Easy Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla

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These Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas are a quick and easy kid-approved meal. So easy in fact, the kids can make them on their own!

Check out my Air Fryer French Fries, Air Fryer Burgers, Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Wings and Air Fryer Zucchini Fries.

Air fried chicken quesadillas are suitable for Gluten Free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

air fryer chicken quesadilla cut into pieces and served on a white plate

The weather is getting warmer and the days are longer, which means we are spending more time outside and less time in the kitchen. Luckily these Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas take almost zero effort and cook up in practically no time at all.

Full of great Mexican flavor, make these Air Fried Chicken Quesadillas when you need a simple yet tasty lunch, serve them up as an easy weeknight dinner, or anytime you want a quick between meals nosh.

four slices of air fryer chicken quesadilla served on a white plate with a small dish of guacamole

Best Air Fryer Quesadilla

I first made this air fried chicken quesadilla recipe a few weeks ago whilst the kiddoes were outside playing. It really is the perfect kids meal, since it is super quick and oh-so-easy easy to make.

The mini chefs absolutely love them, and keep asking when they can have the yummy ‘dilla lunch again. And since they are so easy to make, I can have the kids do it themselves next time #momwin

This Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla Recipe is also great for using up leftovers. Simply shred any extra cheese (I used cheddar but most any variety works), cube the remaining meat from last night’s Air Fryer Whole Chicken dinner.

I also like to cook up an extra Air Fryer Chicken Breast (or 2) or these Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breast so I’m able to whip up a delicious chicken quesadilla whenever the mood strikes.

So, are you ready to learn how easy it is to to make this Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla? Then gather up your ingredients and I’ll show you…..

Ingredients Notes:

  • corn tortillas – use gluten-free one if gluten free
  • guacamole – use any leftover, or mash an avocado
  • shredded cheddar cheese – freshly shredded works best.
  • cooked chicken breast – use leftover chicken here.

How to Make Air Fried Chicken Quesadilla

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 325 F / 170 C.
  2. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with olive oil.
  3. Set the first tortilla inside the basket. Then spread on the guacamole, add the cheese and chicken and top with the second tortilla.
  4. Put the rack that came with your air fryer (or a toothpick) on top to keep the tortilla in place during cooking.
  5. Cook for 6-10 mins (depending on how crispy you like them), carefully flipping the Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla over halfway through.
  6. Remove from the air fryer, cut and serve. image collage showing the steps for making air fried chicken quesadilla

Air Fryer Quesadilla Tips

  • Use a toothpick to hold down the top tortilla. Or you can place the rack that comes with the air fryer on top to keep the Air Fryer quesadilla in place during cooking.
  • I use corn tortillas in this recipe, as we prefer to make these gluten free. But you can swap in flour tortillas instead.
  • Store any leftover tortillas in the freezer. Then just defrost for about 15 mins when needed.

How Long To Cook These For?

Since air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model, this recipe includes a range of cook times. I have found that cooking these chicken quesadillas in the air fryer for approximately 6-10 mins is best. I recommend starting with less time, checking for doneness, and adding more time as needed.

close up shot of cooked chicken quesadilla on a white plate and ready to serve

And it is important to always check your food for doneness. When cooking chicken, use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature has reached at least 165 F.

Can You Freeze Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas?

Yeap, you certainly can precook a batch of these chicken quesadillas, wrap in plastic or foil and stash in the freezer. Then you can reheat in the air fryer as needed.

However, it takes such a short time to make these chicken quesadillas. So why not make them fresh when needed?

Flavor Variations

The beauty of these chicken quesadillas is that they are sooooo versatile. You can include all sorts of different ingredients to create unique flavor combinations that perfectly suit your taste.

Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Add in salsa or pico de gallo for even more Mexican flavor.
  • For Southwestern flair, use chipotle sauce and add roasted peppers and sweet corn.
  • Make a Mediterranean-style chicken quesadilla with sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil and feta cheese.air fried chicken quesadilla served in a glass meal prep container

Serve Suggestions

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 4 Freestyle SmartPoints in one serving.

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air fryer chicken quesadilla cut into pieces and served on a white plate
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Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas are quick, easy and full of great Mexican flavor!
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 4
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla Ingredients:

  • 2 corn tortillas gluten-free
  • 3 tablespoons guacamole
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup (about 100g) cooked chicken breast cubed

Instructions

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla Recipe Instructions:

  • Preheat air fryer to 325 F / 170 C.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with olive oil.
  • Set the first tortilla inside the basket. Then spread on the guacamole, add the cheese and chicken and then top with the second tortilla.
  • Use a toothpick to hold the top tortilla in place during cooking.
  • Cook for 6-10 mins (depending on how crispy you like them), carefully flipping the quesadilla over halfway through.
  • Remove from the air fryer, cut and serve.
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Notes

Recipe Tips

  • Use a toothpick to hold down the top tortilla. Or you can place the metal trivet that comes with the air fryer on top to keep it in place during cooking.
  • I use corn tortillas in this recipe, as we prefer to make these gluten-free. But you can swap in flour tortillas instead.
  • Store any leftover tortillas in the freezer. Then just defrost for about 15 mins when needed.

What to Serve With Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas

Instant Pot Black Beans.
Mexican Rice in the Instant Pot.

More Air Fryer Recipes.

Instant Pot Arroz Con Leche.

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla Weight Watchers Points

There are 4 Freestyle SmartPoints in one Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 0.4mg

 

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  2. 5 stars
    I’ve never thought about cooking a quesadilla in the air fryer before but after reading this I’m definitely going to give it a go! Thanks so much for sharing your tips ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 5 stars
    I love the idea of making quesadillas in the air fryer. And a perfect lunch option, too!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚