Everything you love about fajitas is packed into these Chicken Fajita Quesadillas. Each bite is loaded with sautéed chicken and veggies and topped with cheese.

Chicken fajita quesadillas cut into slices.

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

These tasty chicken quesadillas will be a hit. It is the easiest recipe and so delicious. It combines all the flavors of fajitas into easy to eat quesadillas.

We also enjoy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas Recipe and Skillet Chicken Fajitas for an easy weeknight meal.

What are fajitas?

Fajitas are a Tex-Mex style dish consisting of sautéed or grilled meat. Typically, it is chicken, steak or shrimp.

The meat is usually cooked with sautéed onions and bell peppers. Everything is served with corn tortillas for a delicious meal.

What are quesadillas?

They are tortillas folded in half and stuffed with cheese and other delicious ingredients. Steak, shrimp, chicken and veggie options are popular in quesadillas.

Quesadillas are grilled or fried until golden on the outside and the inside is gooey and the cheese is melted.

Ingredients for Chicken fajita quesadillas.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • Yellow Onion, Diced
  • Salsa
  • Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • Flour Tortillas, burrito size

How to make chicken fajita quesadillas:

  • Step 1 – Warm up the oil. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Step 2- Add in the chicken. Season it with the taco seasoning or you can use fajita seasoning. Sauté the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side until it’s browned slightly.
  • Step 3 – Next, add the veggies. Add the red bell pepper and onions. Sauté them with the chicken for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
Veggies on griddle with chicken.
  • Step 4 – Coat in salsa. Toss the chicken and vegetables with salsa. Continue to toss the chicken and vegetables with the salsa to thoroughly coat the mixture with the salsa.

    Sauté to combine the flavors and make sure that the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees F). Then remove the mixture from the heat.
  • Step 5 – Prepare the griddle. Heat a griddle over medium high heat or you can heat a cast iron skillet.
  • Step 6 – Place the tortillas on the griddle or skillet. Finally, top each tortilla with a small amount of each cheese, then layer the chicken on top and then add more cheese. Lastly, fold each the tortillas carefully in half making a half moon shape.
  • Step 7 – Cook until one side of the tortilla is golden brown (3-4 minutes). Then flip and cook until the other side is golden brown as well (3-4 minutes). Next, watch them closely as they do brown quickly.
Chicken fajita quesadillas on the griddle.
  • Step 8 – Remove the quesadillas onto a cutting board. Then, slice them and they are ready to serve and enjoy!

How To Serve:

Find more delicious ideas when you learn What to Serve with Quesadillas.

Tips for Fajita Chicken Quesadilla:

  • I used vegetable oil in this recipe but any oil with a high smoke point will work great. Avocado oil, coconut oil or canola oil would work great in this recipe. Just do not use oils with low smoke points such as olive oil.

Recipe Variations

  • Cheese. You can easily use your favorite type of cheeses in this quesadilla recipe. Feel free to substitute for other types of shredded cheese.
  • Veggies. We love using red bell pepper in this recipe but any type will work great in this recipe. Try using green or yellow bell peppers.
  • Leftover chicken. You can use cooked chicken for this recipe if you prefer to save time on making this quesadilla recipes. It is a great recipe to use leftover chicken.
  • Seasoning. We used taco seasoning but you can also use fajita seasoning. Other ideas include chili powder.

How to store leftovers

These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Chicken fajita quesadillas cut into slices.

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Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

5 from 3 votes
Everything you love about fajitas is packed into these Chicken Fajita Quesadillas. Each bite is loaded with sautéed chicken and veggies and topped with cheese.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine Mexican
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 608
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Yellow Onion Diced
  • 1/4 cup Salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 4 Flour Tortillas burrito size

Instructions

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in the chicken. Season it with the taco seasoning. Sauté the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side until it’s browned slightly.
  • Then add in the red bell pepper and onions and sauté them with the chicken for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  • Then top the chicken and vegetables with salsa and toss the chicken and vegetables with the salsa to thoroughly coat the mixture with the salsa. Sauté for a few minutes to combine the flavors and make sure that the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees F). Then remove the mixture from the heat.
  • Heat a griddle over medium high heat or you can heat a cast iron skillet.
  • Place the tortillas on the griddle or skillet. Top each tortillas a small amount of each cheese, then layer the chicken on top and then add more cheese. Carefully fold each the tortillas in half making a half moon shape.
  • Cook until one side of the tortilla is golden brown (3-4 minutes). Flip and then cook until the other side is golden brown as well (3-4 minutes). Watch them closely as they do brown quickly.
  • Remove the quesadillas onto a cutting board. Slice them and they they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I used vegetable oil in this recipe but any oil with a high smoke point will work great. Avocado oil, coconut oil or canola oil would work great in this recipe.
*You can easily use your favorite type of cheeses in this quesadilla recipe. Use your favorite.
*We love using red bell pepper in this recipe but any type will work great in this recipe.
*These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
*You can use cooked chicken for this recipe if you prefer to save time on making these quesadilla recipes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 608kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 48g, Fat 36g, Saturated Fat 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 153mg, Sodium 1093mg, Potassium 669mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 1912IU, Vitamin C 42mg, Calcium 678mg, Iron 2mg

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