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Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas

Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas are crispy on the outside and full of chopped chicken, crumbled bacon, green chiles, ranch dressing, and melted cheese. Serve them with salsa or pico de gallo for an awesome lunch or gameday snack.

Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas cut into triangles and stacked.

 

The combination of chicken, bacon, and ranch is a real winner, especially when there’s melted cheese involved. These Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas are a real hit with kids and older kids can easily make them as an afterschool snack if you have the filling premixed and ready to go in the refrigerator.

Tips for Making Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas:

  • I like to use rotisserie chicken, but any leftover cooked chicken can be used, even fried chicken.
  • The filling can be made up to a day or two in advance, making these quesadillas fabulously quick and easy to make.
  • A pizza cutter is really great for cutting them into triangles.

 

Quesadilla triangles on plate with bowl of pico de gallo.

 

  • I like to fry quesadillas in butter. You’ll need to be sure the heat doesn’t get too high or the butter will burn. Vegetable oil or olive oil can be used instead of butter for frying.
  • Typically I like to grate my own cheese for recipes but for quesadillas, I really like to use pre-shredded packaged cheese. You can use cheddar, a Mexican blend or Colby Jack.

 

Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas drizzle with ranch on a plate.

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Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas cut into triangles and stacked.

Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas

Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas are crispy on the outside and full of chopped chicken, crumbled bacon, green chiles, ranch dressing, and melted cheese. Serve them with salsa or pico de gallo for an awesome lunch or gameday snack.

PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 5 mins
SERVINGS: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup chopped, cooked chicken
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2-3 tablespoons Ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon canned diced green chiles or jalapenos
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • additional ranch, salsa, and cilantro for serving, optional

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, stir together chicken, bacon, Ranch dressing, and green chiles.
  • For each quesadilla, place one tortilla on a flat surface. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of cheese. Top the cheese with half the chicken mixture and then sprinkle on another 1/3 cup cheese.
  • Top with a second tortilla.
    Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the quesadilla. Cook until the bottom is golden brown, flip over and cook until the cheese is melted.
  • Repeat for the second quesadilla.
  • Serve with additonal ranch, salsa, and cilantro if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 922kcal
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken quesadillas, Super Bowl

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5 thoughts on “Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Quesadillas”

  1. Mark Lawrence

    I love Mexican food and what could be better than chicken, bacon and cheese? I tried this recepie a few days ago and it was a hit! thanks

  2. Techwhippet

    Hi Christin,
    Thanks for your best article about chicken bacon and ranch quesadillas.
    Keep your good job.

  3. Richard Tunner

    Chicken AND bacon quesadilla! You just made my day! YUM!!! THis looks soooo good! I’m printing-THANKS:)

  4. Susan Dubose

    This looks really yummy, & easy enough for my teen age kids to do them selves when I’m not at home.. Thankyou for sharing

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