Chicken-Doritos Quesadilla

 Chicken Dorito Quesadilla to satisfy a craving
My oldest son is a good eater. However, he has always experienced spurts of random enthusiasm for very specific foods. Funny thing is, while pregnant with him, I had the exact types of precise cravings (just for different things). I wanted rainbow sprinkles, baby corn out of a can, diced ham sandwiches with pancakes…it was pretty crazy. And it always amazed me how driven and defined these cravings were.

With my second son, I didn’t have any of that nonsense and it just so happens he is my picky eater. Makes me wonder.

Lucky for my oldest, I do sometimes give in to his food fantasies. They kind of crack me up and I understand every bit of it. Remember this is the kid who has begged for the Taco Burger, the Cheeseburger Quiche, Chicken Frito Pie and the Whopper’s Ice Cream Cake and now the Spicy Doritos Quesadilla. Are you seeing a pattern? Thank goodness he eats his vegetables.

“Mom, I want a quesadilla. But I want Doritos in it. And it needs to be a little bit spicy. And I need it now because I’m starving…again.” I added the chicken to give it some staying power.

After tasting a slice I did agree it was really good. He devoured it and then went on to eat salmon and green beans for dinner.

I won’t mention exact measurments for this quesadilla, since everyone will likely make it to their own specifications. 

He’s already asked if I would serve this to his friends. I suppose this is a teenage friendly dish...imagine that.

Do you ever indulge your kid’s food fantasies? What have you made?

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Chicken-Doritos Quesadilla

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: As many as you choose to make


  • leftover rotisserie chicken
  • taco seasoning
  • flour tortillas
  • shredded Mexican style cheese (I used Sargento shredded Nacho & Taco Blend)
  • Doritos chips, any flavor you choose
  • sliced pickled jalapenos
  • lime wedges
  • hot sauce


  • Preheat a nonstick skillet and coat with cooking spray or a little bit of oil. Warm chicken in skillet and sprinkle with desired amount of taco seasoning until fully incorporated and heated through. Remove from heat.
  • Preheat grill pan or other nonstick pan and coat with cooking spray or oil. Sprinkle half a flour tortilla with a generous amount of cheese and layer with Doritos, chicken and jalapenos. Fold tortilla in half and place on the grill pan. Cook until cheese is melted, about two minutes on each side.
  • Slice into wedges and serve with cut limes and hot sauce.

Chicken Dorito Quesadilla
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7 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. Megan 1

    Why have I never thought of this? Doritos are the perfect food to smush into quesadillas! Your son knows what’s up.

  2. I hate to admit it but we love the doritos tacos from Taco Bell so I know that these would be a huge hit at our house!~ Making these soon!!

  3. it’s like the best of a soft taco and a hardshell taco in one!

  4. That looks so wrong that it’s so right!!

  5. Sean 5

    This makes perfect sense to me. There’s just no denying it…the first Dorito out of a freshly opened bag is one the all time great taste sensations of the modern world. First bite of an apple is good too, but…

  6. Armymum 6

    we used to have what we called “silly suppers” every once and a while…. strawberry picking day was always homemade strawberry shortcake for supper and can remember during a particularly bad humid heatwave a ice cream sundae or two for dinner….. i did gross the boys out one halloween…. made ” bloody brains” (mac & cheese with the ruffle pasta baked in a pyrex bowl and inverted, then squiggled with ketchup) and “eyeballs” (deviled eggs with a slice of green olive with pimento)….

  7. Stacy 8

    That looks so good. I have always wondered about mixing doritos in with quesadillas or nachos, but never knew how it would turn out. Definitely trying it :)


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