajita seasoning mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Coat Chicken with Seasoning. Toss the chicken with the seasoning mix until evenly coated.
  • Cook Chicken and Vegetables. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat, then add chicken and vegetables. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.
  • Assemble Quesadillas. Place four tortillas on a work surface, spreading 1/4 cup of cheese on each. Divide the cooked chicken filling among the tortillas, then sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Top with another tortilla.
  • Cook Quesadillas. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Brush one side of each quesadilla with oil and place oil-side down in the pan. Brush the other side with oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the cheese melts and the tortilla turns golden. Flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve. Remove from heat, slice, and serve with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole for dipping. Enjoy your delicious fajita quesadillas!
stacked quesadilla on a plate with Chicken and Fajita

Recipe Tips & Suggestions

  • Corn Tortilla Considerations: If you want to use corn tortillas instead, warm them up first! Add them to a hot, dry pan and let them heat up on each side before adding the filling. This way, they won’t crack or break when you fold them. 
  • Don’t Overfill Quesadillas. Avoid overfilling the quesadillas to prevent them from becoming too difficult to handle or spilling out while cooking.
  • Experiment With Fillings. I love adding tomato and black olive to mine, and my husband adds banana peppers to spice things up. Take a look at what you have on hand, and load up these quesadillas!
  • Don’t Overcrowd the Pan. Cook the quesadillas in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan, ensuring even cooking and crispy edges.
  • Use the Air Fryer. Follow my Air Fryer Quesadillas method of cooking to make them fast and easy and get super crispy!

Topping Suggestions

You an take your quesadilla over the top by what you serve with it! Dips make all the difference.

quesadilla on a plate with Chicken and Fajita
Can I use store-bought fajita seasoning for this recipe?

Absolutely! Store-bought fajita seasoning works perfectly for adding delicious flavor to the chicken and veggies.

Can I use other proteins besides chicken?

Yes, feel free to swap out the chicken for steak, shrimp, or even tofu to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions. Or skip the meat and use just Fajita Veggies instead!

Can I make these quesadillas ahead of time?

While they’re best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the filling in advance and assemble the quesadillas just before cooking for a quicker meal prep option.

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quesadilla on a plate with Chicken and Fajita
4.92 from 25 votes

Fajita Quesadilla

By Erin
Fajita Quesadillas – Transform traditional chicken fajitas into quick and savory quesadillas! Loaded with your favorite fillings and gooey cheese, they're a versatile option for any night of the week.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

Quesadilla

  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Fajita Seasoning Mix

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • dash of black pepper

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl mix together the fajita seasoning mix until well blended.
  • Toss chicken with the seasoning mixture until well coated.
  • Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add 1Tbls oil to the pan swirling to coat. Add the chicken and vegetables to the pan.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Once the chicken is fully cooked remove from pan coarsely chop.
  • Lay 4 flour tortillas in front of you.  Spread about 1/4 cup of cheese over the top of each tortilla. Divide chicken filling among the tortillas.  Top with the remaining cheese. Cover with a tortilla.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium high heat.  Brush tortillas with oil, place oil side down in the pan.  Brush the other side with oil.  Cook for 3-4 minutes until cheese is starting to melt and tortilla is golden.  Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes.  
  • Remove from heat and slice to serve.  Serve with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole. 

Notes

Need a shortcut? Follow my Air Fryer Quesadillas method to cook them even faster!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 914mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 552
Keyword: chicken quesadilla
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16 Comments

  1. I love how simple this is – yet so delicious and customizable. It is my “go-to” pairing for so many dishes.

  2. This is such a delicious recipe. This mashup is the best of two of my favorite Mexican dishes. I’ll be making it again.