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Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla

This delightful chicken and bacon pizza quesadilla is brimming with fresh flavors and tons of delicious, stringy cheese. It also boasts tender chicken, crispy bacon, crispy peppers, and a tangy pizza sauce that brings so much flavor to the mix. And hey, you don’t need to stick strictly to the recipe. You can top the pizzas based on your preferences. Talk about customization!

Chicken and bacon pizza quesadilla on a platter.


All you need to bring this recipe to life is a few minutes, a handful of toppings, and tortillas. If you’re feeling confident, you can even get the kids involved with topping their own pizzas! A little Italian seasoning is the finishing touch before these quesadilla pizzas bubble away in the oven.

Although these tasty pizzas aren’t as thick as thick-pan versions, they’re lighter and equally satisfying. And really, what other reason do you need to skip the takeout? You’re SO welcome.

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Why You’ll Love This Chicken and Bacon Pizza Quesadilla Recipe

  • It’s quick, easy, and delicious.
  • The prep work is straightforward, making it an ideal recipe for beginners.
  • The combination of tender chicken, crispy bacon, and tangy pizza sauce makes this an Italian-fusion sensation.
  • It’s packed with protein and is relatively high in fiber.
Slices of chicken and bacon pizza quesadilla.

Ingredients

The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

  • Tortillas: Any tortilla works well for this recipe. You can use old-school white tortillas or go for wholewheat or seeded varieties!
  • Chicken breasts: I love using tender chicken breasts for this recipe. If you’re short on time or don’t have any leftovers, you can use rotisserie chicken.
  • Bacon: Crispy bacon is key to this recipe, as it gives it a delicious, salty, and savory flavor. You can use bacon bits or fresh bacon—it’s up to you.
  • Pizza sauce: A classic marinara sauce brings a pizza-like flavor to your simple tortillas. Feel free to layer it on!
  • Green pepper and red pepper: For a burst of sweetness and a slight crunch with each bite.
  • Mozzarella cheese: Grated mozzarella works fine for the ultimate cheese pull!
  • Italian seasoning: Just a sprinkle for a hint of authentic, herby flavor.

How to Make This Chicken and Bacon Pizza Quesadilla

  • Step One: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Step Two: Place the tortillas on baking sheets and then spread the pizza sauce evenly over them. Leave a small gap around the edges.
  • Step Three: Top the tortillas with chicken, bacon, peppers, and cheese.
  • Step Four: Sprinkle Italian seasoning over the top.
  • Step Five: Bake the tortillas for 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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    What to Serve with This Chicken and Bacon Pizza Quesadilla

    You can eat this chicken and bacon pizza quesadilla solo. But if you feel like jazzing things up, these satisfying sides are bound to impress!

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • If you don’t have leftover chicken (or fresh chicken to cook), you can grab a rotisserie chicken.
    • You can whip up the filling a couple of days ahead of time and store it in the fridge before cooking.
    • Don’t feel like cutting your quesadilla into triangles? Use a pizza cutter for perfect shapes!
    • Brushing a small amount of butter over your quesadillas will give them a gorgeous, browned exterior.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • You can use grated mozzarella or a ball of mozzarella for this recipe. I use grated as it’s easier!
    • To switch up the cheese blend, add cheddar or Colby Jack for a sharper flavor.
    • A small spoonful of sour cream or guacamole can be great for dipping!
    • To make this recipe keto-friendly, switch out the regular tortillas for a low-carb, high-fiber version.

    Storage Instructions

    I suggest eating these chicken and bacon pizza quesadillas fresh. 

    They’re technically safe if stored in an airtight container in the fridge, but they won’t be quite as crispy! 

    Reheat them in the air fryer instead of the microwave if you want to retain their texture.

    Can I Freeze?

    I don’t recommend freezing this recipe, as the tortillas won’t hold up well enough once defrosted.

    You’ll also like these BBQ Chicken Pizza, BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Quesadillas and Chicken Pinwheels.

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    5 from 1 vote

    Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 4
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 7 minutes
    Total Time 12 minutes
    Put an Italian spin on this open-faced quesadilla. This super easy recipe is one your family will crave again and again!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 2 large tortillas
    • 2 to 3 cooked chicken breasts cubed
    • 5 strips bacon cooked and chopped
    • ½ cup pizza sauce
    • 1 green pepper chopped
    • 1 red pepper chopped
    • 1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
    • tsp Italian seasoning

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • Place tortillas on baking sheets, Spread pizza sauce evenly over tortilla leaving a gap around the edges.
    • Top with chicken, bacon, peppers and then cheese. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over top.
    • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 800mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Appetizers
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla

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    39 Comments

    1. We had pizza for supper tonight and I know what you mean about the heavy crust. I ended up picking the toppings off and not eating most of the crust.

      I like that tortillas make it very easy to customize for each person.
      Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week!

    2. Amy Lovell says:

      This looks delicious thanks!

    3. kathy downey says:

      I can’t wait to make it!

    4. Elaine Buonsante says:

      All the benefits of a tasty pizza without all the carbs! Great idea!

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