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Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas

Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas is an easy dinner the whole family will love! Use leftover chicken for a delicious Taco Tuesday dinner idea!

sheet pan chicken quesadillas

Sheet pan quesadillas are so much fun to make! Piled high with whatever ingredients you love, then baked in the oven. Sour cream and fresh guacamole on the side are the perfect dippers to this crispy chicken quesadilla recipe.

You will love this post if you need an easy recipe for a busy weeknight meal! You’ll also love this recipe if you’re looking for a fun way to use leftover shredded rotisserie chicken. This recipe also freezes well, so you can cook one and eat it twice!

How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas

cheesy quesdillas baked on a sheet pan

First, let’s gather the ingredients you’ll need:

This recipe starts with a simple chicken mixture, a bacon and cheddar dip from Aldi, mixed with shredded chicken.

Of course, you can use whatever you’d like inside your quesadilla!

Stuff it full of bell peppers, black beans, ground beef, and Monterey jack cheese for a great way to make a delicious meal on one sheet pan.

Other items you could create baked quesadillas with include grilled chicken mixed with chili powder, garlic powder, taco seasoning, and lots of cheddar cheese!

For this recipe, we’re taking a super easy cheat and using a store-bought dip to create a creamy quesadilla filling that is packed with flavor.

To start this recipe you’ll need shredded chicken for the chicken filling. Whether you boil boneless skinless chicken breasts on the stove with lots of seasoning (a hefty sprinkle of fajita seasoning is a great flavor enhancer!) or use a rotisserie chicken, shred up a mess of chicken.

In a large bowl with your shredded chicken, you’ll add the container of Bacon and Cheddar Dip from Aldi.

cheesy chicken mixture for a quesadilla

Of course, you don’t have to use this dip! You can use another dip you like but it adds a bunch of cheesy goodness to the recipe. The bacon and cheddar dip has cream cheese in it, so it creates a super creamy chicken filling.

Mix the chicken with the dip, then set it to the side.

To a baking tray, like this half-sheet pan, line it with parchment paper.

Want to know a pro tip? Crinkle your parchment paper, then flatten it out. It will hold its shape better on your sheet pan!

Grab some tortillas, and use whatever you like, corn tortillas are lovely. I had carb-smart tortillas on hand, so it worked out making this a lower carb-friendly meal! Yay.

chicken quesadillas on a sheet pan

Now, you’ll take your flour tortillas, and sprinkle shredded cheese on it. Add a spoonful of the chicken mixture to the cheese, then fold the tortilla in half. Smoosh it down with your hand to keep it shut!

You can use whatever cheese you like best!

Pepper Jack would be a great spicy addition. It’s a great melty cheese!

Lay these out on your sheet pan.

Baking Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas

Spray the top of the quesadillas with a neutral cooking spray, like avocado oil. This will help the top get golden brown and crispy! No more standing at the stove top, flipping melted cheese everywhere!

unbaked chicken quesadillas on a sheet pan

Preheat your oven to 425˚, and bake the tortillas until melted and the tops are golden brown.

It took about 20 minutes, but I was watching carefully towards the end. I definitely could have let these go another few minutes to get even more crispy!

These cheesy chicken quesadillas were made to be frozen, then popped into the air fryer later when I needed a last-minute lunch or dinner. You could also reheat these using an electric griddle or large skillet over medium heat.

If the oven isn’t your thing, you can certainly make these in a frying pan! Just lay the folded tortillas down in some butter, and fry on each side until crispy and the cheese is melted.

Serving these Homemade Quesadillas

Once your oven quesadillas come out, you can slice them and serve them right on the sheet pan!

Serve with pico de gallo, sour cream, ranch, and guacamole! A sprinkling of sliced green onions adds a pop of color to the meal and is a tasty addition!

These easy chicken quesadillas are a crowd favorite! Make mini ones and serve them as an appetizer at your next Super Bowl Party!

crispy quesdailla dunked in guacamole

Frequently Asked Questions:

What temperature should quesadillas be cooked at?

If you’re using a cast-iron skillet you’ll cook the quesadillas over medium-high heat. Using an oven, you can bake them at 400-425˚.

Is butter or oil better for quesadillas?

Butter is great for cooking quesadillas! It will give you a super crispy and golden brown outside and adds a lot of rich flavors..s Using cooking oil is best if your frying your quesadillas on the stovetop.

Do you make quesadillas with one or two tortillas?

Doesn’t matter! I find it’s easier to make it with one, folded over. Using two is great, but when you go to flip the quesadilla over, be extra careful! The filling has a tendency to fall out.

easy oven baked chicken quesadillas

Other Recipes You Should Try

Quick and Easy Pulled Pork Chalupa – this is another family favorite that feeds a crowd! It’s a fantastic meal to make on a Sunday, then use the leftovers throughout the week. You could certainly stuff this chalupa filling into half of the tortilla for a delicious variation!

Restaurant Style White Queso – no Taco Tuesday is complete without the infamous white queso dip you order at your local Mexican restaurant! Did you know it’s just milk, white American cheese, and a few more additions? The best part of this recipe is making your own! You can create your family’s favorite queso by adding whatever extras you like! I prefer chopped green chilis and some cumin stirred into the melted cheese.

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crispy sheet pan chicken quesadillas

Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas

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  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: oven-baked
  • Cuisine: mexican

Description

Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas is an easy dinner the whole family will love! Use leftover chicken for a delicious Taco Tuesday dinner idea!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups Shredded Chicken
  • 1 cup Cheddar & Bacon Dip (you can use the whole container, if you prefer!)
  • 2 TBS Sliced Green Onions
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar
  • Flour Tortillas, 6-8


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add your shredded chicken, cheddar and bacon dip, and sliced green onions. Stir to combine well, and mix everything together.
  3. On a parchment paper lined baking tray, place a tortilla down.
  4. Sprinkle cheese on the tortilla, a couple of tablespoons.
  5. Spoon 1/3 cup cheesy chicken mixture on the tortilla.
  6. Fold the tortilla in half, and press down to “seal.”
  7. Once your sheet pan is filled with quesadillas, spray avocado oil on top of each one.
  8. Bake at 425˚ for 20-25 minutes – when the tops are golden brown and crispy!
  9. Serve with fresh guacamole, salsa, sour cream, etc.


Notes

The cheesy chicken quesadillas freeze beautifully! Wrap each quesadilla up in aluminum foil, and store in a freezer-safe ziplock bag. When you’re ready to reheat, place the frozen quesadilla in the oven (or air fryer!) and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

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    1. You can use just shredded rotisserie chicken plus the cheese! Or, you could mix up some cream cheese and cheddar with the shredded chicken. These are so versatile, you could almost put anything you want inside!

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