Chicken Sheet Pan Quesadillas

With corn, black beans, chicken and loads of flavor, these EASY Sheet Pan Quesadillas will be your new go-to weeknight meal!

overhead of quesadillas in the oven with salsa and sour cream


 

Quesadillas in the oven have never been easier. We all know I love a good quesadilla. Cheesy, tasty and totally dipped in sauce quesadillas.

Baked chicken quesadillas can be crunchy and cheesy without frying. I promise!

Quesadillas in the Oven

But that usually means frying in a skillet and if I am making them for several people, want to save a few calories or just not make a mess, the oven is a better bet.

sheet pan quesadillas cut into wedges with corn, beans and cheese

Can you make crispy quesadillas in the oven? YES! The trick is to press them down by stacking on sheet pan on top for the first part of cooking. Then remove it and let those bad boys brown.

Sheet Pan Quesadilla Fillings

These sheet pan quesadillas are filled with chicken, corn, beans and of course, cheese. ALL THE CHEESE. But you can make any variations you’d like and still end up with a fabulous creation.

ingredients for chicken quesadillas

This version uses:

  • Cooked chicken- shredded or cubed
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Flour tortillas
  • Cheese
  • Butter
close up side view of chicken quesadilla fillings

Don’t skimp on the cheese though, it is the glue that holds a quesadilla together.

Variations

  • Chicken can be swapped for cooked ground beef, barbacoa, brisket , pulled pork, cooked bacon or sautéed mushrooms for a vegetarian option.
  • In addition to or as a swap for the beans and corn, also consider onions, garlic, jalapenos, bell pepper, tomatoes or squash. If you do use fresh veggies, make sure to saute them. Sweating out the excess liquid will prevent the filling from making tortillas soggy.
  • I used a Mexican blend of cheese but cheddar, Monterey jack, pepper jack or cotija work as well.

Pro Tip: For quick shredded chicken, grab a rotisserie chicken at the store or chop up leftover chicken from another meal.

hand holding quesadilla wedge

Sauces

You know I love my sauces! If it is a party, then I serve my sheet pan quesadillas with a variety of sauces. These are my favorite:

dipping quesadilla in the oven in homemade salsa

If you like it spicy- add chipotle peppers with adobo sauce, super hot salsa or fresh jalapenos slices.

How to Make Quesadillas in the Oven

Sheet pan quesadillas literally can not get any easier.

  1. Preheat the oven and lightly grease a quarter sheet pan.
  2. Combine your chosen fillings in a mixing bowl along with spices. Aim for about 3 cups of fillings and 2 cups of cheese. Freshly shredded cheese will melt better than pre-shredded cheese.
corn, chicken and bean quesadilla filling in a mixing bowl
  1. Line the sheet pan with the flour tortillas so that half of them hang off the sides. Depending on the size, you might need a few more to cover the top after folding over.
  2. Spread out the filling mixture evenly onto the tortillas and top with the grated cheese.
how to make quesadillas in the oven
  1. Fold the tortillas over the top and top with one or two more, if needed. Baste melted butter over the tops. This is optional, but will get them crispier than not using anything.
oven chicken quesadilla
  1. Place another sheet pan on top to press them down and in place for the first part of baking.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes then remove the top sheet pan and cook the quesadillas uncovered for an additional 10-15 minutes so they brown and crispy up nicely.
browned and crispy sheet pan quesadilla
  1. Remove from the oven and cut into squares or triangles. Serve with your favorite sauces.

Storage & Reheating Sheet Pan Quesadillas

This recipe is enough for a quarter sheet pan— you can double the recipe for a standard half sheet pan size and it will serve about 8.

close up of garnished sheet pan quesadillas

I don’t advise making this recipe ahead of time, the tortillas will get soggy. You can prepare the filling and assembly right before popping in the oven.

Store leftovers refrigerated and covered for up to 3 days.

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Chicken Sheet Pan Quesadillas

4.86 from 7 votes
With corn, black beans, chicken and loads of flavor, these EASY Quesadillas in the oven will be your new go-to weeknight meal!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Quesadillas:

  • 2 cups chicken , cooked and shredded or chopped
  • 1 cup can yellow corn , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8-10 medium flour tortillas
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend , shredded
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted

Garnish & Sauces:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and lightly grease a quarter sheet pan.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, corn, beans, chili powder, and cumin. Set aside.
    corn, beans and chicken in a bowl
  • Line the sheet pan with the tortillas so that half of them hang off the sides.
  • Spread out the chicken mixture evenly onto the tortillas and top with the grated cheese.
    how to make a sheet pan quesadilla
  • Fold the tortillas onto themselves. You might need one or two more to cover the top. Place another sheet pan on top to press them down and in place.
    quesadillas in the oven in a pan
  • Brush the tops with melted butter.
  • Cook for 20 minutes then remove the top sheet pan and cook the quesadillas uncovered for an additional 10-15 minutes.
    browned quesadillas on a sheet pan
  • Remove from the oven and cut into squares or triangles. Serve warm and top with garnishes of your choice.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings!

Nutrition

Calories: 472 kcal, Carbohydrates: 39 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 26 g, Saturated Fat: 14 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 68 mg, Sodium: 972 mg, Potassium: 283 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 3 g, Vitamin A: 623 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 453 mg, Iron: 3 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 472
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheese quesadillas, chicken quesadillas, csheet pan quesadillas, quesadillas in the oven
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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    My hubby and daughter loved this recipe! So quick to throw together and get in the oven for a easy dinner night! Excited to make this again! So yummy and tasty!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh, quesadillas, what would I do with you? Delicious, easy and quick to make and always the start of the show!

  3. 5 stars
    I love how versatile this is! We put different fillings on different sides to make a huge batch for the whole family. So delicious and so easy. Thanks!