How To Make Chicken Quesadillas (In The Oven Or Air Fryer)?
In addition to the stove method, you can also make delicious chicken and cheese quesadillas in the oven or air fryer. Air fryer quesadillas are particularly fun and easy to make. While oven quesadillas have the advantage of being easier and quicker when cooking for a crowd.
- In The Oven: To make these easy chicken quesadillas in the oven, preheat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake lightly oiled quesadillas for about 5 minutes. Then carefully flip and bake for another 8 to 10 minutes or until the top is browned and crispy.
- In The Air Fryer: Make delicious air fryer quesadillas by preheating the air fryer at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes and then cooking your lightly oiled chicken quesadilla for about 4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 4 minutes for perfectly crispy air fryer quesadillas. You can also use this method to make air fryer veggie quesadillas, air fryer beef quesadillas, and even air fryer quesadilla burgers.
How To Make Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce?
Making creamy Taco Bell copycat quesadilla sauce is easier than it looks. Just mix ½ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, 3 Tablespoons pickled jalapeno juice, 3 Tablespoons pickled diced jalapenos, 2 teaspoon paprika, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic granules, 1 teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon chili powder in a medium bowl until well-combined and enjoy.
What Is The Best Quesadilla Cheese?
The best quesadilla cheeses are ones that melt well and have a high moisture content. Traditional Mexican cheeses like Oaxaca and Chihuahua cheese fit this criterion perfectly and are ideal. But if you can’t find Oaxaca or Chihuahua cheese near you, you can use a combination of mozzarella and Monterey Jack (like this recipe) or other melty cheeses for delicious chicken and cheese quesadillas that are almost as good as the authentic Mexican ones.
How To Serve Quesadillas?
Top your quesadillas with things like sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, and serve with a rich and spicy sauce like Taco Bell's quesadilla sauce. You can also pair your quesadillas with side dishes like cilantro-lime rice, refried beans, black bean salad, mashed potatoes, corn salad, and chicken tortilla soup for a more filling experience.
Here are some delicious recipes you can prepare:
How To Store Chicken Quesadillas?
You can store these easy chicken quesadillas in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a sealing bag or airtight container. You can also wrap the quesadillas in foil or plastic wrap to keep them fresh and prevent drying out.
To store your quesadillas for longer, freeze them on a cookie sheet and then transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container. Frozen quesadillas are good for about 4 months and can be reheated in a microwave or oven.