Grilled Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

An easy grilled chicken quesadilla recipe. The magic is in the marinade!


For the Marinade:
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and deveined
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
For the Quesadillas:
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/2" slices
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • salsa, for dipping


  1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth.  Place chicken breasts in a small dish and coat with marinade.  Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat.  Brush the onion slices with olive oil.  Place chicken and onions on grill, and grill for 10-12 minutes or until done.  Transfer cooked chicken and onions to a cutting board.  Dice until ½”-1” pieces.
  3. Lay out the 4 tortillas and distribute cheese, chicken, and onions evenly.  Fold in half and place on grill over medium heat.  Grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cheese has fully melted.  Cut into wedges and serve with salsa.
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Cooking Method:
Tex Mex
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Author: David Dial
Recipe Yields: 4 quesadillas
Prep Time: 195 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 215 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 quesadilla
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 304
Calories 692

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g
  Saturated Fat 14g
Sodium 1031mg
Total Carbohydrate 59g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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