Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla

 

Don't knock it until you try it. There's something so delicious about teriyaki chicken stuffed in a gooey, cheesy cheddar quesadilla. Plus the kids love it, Win!! ohsweetbasil.com

 

I know this is a little weird to admit as it’s really not at all healthy and I wouldn’t ever make it for my kids after school, but I might as well let you in on my life. So here goes, at least 3-4 times a week when I would get home from high school I’d make myself a  teriyaki chicken quesadilla or burrito. I know, dinner was only a few hours away and most kids were having a snack but I was having a full on meal. But it was good, it was real good.

 

Don't knock it until you try it. There's something so delicious about teriyaki chicken stuffed in a gooey, cheesy cheddar quesadilla. Plus the kids love it, Win!! ohsweetbasil.com

 

And then for some odd reason I totally forgot about it. Fast forward 10 or so years and I rediscovered this delicacy. I had some leftover teriyaki chicken from the night our babysitter went into labor at our house, while babysitting. Oh, you missed that? If you’re following me on Instagram (@ohsweetbasil) you know that I took the hubs to a Utah Jazz basketball game and due to a few changes we ended up having our friend, who was pregnant with her first, babysit for us. She wasn’t having anything happen with baby, the kids would be in bed sleeping and the neighbors had been alerted that a preggers was babysitting just in case anything did happen.

 

Don't knock it until you try it. There's something so delicious about teriyaki chicken stuffed in a gooey, cheesy cheddar quesadilla. Plus the kids love it, Win!! ohsweetbasil.com

 

So off we went to the game and I was texting like mad, “Any baby news? How’s baby? Are you in labor? Get that baby out!!” It was all good fun and I was truly just teasing her when suddenly I got a text, “K, this is for reals, I think my water just broke.” Holy cow!!! Was this for real? You should have seen Cade and I run out of there. I mean seriously. Just minutes before I had told him that I had a feeling that we should head home. I even had my coat in my lap. He had said to wait a little longer as it was just half time. Nope! My feeling had been right. We ran up the stairs, down the street and straight to our car and then flew home. The next day one of our favorite family’s ever had a beautiful baby girl.

 

Don't knock it until you try it. There's something so delicious about teriyaki chicken stuffed in a gooey, cheesy cheddar quesadilla. Plus the kids love it, Win!! ohsweetbasil.com

 

So, here’s to you Ashton and Tyler! Thanks for not giving birth in my living room! Haha, jk. But seriously, love those sweet friends.

 

What Is A Quesadilla?

A quesadilla is a tortilla that is filled with meat, cheese or sometimes other ingredients.

It is then heated on a griddle.

 

Can You Use Corn Tortillas For Quesadillas?

Flour tortillas are more durable and are most commonly used for quesadillas.

But, both corn and flour tortillas make good quesadillas.

 

Is Teriyaki Sauce Gluten Free?

The most common source of gluten in teriyaki sauce is from soy sauce.

Most soy sauce contains gluten.

But, you can buy gluten free soy sauce to make gluten free teriyaki sauce.

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Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla

Yield: 2 large quesadillas - 2 servings

Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla

Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the chicken and teriyaki sauce in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Remove from the oven and shred the chicken.
  4. Reserve a little sauce for the quesadilla.
  5. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook both sides of the tortilla.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Sprinkle a little cheese over the tortilla, add the chicken and drizzle a little sauce over the top.
  8. Sprinkle a little more cheese so the sauce doesn't saturate the tortilla, add another tortilla on top and place on the pan, flipping once until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

22

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1754 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 377.5mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 83.6g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 66.9g Protein: 109.1g

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33 comments on “Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla”

  1. Do you think the teriyaki chicken could me made in a crockpot?

  2. Woooow dis is incredible cheessssssssssy & drooling share glad to stop by ur amazing blog

  3. Wow, killer recipe, especially the Terikayi sauce! I’ll use that on all kinds of things. I quick-fried some onions slices in the left over sauce and stacked them on top of the quesadillas with guacamole on the side, this was a big hit.

  4. I assume you meant to add to the recipe to place another tortilla on top, before cooking and flipping! Sounds yummy.

  5. Wow! Never thought of using teriyaki sauce in a quesadilla – I’ll definitely have to try it out, thank you 🙂

  6. Oh my goodness this looks amazing!!! My mouth is watering just looking at it. This is my kind of deadly thing that I’d love to cook up. Thank you for sharing this, I think this is what my taste buds need right now 🙂

  7. I just love the variation and variety! Look’s delish!

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  10. Hi! I love your blog and your recipes! I’m trying to get out of my boring meals and try some new things and I love these. Thanks!

  11. What a great way to use leftover teriyaki chicken! This looks perfectly ooey gooey!

  12. I love this easy, cheesy Asian twist on traditional quesadillas! So mouthwatering!

  13. I love quesadillas. They are so yummy and always a crowd pleaser.

  14. Well that will always be a fun story to tell! Love the recipe, I am always trying to add something new to my quesadillas

  15. That is some real life excitement! Congrats to your friends and now I’m craving teriyaki chicken!

  16. Oh my gosh, that story! It’s like a movie! And these quesadillas? Yum, so cheesy!

  17. Love the idea of using teriyaki chicken in a quesadilla!

  18. this quesadilla looks amazing! I love the stringy melted cheese!