Homemade Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla

This homemade cheesy chicken quesadilla by Brian Lagerstrom is the perfect snack that you can prepare at home. It’s filled with well-seasoned grilled chicken and melted gooey cheese that you surely can’t resist. Make sure you try the chipotle ranch sauce too!


For chicken and marinade

  • 2 pieces of 8oz chicken breasts
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 2/3 teaspoon of salt
  • zest of one lime and juice of half a lime
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • splash of tequila
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of agave syrup

For assembly and cooking:

  • tortilla (homemade or store-bought)
  • .5 lb of pepper jack
  • .5 lb of mild cheddar
  • .25 lb of provolone
  • pickled jalapeno
  • canola oil

Chipotle ranch dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of mayo
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of hot sauce
  • 3.5 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo
  • 1 garlic clove pressed

Note: shred the cheese using the largest holes on a grater and mix them





Step 1:

Pound the chicken out into about 1-inch thick cutlets. Put it inside a bag with other ingredients and massage it to coat well. Place in the fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes to marinate.

Step 2:

Cook on a high grill for about 5 to 6 minutes on the first side, then cook the other side for about 2 minutes. You can also bake the chicken at 450F for about 12 to 15 minutes. The internal temperature should be 150F. Once done, cut into small cubes.

Homemade Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
Image by Brian Lagerstrom via Youtube

Step 3:

Spread the cheese blend over 1/2 of a tortilla, then add the chopped chicken, pickled jalapenos. Sprinkle more cheese blend on top and fold it over.

Homemade Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla Ingredients
Image by Brian Lagerstrom via Youtube

Step 4:

Add a long squeeze of canola oil into a pan and lay the folded quesadilla into the pan. Cook for about 90 seconds. Once browned and crisp, flip and cook for another 1.5 to 2 minutes.

Step 5:

Make the sauce. Add all ingredients to a tall-sided container and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.

Step 6:

Slice the quesadilla in half, then serve with the homemade chipotle ranch sauce.


Homemade Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla

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