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Stack of baked quesadillas with fresh cilantro, and a lime wedge on the side, plus a bowl of Pico de Gallo.
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5 from 4 votes

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas. Creamy, cheesy baked chicken quesadillas are perfect for a family dinner or for feeding a crowd! Loaded with tender bits of chicken, melty cheese, and all coated with a taco seasoned sour cream sauce. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings: 8
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Serene




  • Preheat oven to 425℉. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, brush the paper with a small amount of the oil, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the shredded chicken, sour cream, and spices. Stir to combine.
  • Add the shredded cheese and mix until combined.
  • Working one tortilla at a time, spread about 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture on one half of the tortilla. Fold the tortilla over. Firmly press the tortilla together so that the top sticks to the chicken mixture in the middle (this helps with baking). Continue this process until all tortillas and chicken mixture are used.
  • Lay the folded tortillas on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top of the tortillas with the remaining oil.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until tops of the tortillas are turning golden. If during the middle of baking you see that the tortillas are bending up, carefully press them back down using a spoon or spatula.



Rotisserie or pre-shredded chicken from the market makes this recipe quick and easy. However, you can make your own also.
How to Shred Chicken: heat a medium size pan over medium heat. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Add the chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes then turn to cook the other side an additional 3-5 minutes. Pour about 2-3 cups of water into the pan, cover with a lid and allow to cook for about 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove and chicken will easily shred.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 546IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 1mg