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Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla

This delicious Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla comes together in just a few minutes with just a few ingredients. Perfect for fast dinners or snacks, they’re also easy enough for kids to make on their own. 

A plate of air fryer quesadillas topped with cilantro

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Making an air fryer quesadilla is one of those non-recipe recipes. It’s open to a lot of variations depending on your preferences, what is in your fridge, and the size of your air fryer. Use my instructions as a guideline and then go make it your own.

Once you realize how awesome it is to whip up fast meals in your air fryer, make sure you check out our Air Fryer Taquitos, Tortilla Pizzas, Air Fryer Meatballs, and Air Fryer French Bread Pizza.

Variations

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Some air fryers are so powerful that the top tortilla can “fly” off during cooking. You can weigh the quesadilla down with a metal trivet/rack, or hold everything together with a few toothpicks.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer and tortillas, cooking time may vary. Start checking on your quesadilla around 3 minutes.

4 photos showing how to make chicken quesadillas in an air fryer

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A hand holding a quesadilla with cheese being pulled

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Perfect for fast dinners or snacks, they’re also easy enough for kids to make their own.

Ingredients

  • 2 flour tortillas {size will depend on your air fryer}
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese {or Monterey Jack}
  • 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil {or olive oil cooking spray}

Equipment

Instructions

  • Depending on the size of your tortillas/air fryer, either place a mixture of cheese on half the tortilla or the entire tortilla.
  • Sprinkle with half the chicken.
  • Depending on the size of your tortillas/air fryer, either place another tortilla on top, or fold the tortilla in half.
  • Brush the top of the tortilla with a bit of olive oil and bake at 350F for 5minutes.
  • Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes if needed.
  • Cut into triangles and serve.

Notes

Some air fryers are so powerful that the top tortilla can "fly" off during cooking. You can weigh the quesadilla down with a metal trivet/rack, or hold everything together with a few toothpicks.
Depending on the size of your air fryer and tortillas, cooking time may vary. Start checking on your quesadilla around 3 minutes.
Skillet Instructions:
  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Swirl a pat of butter around until it coats the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Cook the quesadilla for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melty.
  4. Flip, and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving (1 quesadilla)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 437mg19%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 298IU6%
Calcium 243mg24%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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