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A teriyaki chicken filled quesadilla cut into triangles and stacked on top of each other. Served on a rustic wooden board.

Pulled Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla

Golden toasted tortillas filled with gooey melted cheese and pulled chicken that is coated in teriyaki marinade.

Course lunch, Main
Cuisine Not Specific
Keyword Chicken Quesadilla, Pulled Chicken Recipe, Teriyaki Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 (will feed about 3-4 people)
Calories 585 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • 1.5 L of chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts brought up to room temperature fat trimmed
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons of teriyaki marinade
  • 1 handful of coriander roughly chopped
  • 4 tortillas
  • 300 g cheddar cheese grated


  1. Put your stock in a pot, then bring to a boil over high heat. Add the chicken breasts and bring the stock back to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down low and simmer the chicken breasts for 17-18 minutes until cooked through.

  2. Use a pair of tongs to transfer the chicken to a chopping board, then shred the meat with 2 forks.

  3. Put the shredded meat on some kitchen paper to dry it out a bit.

  4. Pre-heat a large pot or frying pan over medium heat. Add your vegetable oil, then add your red onions. Fry the onions for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally until they go nice and brown. from there, add your garlic and fry for another minute. Then, add your chicken and teriyaki marinade and stir through until the chicken is well coated.

  5. Turn the heat off, then add your coriander.

  6. Get a preferably non-stick frying pan over low-medium heat. Place a tortilla flat in the pan.

  7. Put a layer grated cheddar cheese on one half of the tortilla, then put some of your pulled teriyaki chicken on top the cheese. Finish with another layer of cheese, then fold the other half of the tortilla over the top.

  8. Turn the heat up to medium, then toast the quesadilla on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted.

  9. Serve straight away and enjoy! 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure your filling isn't too soggy or wet, this can make the tortillas go oily/soggy when you try to toast them. 
  • Remember, a quesadilla won't work without the cheese. The cheese is the glue to bind the tortilla and the filling together.
  • Use a cheese that melts easily. If you don't want to use cheddar, you can use mozzarella, provolone and/or fontina cheese.
  • If you freeze the quesadillas, put them in the oven to heat them back up. The hot air from an oven will dry out the moisture and won't make your quesadillas soggy.
Nutrition Facts
Pulled Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 585 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 16.8g105%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 2747mg119%
Potassium 721mg21%
Carbohydrates 21.1g7%
Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugar 7.6g8%
Protein 49.4g99%
Calcium 470mg47%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.