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Chicken fajita quesadilla with crispy bits of cheese stuck to the fajitas

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas - Fast and Easy!

Watch Recipe Video Above to see step by step directions. Crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside, these chicken fajita quesadillas are lunch box friendly, and even make a great party appetizer! The filling is chicken fajitas, mexican rice and cheese. Flipping them can be a little tricky without spilling out the filling so make sure to use my pro tip.
Course Snacks & Appetizers
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 Portions
Calories 799kcal
Author Richa


  • 6 Chicken Thighs skinless and boneless
  • 2 tablespoons Oil divided
  • 3 tablespoons Fajita Seasoning See Note 1
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • ¾ cup Onions chopped
  • ¾ cup Bell Peppers chopped
  • 6-7 Flour Tortillas 8 inch
  • 1 cup Leftover Mexican Rice or white rice
  • 2-3 cups Cheese I used mozzarella and mind cheddar (grated)
  • Sour Cream for serving


  • Dice the chicken thighs into small pieces (between ¼" to ½" in size) and add a teaspoon of oil, fajita seasoning, minced garlic and salt. Mix it up and marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is marinated, heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet and add the chicken. Cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes till its cooked through and slightly crispy on the outside. Add the onions and bell peppers and stir fry them on high heat with the chicken for another 2 minutes.
  • To make the quesadillas, place a tortilla on a lightly oiled skillet. Place approximately ½ cup chicken filling on one half of the tortilla. Top this up with 2-3 tablespoons mexican rice and at least ¼ cup grated cheese. Make sure the cheese covers all the filling. Flip the other half of the tortilla over the filling, press it down and cook the quesadilla till its golden brown from the bottom.
  • Now take two spatulas and use one as support below the quesadilla to flip it (watch the video to see how I do this). Cook it on the other side for a few minutes till its golden brown. Cut them in half so that you have two triangles and serve them hot with sour cream.


  1. Fajita Seasoning: I have the recipe for fajita seasoning here, or you can use store bought seasoning
  2. Chicken Thighs vs Breasts: I recommend chicken thighs because they don't dry out and stay juicy. If you want to use chicken breasts, I recommend slicing them in half lengthwise, marinating them and then cooking them whole so that they retain their juices. Cook them for 4 minutes on each side (this can vary based on the size) and then chop them up.


Calories: 799kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1102mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1309IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 442mg | Iron: 4mg