Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas

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Chicken quesadillas are great, but these air fryer chicken quesadillas are on a whole other level! These homemade chicken quesadillas are made with sautéed onions and bell peppers, shredded chicken, and lots of Mexican cheese. The chicken quesadillas are air fried until crispy then cut into 4 and topped with Mexican hot sauce and pico de Gallo. These chicken quesadillas are delicious and pair perfectly with cilantro lime rice or refried black beans if you want to turn a light lunch into dinner. 

How long should quesadillas be in the air fryer?

It takes about 6 minutes to cook quesadillas in the air fryer.   

What temperature do you heat quesadillas in air fryer?

Cook the chicken quesadillas at a temperature between 350 °F and 360 °F.   

Can you cook frozen quesadillas in air fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen quesadillas in the air fryer. Simply place the quesadillas into the air fryer basket and cook them at 370 °F for 3–6 minutes until they are heated through.   

Are chicken quesadillas high in calories?

The calorie count of chicken quesadillas depends on the recipe or brand of quesadillas you are using. Generally, chicken quesadillas are high in calories. Each serving of air fryer chicken quesadillas contains 530 calories.  
Author: Sarah Leadon
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
6 mins
Cook Time
24 mins
Total Time
30 mins



Place the olive oil into a small skillet and set it over medium-high heat.   
Prepare skillet
Add the onions and bell peppers to the skillet and cook them for 2–3 minutes until they soften.   
Sauteed onion in a pot
Remove the onions and bell peppers from the stove and let them cool slightly.   
Cooling the onion mixture
Preheat the oven to 360 °F. Place 1 tortilla on your cutting board.   
Preparing the air fryer
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of Mexican cheese on top of the tortilla.   
Prepare tortilla with the Mexican cheese
Top with some of the onions and bell peppers, 1/2 cup of shredded chicken, and 1/4 cup of Mexican cheese, then place a tortilla on top.   
Adding onion, peppers, chicken and cheese
Spray the top of the quesadilla with non-stick cooking spray, then insert 4 toothpicks into the tortilla.   
Spraying the quesadilla with cooking spray
Place the chicken quesadilla into the air fryer basket. Cook it for 3 minutes, then turn it over, spray it with non-stick cooking spray, and cook it for another 3 minutes.   
Cooking the chicken quesadilla
Place the quesadilla onto a cutting board, then cut it into 4 slices with a chef's knife and arrange them on a dinner plate in a circle.   
Cutting the chicken quesadilla
Repeat steps 4-9 to make the remaining chicken quesadillas.   
Cooking the remaining chicken quesadilla ingredients
Add 2 tablespoons of Mexican hot sauce in the center of each quesadilla, then top with 2 tablespoons of pico de Gallo.
Serving the chicken Quesadilla

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