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Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla

This quesadilla recipe is simple, delicious, and perfect for a quick weeknight meal or snack! Learn how to make an Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla that’s crispy on the outside and melty on the inside using your air fryer or Ninja Foodi!

chicken quesadilla on a plate

A quesadilla is one of the most popular versatile Mexican foods. A quesadilla is a soft tortilla filled with cheese and other ingredients, then grilled or fried until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crispy.

šŸ¤”Can you make chicken quesadillas in the air fryer?

Yes, the air fryer is the best way to make chicken quesadillas because it uses dry circulating heat to cook all around the food. This not only cooks it faster but creates the perfect texture.

With just five simple ingredients, you can easily make chicken quesadillas to serve with your favorite meals or to eat as a quick snack!

šŸ—What You’ll Need

  • Tortillas – Soft flour tortillas are used to make these quesadillas. The average size is about 6-8 inches in diameter.
  • Shredded Cooked Chicken – You can use canned chicken or use chicken shredded from a rotisserie chicken.
  • Shredded Cheese – The most popular cheese for making a quesadilla is cheddar cheese. However, you can use any shredded cheese that you like including a Mexican shredded cheese blend.
  • Taco Seasoning – Though optional, a sprinkle of taco seasoning on top of the chicken adds lots of flavor to the quesadillas.
  • Cooking Oil – A light coating of cooking oil such as butter, olive oil, or avocado oil helps make the tortilla extra crispy.
  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi – You can use any air fryer or Ninja Foodi to make these quesadillas.
  • Spatula – The quesadilla must be flipped halfway before removing, and it will be HOT! A spatula will help you safely remove the quesadilla from the air fryer.

šŸ“–How To Make Chicken Quesadillas In Air Fryer

1ļøāƒ£Preheat the air fryer: Turn your air fryer to 375F and preheat for 3-5 minutes.

2ļøāƒ£Add the cheese and chicken: Add 1/4 cup of shredded cheese to half of each tortilla. Spread it out evenly over the surface. Then, evenly distribute the shredded chicken on top of the cheese.

3ļøāƒ£Season the chicken: Add about one-quarter teaspoon of your favorite taco seasoning on top of the chicken evenly.

4ļøāƒ£Fold the tortillas: Fold each tortilla in half to create a half-moon shape.

5ļøāƒ£Coat with cooking oil: Lightly brush each quesadilla with cooking oil on both sides. This will help to make them nice and crispy!

6ļøāƒ£Air fry the quesadillas: Place two quesadillas in the air fryer basket and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the quesadillas over and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown, the chicken is warm, and the cheese is melted.

7ļøāƒ£Remove and serve: Use a spatula to remove the quesadillas from the air fryer and place on a plate. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or toppings. Enjoy!

šŸ‘©ā€šŸ³Chef’s Tips

  • Use a soft tortilla: A soft tortilla is key for getting that perfect crispy exterior while still being able to fold it in half without breaking. A corn tortilla can break easily, so for best results, use a flour tortilla.
  • Don’t overfill: When adding the filling, be sure not to add too much or it will ooze out the sides and make a mess.
  • Press down if it lifts: The circulating air may cause the top of the tortilla to lift before the cheese melts. To prevent this, after the first 2 minutes, open the air fryer and press the tortilla down on the melting cheese to ensure it sticks.
  • Add your favorite toppings: Once the quesadillas are cooked, feel free to add your favorite toppings. Some popular topping ideas include sour cream, salsa, diced tomatoes, and green onions.

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Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla

This quesadilla recipe is simple, delicious, and perfect for a quick weeknight meal or snack! Learn how to make an Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla that's crispy on the outside and melty on the inside using your air fryer or Ninja Foodi!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 275kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi
  • Tongs

Ingredients

  • Ā½ cup Shredded Chicken cooked
  • Ā½ tsp Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Flour Tortillas 6 or 8 inches
  • Ā½ cup Shredded Cheddar or other cheese
  • Ā½ tsp Cooking Oil Spray

Instructions

  • Turn your air fryer to 375F and preheat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 cup of shredded cheese to half of each tortilla. Spread it out evenly over the surface. Then, evenly distribute half of the shredded chicken on top of the cheese for each tortilla.
  • Add about one-quarter teaspoon of your favorite taco seasoning on top of the chicken evenly.
  • Fold each tortilla in half to create a half-moon shape.
  • Lightly brush each quesadilla with cooking oil on both sides. This will help to make them nice and crispy!
  • Place two quesadillas in the air fryer basket and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the quesadillas over and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown, the chicken is warm, and the cheese is melted.
  • Use a spatula to remove the quesadillas from the air fryer and place on a plate. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or toppings. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 2mg

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