Ian Obermiller

Part time hacker, full time dad.

Taco Bell Chicken Quesadillas

Even better than the real thing.


Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno slices
  • 2 teaspoons juice from jalapeno slices
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash salt


  • 4 chicken breast tenderloins
  • 4 large flour tortillas (10-inch)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 2 slices American cheese


  1. Prepare creamy jalapeno sauce by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill so that flavors develop. Stir occasionally.
  2. Preheat your barbecue grill to medium heat.
  3. Rub chicken tenderloins with vegetable oil. Salt and pepper each side of each tenderloin. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side. When chicken is done, slice it very thin.
  4. When you are ready to build your quesadillas, preheat a 12-inch skillet over medium low heat.
  5. When the pan is hot lay one tortilla in the pan. Arrange about 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup of shredded jack cheese on half of the tortilla. Tear up half a slice of American cheese and arrange it on the other cheeses.
  6. Arrange about 1/4 cup of sliced chicken over the cheese.
  7. Spread about 1 tablespoon of jalapeno sauce over the tortilla on the half with no ingredients on it.
  8. Fold the sauced-covered half of the tortilla over onto the ingredients on the other half and press down with a spatula. Cook for about 1 minute, then turn the quesadilla over and cook for a couple more minutes or until the cheese inside is melted. Slice into four pieces and serve hot. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.