Are you looking for a quick and easy meal that’s packed full of flavor? Look no further than these chicken bacon ranch quesadillas!
These deliciously cheesy concoctions are the perfect choice for a busy weeknight dinner or a weekend lunch. They also make a great snack!
Whether you’re feeding picky eaters like kids or looking for a fun twist on traditional Mexican fare, these quesadillas are sure to please.
🧀 What is a Quesadilla
A quesadilla is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, and spices, then cooked on a griddle.
Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States. You can read more about it here Quesadilla - Wikipedia.
To make this quesadilla recipe as easy as possible I like to use rotisserie chicken but if that is not an option for you, you will need to cook the chicken before starting this recipe.
🥓 How to Make Bacon
If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I've put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon - 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven. If you happen to have an Air Fryer you can also make your bacon in it by following my Air Fryer Bacon recipe.
💭 Recipe Tip
If you don't feel like cooking bacon just for this recipe you can use precooked bacon. Simply warm it up in the microwave and chop it up. You probably won't even taste the difference.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
If you don't have any Colby Jack on hand you can substitute for some Mexican Blend Cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese or you can use whatever kind you prefer or have on hand as long as it melts well
For the burger version of this recipe check out my Bacon Ranch Chicken Burgers. Yummy!!
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make these Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas: Flour Tortillas, Ranch Dressing, Rotisserie Chicken, Bacon and Colby Jack Cheese.
🥣 How to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
Place 4 flour tortillas on the counter. Spread 2 tablespoons ranch dressing over 2 tortillas.
Top each with ¼ of the cheese, half of the chicken, half of the bacon and a ¼ of the cheese. Top each with another tortilla.
On a lightly greased skillet, add one quesadilla and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, checking frequently, until the bottom tortilla is crisp and browned.
Turn over and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, or until lightly browned. Repeat for the remaining quesadilla.
Cut into wedges and serve immediately with a side of sour cream for dipping (optional).
Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
For Serving (optional)
- Ranch Dressing
- Avocado, sliced
- Place 4 flour tortillas on the counter. Spread 2 tablespoons ranch dressing over 2 tortillas.
- Top each with ¼ of the cheese, half of the chicken, half of the bacon and a ¼ of the cheese. Top each with another tortilla.
- On a lightly greased skillet, add one quesadilla and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, checking frequently, until the bottom tortilla is crisp and browned.
- Turn over and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, or until lightly browned. Repeat for the remaining quesadilla.
- Cut into wedges and serve immediately with a side of sour cream for dipping (optional).
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.