We love Mexican food around here. A family favorite is Crockpot Chicken Quesadilla Recipe. The chicken is so tender that it falls apart. Plus, it’s packed with flavor. I love how easy it is using the crockpot. It’s the perfect recipe for busy nights.

Crockpot Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

This recipe is incredibly simple! Just throw all your ingredients in the crockpot and let the chicken cook all day. When you come home, all that you will need to do is shred the chicken and make each quesadilla. It’s so fast and the entire family enjoys this recipe. I love knowing the bulk of the work is done and I can get dinner on the table fast.

Another favorite recipe is Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe. Only 3 ingredients and you are done! You could also use the leftovers from Crockpot Chicken Quesadilla Recipe for tacos later in the week. I have even froze the leftovers and taken them out later for quesadilla’s or tacos. This is such a time saver for this delicious recipe.

What goes well with chicken quesadillas?

This is yummy served with Spanish Rice. Did you know you can also freeze rice? I love making a double batch and putting some in the freezer. It’s so nice to be able to just take this out of the freezer. I also freeze onions to use in recipes. I’m all about making life easier. 🙂

Now this is totally optional but my kids love when I make The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip Recipe. They like to eat this with some tortilla chips. Some of the kids even like to pour a little on their chicken quesadilla. Yum!

How do you cook chicken to be shredded?

My favorite way is to cook chicken in the crockpot. It takes so little work and it’s very easy to shred once the chicken is finished cooking.

If you don’t have a crock pot yet, here are some nice ones on sale.  I love the programmable crock pot  for when you are not at home. It’s great so that you can have it cook for the perfect amount of time. I love coming home to dinner waiting!

Money Saving tip for Chicken quesadilla recipe:

Add beans into this recipe to stretch the chicken mixture. It will feel you up and make this recipe go further. You can also put rice in the mixture to really stretch the meal. Spanish rice is really delicious. I usually keep rice in the freezer. This is very handy if extra guests show up or you have some of the kid’s friends over you didn’t expect. Just grab that rice out of the freezer and add to the chicken mixture and you will have enough to feed everyone! Another money saving tip is to use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. Or you can use a little of both.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken Quesadilla Recipe:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken Breasts frozen (You can also use chicken thighs or mix thighs in with the chicken breasts)
  • 1 can of dice tomatoes with green chilis
  • ½ packet of taco seasoning (Or make Homemade Seasoning and use 2 Tablespoon)
  • ½ onion chopped (I use the onions I froze)
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Monterrey Jack Cheese

Tip: It’s so simple to make your own homemade taco seasoning recipe. It is very easy to make and you will know exactly everything in your seasoning.

How to make chicken quesadillas:

1. Add chicken, tomatoes, taco seasoning and onions in the crockpot. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high 3 to 4 hours.

2. Shred the chicken pieces and stir.

3. Heat up a large skillet or a griddle to medium high heat. Place down one flour tortilla. Top with the cheese and the chicken mixture.

4. Place another flour tortilla on top. Cook for about 2 minutes per side until they are golden brown. Continue doing this.

Enjoy! It is that simple and that easy to make delicious chicken and cheese quesadillas!

Cut into wedges and enjoy.

How do you make a quesadilla?

We like to serve it with sour cream and salsa. Sometimes, I will set out a bunch of different toppings and everyone can just get what they like. Some of our other favorites include: green onion, pico de gallo and homemade cheese dip.

Another  easy meal idea is this  Crockpot Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe. Only 4 ingredients needed!

Print this Easy Chicken Quesadilla Recipe below:

Crockpot Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

5 from 4 votes
This crockpot chicken quesadilla recipe is so easy and packed with tons of flavor. Slow cooker chicken quesadilla recipe will be a new favorite. It’s perfect for busy nights. Learn how to make chicken quesadillas.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Appetizer, Crockpot, Main Course
Calories 291
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilis (10 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning (½ packet of Taco Seasoning)
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 6 Flour Tortillas (Burrito Size)
  • 2 cups Monterrey Jack Cheese (shredded)


  • Place chicken, tomatoes, taco seasoning and onions in the crockpot. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high 3 to 4 hours. Shred the chicken and stir.
  • Spoon mixture onto flour tortilla.
  • Top with the Monterey Jack cheese. Fold in half.
  • Cook on a heated griddle for a few minutes until it begins to brown. Flip.
  • Continue until all the quesadillas are prepared.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days. 
*I love using Monterey Jack cheese in this recipe but this recipe would also be delicious with cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese as well.  

Nutrition Facts

Serving 6g, Calories 291kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 20g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 58mg, Sodium 526mg, Potassium 358mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 459IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 338mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. You mentioned your homemade white cheese dip! Was that recipe given or did I just miss it??? If not, would you please share!