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Cut up tortillas garnished with salsa and cilantro on a plate.

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

These simple cheesy chicken quesadillas are “fried” in the air fryer to a crispy perfection in just 10 minutes! They’re so quick and easy, and are a great snack or lunch for you and your little ones.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2 quesadillas
Calories 376 kcal



  • 2 flour tortillas, 8 inch
  • 1 cup Mexican 3 cheese blend sharp cheddar, monterey jack and colby
  • 1 cup chicken, cut into small pieces


  • Add cheese and chicken to one half side of the tortilla.
  • Fold the quesadilla in half (in a half moon shape), place it in the Air fryer, add the trivet on top of it. Air fry at 350 Fahrenheit for 8-9 minutes or until crispy and cooked through.
  • Serve with guacamole, salsa, or sour cream.


*Nutritional facts provided are only an estimate, accuracy is not guaranteed. 
  • You do not need to add oil to the air fryer basket or tortillas.
  • If you have a smaller air fryer, cook in batches as needed. 
  • If using corn tortillas, I recommend layering one whole tortilla on top of the other. Corn tortillas are not as flexible and will break if you try to fold them.
  • There is no need to flip the quesadillas, the air flow of the air fryer will crisp it up.
  • If you don’t have a trivet, try using a (non plastic!) spoon or fork. 


Serving: 2quesadillasCalories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 22gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 576mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 604IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 442mgIron: 2mg
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