Margarita Chicken Quesadillas


Margarita mix makes the chicken in these baked quesadillas fantastic! Cut into quarters to serve.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 quesadillas


  • 1 cup bottled margarita mix

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-size pieces

  • 8 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Stir margarita mix, lemon juice, lime juice, and garlic powder together in a large bowl.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess oil from chicken. Pour margarita mixture into the skillet with chicken; simmer until most of margarita mixture is evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer and drain chicken to a paper towel-lined plate.

  4. Layer 4 tortillas with chicken, Cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese; top with remaining 4 tortillas. Place the prepared quesadillas, 1 or 2 at a time, on a large baking sheet.

  5. Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining quesadillas; cut into quarters to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

812 Calories
34g Fat
87g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 812
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1287mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 604mg 46%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 410mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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