Lime chicken quesadillas with bacon from the Meyer Food Blog

Lime Chicken Quesadillas with Bacon

These cheesy lime chicken quesadillas are made with bacon and cheddar and take just 25 minutes, start to finish. No fancy ingredients and very flavorful!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 410 kcal
Author Meyer Food Blog


  • 1 tbsp olive oil (plus more for frying)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 lime, juiced + zest from the lime
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (or 3 tsp fresh oregano)
  • 6 flour tortilla shells
  • 1/2 lb chicken breast, skinless, boneless, thinly sliced (about 500 g)
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar, grated (about 150 g)
  • 1 1/2 cups white cheese, grated (about 150 g)


  1. Mix the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice and zest, chopped onions, minced garlic, salt, pepper, chilli, sugar and oregano into a medium shallow bowl and whisk until well mixed. Set aside about 1/4 cup marinade.

  2. Add the chicken breast and marinade for at least 15 minutes (or longer, if you prefer).

  3. Heat up some oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat and add the chicken breast. Fry for about 4 minutes each side, until lightly charred and juicy. Before removing the chicken, add some marinade to the pan and let it cook for another minute. Remove from pan and set aside to cool. When cooled, chop it into bite-sized pieces.

  4. Fry the bacon until desired doneness and chop into small pieces.

  5. Mix the cheeses and divide into three.

  6. In a clean pan, heat up a little oil over medium high heat. Lay one tortilla shell down. Add about one third of the cheese at the bottom, then lay on the chicken and bacon, and then add some more cheese on top. Lay another tortilla shell on top. Fry until the bottom cheese is melting and the bottom of the tortilla shell is browning.

  7. In order to flip it, take a large plate and place it on top of the quesadilla. Flip the pan over and then slide the tortilla back into the pan, cooked side on top. Fry the tortilla for another 3 or so minutes, until all the cheese is melted.

  8. Remove and repeat with two more times. Slice and enjoy, optionally (and traditionally), with sour cream and salsa. Garnish with chopped green onions.

    Bon appetit!