Baked Chicken Quesadillas

This Baked Chicken Quesadillas are made with yummy flour tortillas, brushed with melted butter, and loaded with a mixture of shredded chicken, gooey cheese, and tangy sour cream! 

Oven Baked Chicken Quesadillas on a plate

Enjoy these chicken quesadillas for lunch or dinner with guacamole, salsa, or cheese dip. 

Oven Baked Chicken Quesadillas in a plate

Recipe Notes:

  • Make sure to use room-temperature flour tortillas so that they are softer and more pliable.
  • You can easily double this recipe if serving to a larger crowd.  
  • Some delicious condiments to serve with your chicken quesadillas include sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and cheesy dip. 
  • If you don’t like using melted butter to coat the parchment paper, use cooking spray instead. 
  • The 8 flour tortillas will cover the entire sheet pan.   
  • You can cook and shred your chicken specifically for this recipe or simply use some leftover shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken. 
Can I freeze baked chicken quesadillas?

You can also store your baked quesadillas in the freezer for up to 2 months. I like to save space in my freezer by flash-freezing the quesadillas on the sheet pan and then transferring them to a Ziploc bag for storage. Defrost these in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat them in the microwave or oven when ready to enjoy them again.

How long can I store these in the refrigerator?

Store these chicken quesadillas (wrapped in plastic wrap) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Then reheat in the microwave or the oven.

How can I adapt these Baked Chicken Quesadillas?

Shredded turkey, pulled pork, or ground beef could be used instead of chicken.
Make vegetarian quesadillas by adding vegetables such as finely sliced red cabbage for extra crunch.
For spicy quesadillas, add some finely sliced jalapenos or cayenne pepper.
Use corn tortillas for gluten-free quesadillas.

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. Brush the parchment paper with half of the melted butter. Place tortillas over the baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, sour cream, taco seasoning, and 3 cups of cheese.chicken, sour cream, taco seasoning, and 3 cups of cheese in a bowl
  4. Working on one half of each tortilla, add the chicken mixture placing a small sprinkle of cheese on top of the chicken.chicken mixture placed on half of tortilla
  5. Fold the top half of each tortilla over the filled half. folding tortilla over chicken filling
  6. Brush the closed quesadillas with the remaining butter.brushing butter over tortilla
  7. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes, flipping halfway, or until crisp and golden.Oven Baked Chicken Quesadillas on baking sheet
  8. These may be served with pica de gallo, guacamole, salsa. or sour cream for dipping.Oven Baked Chicken Quesadillas on a plate
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Baked Chicken Quesadillas

This Baked Chicken Quesadillas are made with yummy flour tortillas, brushed with melted butter, and loaded with a mixture of chicken, cheese, and sour cream! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 4 cups shredded fiesta blend cheese divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Brush the parchment paper with half of the melted butter. Place tortillas over the baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, sour cream, taco seasoning, and 3 cups of cheese.
  • Working on one half of each tortilla, add the chicken mixture placing 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 the remaining butter.
  • Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes, flipping halfway, or until crisp and golden.
  • These may be served with pica de gallo, guacamole, salsa. or sour cream for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1295mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 723mg | Iron: 2mg

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