Spicy Chicken Quesadilla

Sharing a great recipe for Spicy Chicken Quesadillas. Amazing combination of shredded chicken, cheese, mayo, and sriracha sauce in a tortilla and cooked.

This easy recipe will become a favorite for the adults and children alike. 🙂

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Spicy chicken quesadillas on platter with sour cream.


I love food with a bit of a kick to it. This here is just that – spicy and cheesy chicken quesadilla, the Sriracha gives it a nice touch. This recipe was inspired by our Buffalo Chicken Dip and my kids’ love for chicken quesadillas from Taco Bell. If we ever go to Taco Bell, that is what our kids want to order. They are just SOO overpriced there, so we just make them at home (because who wants to pay almost $4 for 1 chicken quesadilla).

Chicken quesadillas stacked with avocado and sour cream.


What I love about this recipe is that you can make the mixture in advance and refrigerate it. Then, when you’re ready to serve them, assemble and cook the chicken quesadillas and they are ready within minutes. You can store the mixture in the fridge for several days. These are great for when your kids come from school and need a snack but they aren’t quite ready for dinner.

Can I freeze chicken quesadillas?

These chicken quesadillas are also really great to freeze. Completely make the chicken quesadilla recipe, close tightly and freeze in a Ziploc bag.

Thaw the quesadillas and cook. So easy and a great recipe for when you are just too busy and don’t have time to cook a meal.

Step-by-step photos how to make chicken quesadillas with cheese.


Slice an avocado to go with the quesadillas. Get your fix of “healthiness” for the day, haha. The avocado goes so well with the chicken quesadillas and sour cream. (On a side note, do you know how beneficial an avocado is for your health? It contains potassium, fiber, it can lower cholesterol, can help lose weight. The list goes on, I really am liking that last point. Though I have no will power to diet for weight loss, I sure am liking the idea of enjoying the avocado with quesadillas to get some nutrients in my system.) 

    • This recipe calls for cooked chicken. You can either use canned chicken or cook your own chicken.
    • To cook chicken- In a saucepan add half part chicken broth, half part water. Season with salt and pepper. Bring chicken to a boil (remove any scum that rises to the top.) Turn heat down to low and simmer 15-20 minutes, until desired tenderness of chicken is reached. Once the chicken is cooled, pull apart with a fork or shred with a Kitchen Aid mixer with the flat beater attachment.
    • If you love spicy, add more Sriracha (or hot sauce).
    • Grating a block of cheese is better than pre-packed shredded cheese. Performs better in recipes.
    • If you have a non-stick pan, oil doesn’t need to be added when cooking. If you don’t have a non-stick pan, or want the quesadillas really crispy, lightly grease the pan with oil and heat before adding quesadillas.

Quesadilla piled up next to sour cream.

NOTE: Finally am taking my oldest recipe and revisiting them and taking new pictures. This recipe is one of our very first recipes and the photos were horrific, lol. Think these photos came out much better.

Hope you enjoy these Spicy Chicken Quesadillas. Don’t forget to share your creations with us, tag us on Social Media #ValentinasCorner! 🙂 We love to see what’s cooking in your kitchen inspired by our kitchen.  🙂

Spicy Chicken Quesadilla
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Chicken, mayo, cheese, and sriracha sauce combined and placed in tortillas and cooked. Such an easy recipe for brunch or even a lazy dinner. Ready in under 30 minutes.

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 3 - 4 quesadillas
Calories: 617 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 2 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • 2-3 tsp Sriracha sauce, RedHot sauce will work too
  • Dash of salt, pepper and paprika
  • 3-4 burrito tortillas
  • sour cream for dipping, optional
  • avocado, optional
  1. Combine the chicken, cream cheese, ranch, cheese, sriracha, salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix with a fork.

  2. Spread some of the chicken mixture on one half of a tortilla. Bring the other side over and pat down.
  3. Cook on a dry, large pan on medium/high heat about 4-6 minutes, flip a few times. Enjoy immediately. 

Recipe Notes

(If you don’t use all the mixture up, just keep it closed and refrigerated. It will taste just fine the following day.)

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chicken Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 617 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 973mg 41%
Potassium 343mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 9.1%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 22.3%
Iron 19.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Spicy chicken quesadilla recipe. Great with sour cream.

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Show 6 Comments
  • jessica 02/27/2018, 12:11 pm

    I have a leftover baked drumsticks. Do you think i can use this meat for your recipe? Thanks

    • admin 02/27/2018, 12:57 pm

      Jessica, you can use any cooked chicken. Your drumsticks will work wonderfully. 🙂 Enjoy!!!

      • jessica 02/27/2018, 2:08 pm

        Thank you so much for such a quick reply! Will make it soon, and i tried Sweet Potato & Egg One-Skillet Breakfast recipe today and really liked it! Thanks again! Wish i could leave somewhere closer to where you leave so i could meet you

      • admin 02/28/2018, 12:17 pm

        You’re so sweet, Jessica. I’m such a simple person though, nothing special enough to meet;). I just had the sweet potato breakfast as well, it’s a favorite for me. 🙂 Have a blessed week.

  • Eliana 09/25/2014, 10:19 pm

    Do you use fresh or canned chicken?.

    • admin 09/25/2014, 10:57 pm

      I used a fresh chicken breast and cook it myself. If we are ever in a hurry, canned chicken works just fine as well. 🙂

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