Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

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Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Quesadillas are a staple for me and these Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas are the best. Perfectly crispy every time, this dish is quick and delicious.

chicken quesadilla slices

If you are looking for a fast, easy meal that everyone can enjoy look no further than this recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas. If you haven’t tried quesadillas in the Air Fryer, go plug that magical machine in now because you’re in for a treat. In the Air Fryer, these quesadillas come out perfect. A crispy and hot outside with an ooey, gooey cheesy inside… my mouth is definitely watering. Cheesy chicken quesadillas will definitely do that to the taste buds.

Chicken quesadillas in the air fryer

It can be tricky got get quesadillas done perfectly. Cook them in the microwave and they come out floppy. On the stovetop they end up too hard or the cheese doesn’t melt. It can be totally frustrating! Insert Air Fryer perfection. Using the air fryer is the trick to quesadilla perfection. These Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas always come out just right. No need to worry about cheese that doesn’t melt or tortillas that break apart. Nope, in the Air Fryer you can rest assured these will be absolutely amazing each and every time.

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

The best news is that this recipe couldn’t be any easier. All it takes is a few quick steps and you have Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas on your plate, hot and ready to enjoy. Start by brushing a tortilla with olive oil. Flip the tortilla so the olive oil on the bottom. Next, sprinkle half of each tortilla with some shredded cheese and chicken. Fold the tortillas in half so the filling is inside, placing them side by side in the Air Fryer basket. Place the metal rack that came with the Air Fryer on top of the quesadillas. Next, cook your chicken quesadillas in the Air Fryer at 375 degrees for four minutes. Flip those babies over and cook for another four minutes. Once you take the quesadillas out of the Air Fryer, cut them into wedges and serve.

easy chicken quesadillas

These quesadillas make a great meal, but could also be great as a quick nibble for kids or a party. They bring an instant smile to any face. Best of all, they are so simple to make that you don’t need to spend all evening cooking. These Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas are so delicious, you’ll have everyone asking you how to make them!

chicken quesadillas air fryer recipe

How To Make Chicken Quesadillas In The Air Fryer: Step By Step Photos

Step 1: Brush 2 flour tortillas with oil

tortillas brushed with oil

Step 2: Add the filling

Put the tortilla in the air fryer basket (oil side down).  On half of the tortilla, sprinkle shredded cheese, then chopped chicken, and shredded cheese again.

How to make air fryer quesadillas

Step 3: Fold the quesadilla

Folding the quesadilla

Step 4: Repeat with the second quesadilla and put it next to the first one as shown

chicken quesadillas in the air fryer basket

Step 5: Cover with air fryer metal rack

air fryer quesadillas step by step

Step 5: Air fry at 375F for 4 minutes

air fried chicken quesadillas

Step 6: Flip quesadillas over, then cook in air fryer for another 4 minutes

Chicken quesadillas in the air fryer

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Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas

This air fryer chicken quesadilla is amazing! So hot and crispy, with yummy chicken and gooey melted cheese inside! Super quick and easy to make in your air fryer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, quesadilla
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 337kcal


  • 2 flour tortillas fajita size
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • Brush the tortilla with olive oil.  Flip the tortillas so olive oil is on the bottom.
  • Sprinkle half of each tortilla with some shredded cheese, top with chicken and then top with remaining shredded cheese.  
    How to make air fryer quesadillas
  • Fold the tortillas so the filling is inside, and place side by side in the air fryer basket.
    chicken quesadillas in the air fryer basket
  • Place the metal rack that came with the air fryer on top of quesadillas.
    air fryer quesadillas step by step
  • Cook chicken quesadillas in the air fryer at 375F for 4 minutes, then flip over the quesadillas and cook for another 4 minutes.
  • Remove chicken quesadillas from the air fryer, slice into wedges and serve.


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Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 101mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Calcium: 439mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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2 replies
  1. Cheryl Wilk
    Cheryl Wilk says:

    I made your air fryer roasted red pepper tonight-awesome & simple!
    I’d like to make this, but I do not have a rack for my air fryer. Is it necessary to weigh it down? Suggestions?

    • Melanie Mendelson
      Melanie Mendelson says:

      If you don’t weigh them down, the quesadillas will open. You can put a few metal spoons on top to use as weights (just be careful when handling them later as they’ll be very hot).


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