Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla

Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla

Everyone’s favorite Taco Bell menu item: I created this recipe for an Air Fryer Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla today while preparing a quick lunch for my kids.

Different Recipes

With its crispy outside and creamy, spicy inside, the Taco Bell Quesadilla is a great foundation for many delectable variations. To keep your meals interesting and customized to your tastes, try these inventive takes on the traditional recipe:

Beef Quesadilla: To make a beefier take on the traditional quesadilla, replace the chicken with thinly sliced sirloin or seasoned ground beef. For an added taste boost, sprinkle the steak with taco spice.

Vegetarian Quesadilla: For a substantial meal, swap out the chicken for a mixture of black beans, corn, and diced tomatoes.Richness and creaminess are added by adding avocado slices or guacamole after cooking.

Spicy Shrimp Quesadilla: Use Cajun-seasoned shrimp as your protein to kick up the spice. The creamy jalapeño sauce complements the heat of the shrimp, creating a delectable seafood variation.

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla: Before adding the cooked chicken to the quesadilla, mix it with your preferred BBQ sauce. This rendition has a very American flavor profile thanks to the combination of the sour kick from the jalapeño sauce and the smokiness of BBQ.

Breakfast Quesadilla: Add scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, and a sprinkling of cheese to make this quesadilla a breakfast feast. For the ideal start to the day, serve with a side of salsa.


  1.  one-fourth teaspoon powdered garlic
  2. Two tspn of jalapeño juice
  3. two tsp chopped jalapenos
  4. one-third cup mayonnaise
  5. 1/2 teaspoon parpika and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. Half a teaspoon of sugar
  8. half a teaspoon of cumin powder
  9. One pound of cooked, diced chicken
  10. Three pieces of American cheese
  11. Five eight-inch flour tortillas
  12. two mugs Monterey & Cheddar Jack cheese, shredded; divided


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, jalapeño, jalapeño juice, and seasonings until the sauce is well blended.
  • Place a single tortilla open on a level surface. Lay a half-slice of cheese on one long side of the tortilla. Add half a cup of shredded cheese on the same side.
  • Put five or six chicken slices over the cheese.
  • Distribute 1 tablespoon of sauce over the tortilla’s opposing sides.
  • After folding the tortilla, cut it in half.
  • After giving the air fryer basket a quick oil spray, put the half-quesadilla inside. Drizzle a little oil on the quesadilla and cook for 3 minutes on 370 degrees, then flip and heat for an additional 2 minutes.
  • For each tortilla, repeat steps 2 through 5.

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