Crispy Chicken Quesadillas (Restaurant-Style!)

These crispy, restaurant-style chicken quesadillas are loaded with juicy chicken, black beans, onions and peppers, seasoning, and lots of warm, melty cheese! Plus, they’re freezer-friendly!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Chicken Quesadilla Recipe, Crispy Chicken Quesadillas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 304 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion finely diced
  • ¼ bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips
  • ½ cup Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon butter optional
  • Cilantro to garnish or you may add to the filling.


  1. Shred the cheese and set aside, allow it to come to room temperature if possible.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions, diced peppers, and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Use a silicone spatula to stir in the black beans. Heat for 1 minute.
  5. Remove from the heat and let them cool.
  6. Add the cooked chicken strips to the pan. Sprinkle on the Cajun seasoning and toss to coat.
  7. Cook until heated through, 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let them cool, then dice into smaller pieces.
  8. Clean the pan and add ¼ of the tablespoon of butter over low heat. You want just a small amount for extra crispy results.
  9. Add no more than ½ cup of filling per quesadilla, and only add the filling to the top half.
  10. Begin with 1/8 cup of cheese, followed by the vegetables, beans, and chicken, and top with another 1/8 cup of cheese.
  11. Cover the pan and allow the cheese to melt, about 3 minutes.
  12. Use a spatula to fold the bottom half of the tortilla over the fillings. Press down gently. Remove from heat.
  13. Repeat for all quesadillas.
  14. Cut each folded tortilla into 2 slices to make 2 quesadillas.
  15. Serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Chicken Quesadillas (Restaurant-Style!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 411mg18%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1432IU29%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 253mg25%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.