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Taco Bell Quesadillas


  • 1⁄4cup mayonnaise
  • 2teaspoons minced jalapenos, slices
  • 2teaspoons jalapeno juice, from minced jalepenos
  • 3⁄4teaspoon sugar
  • 1⁄2teaspoon cumin
  • 1⁄2teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄8teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄8teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1dash salt
  • 4flour tortillas
  • 4chicken tenderloins
  • 1cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 2slices process American cheese


  • Combine sauce ingredients and stir until smooth.
  • Grill chicken in vegetable oil and cut into thin slices.
  • Preheat skillet over medium heat.
  • One at a time, lay tortilla into hot skillet and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of each shredded cheese and 1/2 cheese slice on one side of the tortilla.
  • Arrange about 1/4 cup chicken slices over tortilla on the same half covered with cheese.
  • On the empty side, spread about one tablespoon of sauce.
  • Fold over, and press gently with spatula.
  • Cook until cheese is melted and slice each into 4 pieces.


  • Chefipoo

    My son loves Taco Bell quesadillas! These are so close to the original, mainly because of the sauce. I made the sauce exact to the recipe. I think for those who do not like too much heat, just cut back on the Cayenne pepper. I loved the sauce as written, but for those with little ones, that is the spice that seemed most pronounced to me. Sooo easy to make! Yum!

  • khamilton2

    Fantastic recipe! I made 8 servings, but took the advice of other reviewers that it was a little too spicy, so I only used the amount of jalapeƱos and cayenne for the 4 serving size, and it came out DELICIOUS! My entire family loved it.. including my 6 year old! Will definitely make again.. and definitely pass it on. Thank you!

  • cst1996

    I loved these and the flavor was great. Enjoyed the jalapeno bite it had. My boys’ are young and thought it was too spicy so may scale down a little for them.

  • LenScapon

    This recipe rocked!!!

  • chwild

    This sauce is fantastic!! Taste identical to Taco Bell’s!!

  • kaferenza

    They’re alright but the title is misleading as they taste absolutely nothing like Taco Bell’s chicken quesadillas.

  • polkadotpenguin

    The jalapeno sauce tastes very much like Taco Bell’s sauce if Taco Bell’s wasn’t processed and probably full of about 1,000 chemicals. Very fresh and delicious! The quesadillas were yummy, even though I didn’t have any American cheese and just made them with the cheddar & pepper jack. I used the cooked-then-frozen chicken breast cubes from Tyson (just heated & shredded), and it was a really good & super fast dinner!

  • Moonlight underground

    THat’s funny how everyone was calling it too spicy, I didn’t think so at all! People need to learn some tolerance, haha. Great recipe!

  • myshell_8

    THis ones a keeper! It was way better than Taco bells and so simple to make! My kids asked for more even though it was way to spicy for them! Next time i will add barely any jelapenos. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

  • Can’t Boil Water

    Let me say that the kids HATED the mayo mixture before I added to the dish. HOWEVER, I decided to make it anyway. Let me say that nothing was left! The only change I made was to add a bit of olive oil to pan to warm shells and didn’t add jalapeno since I was out and thought it’d be too hot for the kids anyway. Since my kids(9,5,2) are finicky, I added a thin layer of mayo mixture to theirs. As for me, I added etra mixture since that is what makes this dish stand apart. Don’t know how close this is to the TB version but delicious nonetheless. Thanks for sharing!