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Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American Mexican
Servings: 4 - 5
Author: Omnivore's Cookbook


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 chicken breast sliced against the grain
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 - 5 to rtillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Mix mayonnaise, jalapenos, cumin powder, paprika and cayenne powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper. Add cornstarch and mix well by hand.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet until warm. Spread chicken slices in the skillet and saute over medium heat. When the bottom side turns golden, in 1 to 2 minutes, flip the chicken slices. Cover and cook over low heat until the bottom side turns golden and chicken is cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • To assemble quesadillas, place cheddar cheese on half a side of each tortilla. Add 2 to 3 pieces of chicken and scatter mozzarella cheese on top. Spread mayonnaise mixture on the other half side of each tortilla. Fold into a half moon shape. Assemble the rest of quesadillas in the same way.
  • Heat a clean nonstick skillet over medium heat. Grill quesadilla over medium heat, one side at a time, until both sides turn golden brown and the cheese is well melted. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into 3 slices.
  • Serve warm.