Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas – 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes

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Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas Waffle Maker recipe. These quesadillas are so easy and addictive, you’ll make them again and again. After all, who wouldn’t love a dish that is bursting with flavor and is so versatile?

Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas - 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes

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Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas

These quesadillas are so easy and addictive, you’ll make them again and again. After all, who wouldn’t love a dish that is bursting with flavor and is so versatile?

Makes 4 servings


A store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this recipe really easy, but you can use any leftover chicken.

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

• Fine-mesh sieve
• Baking sheet with wire rack


Pico de Gallo

  • 1 cup diced plum (Roma) tomatoes (250 mL)
  • Salt
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1⁄2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (125 mL)
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice (10 mL)


  • 8 small (6-inch/15 cm) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken (250 mL)

Nonstick cooking spray
Sour cream (optional)


1. Pico de Gallo: Place tomatoes in a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl or the sink. Season with 1 tsp (5 mL) salt and toss gently. Let drain for 25 minutes, then discard liquid.

2. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, jalapeños, onion, cilantro and lime juice. Season to taste with salt, if necessary.

3. Quesadillas: Preheat waffle maker and preheat oven to 200°F (100°C).

4. Place 1 tortilla on a plate and sprinkle with one-quarter each of the chicken, cheese and pico de gallo, spreading to within 1⁄4 inch (0.5 cm) of the edge. Top with another tortilla.

5. Spray waffle maker with cooking spray. Carefully transfer quesadilla to waffle maker and cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until tortilla is browned and cheese is melted. Transfer to rack on baking sheet and keep warm in preheated oven.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with remaining tortillas and filling, spraying waffle maker as necessary between quesadillas.

7. Cut each quesadilla into 4 to 6 wedges and serve warm with sour cream, if using.

If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check out my 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes cookbook review which contains a Waffled Veggie Tots recipe, as well as a Crispy Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli recipe, both of which I have shared with permission of the publisher. You can purchase 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes on Amazon.

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Neely Moldovan June 28, 2018 - 3:34 pm

This is so something I would add into our weeknight rotation! Seems like the perfect meal for our family!

Marissa | Marissa's Teachable Moments June 28, 2018 - 5:19 pm

This post should come with a warning: do not read when hungry 🙂 I’m tempted to run to the store to get the ingredients for these quesadillas, yum!

jenna June 28, 2018 - 5:24 pm

Omg yum!!! I was sold the second I saw this 🙂 I for sure need to try Quesadillas Waffles

Katrina June 28, 2018 - 8:10 pm

How yummy does this look! I need to try it! We all love Mexican food in our family.

Annemarie LeBlanc June 28, 2018 - 8:45 pm

What a fun way to recycle left over chicken! I will save this recipe for use later. Sure looks this will be another one of my family’s new favorite dishes.

Scott June 29, 2018 - 9:19 am

This is a favorite in our family. Topped with sour cream, it is better than anything from fast food!

Jackie June 29, 2018 - 9:25 am

I would never ever think to make a quesadilla with waffles. That looks and sounds slammin’!!

Tami June 29, 2018 - 1:59 pm

My husband never uses his waffle maker but insists on keeping it. Now I have an awesome way to use it.

Rosey June 29, 2018 - 3:52 pm

How fun to make them on the waffle maker! I do love to make quesadillas for the fam., and this is a great change up way to do it. I bet the texture it adds is nice too!

Julie June 29, 2018 - 7:44 pm

Sounds super delish! I’d add in the chicken for my family, and do vegetarian for myself. Thanks for the yummy sounding meal idea!

Lori Bosworth June 29, 2018 - 7:57 pm

Wow, these chicken quesadillas look delicious. I’m definitely going to have to get a waffle maker!

pat. June 30, 2018 - 10:01 am

Good pico de gallo makes for good recipes.


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