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Easy Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas

Easy Air Fryer Chicken and Cheese Taco Quesadillas is a quick, kid-friendly recipe. This post outlines how long to cook cheese quesadillas in the air fryer. This Mexican appetizer is loaded with rotisserie chicken, chili powder, cumin, and gooey melted cheese.

air fryer chicken quesadillas on a brown board

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 Calories: 317       Fat: 14G     Net Carbs: 25G      Protein:  26G
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This past week I got a craving for quesadillas. This craving led me to give my air fryer another run! This dish is quick and easy to make. While grocery shopping at Costco I picked up a fully cooked rotisserie chicken for $5. I shredded up some of the chicken for the quesadillas and saved the rest of the chicken for another meal.

cooked rotisserie chicken in packaging

How Long Do You Cook Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas in the Air Fryer?

I did 6 minutes total for this recipe. Add additional time if you want them to be extra crispy.

ingredients for air fryer chicken quesadillas

How Do You Make Air Fryer Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas?

  1. Load a tortilla in the air fryer.
  2. Sprinkle shredded cheese throughout.
  3. Load in vegetables and chicken.
  4. Top with another tortilla. Air fry for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through.
flour tortilla shells on a board board and cooked, shredded chicken on a cutting board
air fryer chicken quesadillas inside an air fryer
air fryer chicken quesadillas inside an air fryer

Some air fryer brands will require a layer pan to hold down the tortilla to keep it from moving throughout the air fryer.

How Long Do You Cook Frozen Quesadillas?

Frozen quesadillas will need 10-15 minutes of cook time.

air fryer chicken quesadillas on a brown board

How Do You Store Air Fryer Quesadillas?

Store them tightly sealed and in plastic bags. Reheat the quesadillas in the air fryer.

air fryer chicken quesadillas on a brown board

What Toppings Can Be Paired with Air Fryer Quesadillas?

Sour cream, guacamole, salsa, lettuce, black olives, melted cheese, etc. There are so many options.

sour cream, salsa, and lettuce in small bowls
person holding air fryer chicken quesadillas


person holding air fryer chicken quesadillas dipped in salsa

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air fryer chicken quesadillas on a brown board
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Easy Air Fryer Chicken and Cheese Taco Quesadillas

Easy Air Fryer Chicken and Cheese Taco Quesadillas is a quick, kid-friendly recipe. This post outlines how long to cook cheese quesadillas in the air fryer. This Mexican appetizer is loaded with rotisserie chicken, chili powder, cumin, and gooey cheese.
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Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer cheese quesadilla, air fryer chicken quesadilla, kid friendly air fryer recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 317kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 soft tortilla shells I used the soft taco size
  • 8-10 ounces of cooked shredded, or cubed chicken
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese I used ½ cup sharp cheddar and ½ cup mozzarella
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped tomatoes

Instructions

  • I purchased a rotisserie chicken from Costco. Their chicken comes seasoned and is free of hormones and steroids. I shredded portions of the breast and legs.
  • Season the chicken with the chili powder and cumin. If you aren’t using cooked rotisserie you will have to season the chicken with salt and pepper as well.
  • Line the air fryer with a tortilla shell. I didn’t have to use any oil in the basket and the quesadilla did not stick to the basket. (Note: I have tested this recipe using an air fryer parchment paper liner and find it works best to go without the liner. The liner made it harder to flip the quesadilla)
  • Add ½ cup of cheese to the tortilla. (If you are using multiple types of cheese, be sure to mix them.)
  • I added the remaining ingredients in the following order: Onion, tomatoes, and then the chicken.
  • Top with 1 additional tortilla.
  • Cook for 3 minutes on 370 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the quesadilla. I found the easiest way to do this, was to use a spatula and remove the quesadilla and place it on a plate. I flipped it on the plate and added it back to the air fryer.
  • Cook for an additional 3 minutes. Use your judgment. You want to cook it long enough so that the cheese melts. For crunchy quesadillas, cook them longer.
  • Remove the quesadilla from the air fryer. Slice and serve.

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Notes

I have multiple air fryers and cooked both quesadillas at the same time using 2 air fryers.
Because, I have multiple units I found different results with each. With the Power Air Fryer, I did not need an anchor for the top tortilla shell. With my Black + Decker, the top tortilla did fly around inside the air fryer, which is not safe. Use a layer pan  to hold it in place.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g
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Recipe Rating




Wanda

Saturday 18th of January 2020

Brandi, this is a new favorite for me. I have been making a similar one in a frying pan on the stove for years. This was much faster and so much fun. Thank you for posting this!

staysnatched

Monday 20th of January 2020

You're welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed them and thanks for the review!

Aimee Shugarman

Friday 15th of February 2019

LOVE this easy dinner idea!

Marsha

Friday 15th of February 2019

These were absolutely delicious, will definitely make again!