Sheet Pan Cheesy Chicken and Shrimp Quesadillas

Our Sheet Pan Cheesy Chicken and Shrimp Quesadillas are packed with flavor, protein, and melty cheese–so good these quesadillas are sure to become a household favorite.

Looking for a hassle-free, delicious weeknight meal that will leave your family asking for seconds? Look no further! Our Sheet Pan Cheesy Chicken and Shrimp Quesadillas are the perfect solution. Packed with flavor, protein, and melty cheese, these quesadillas are sure to become a household favorite. In this post, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process to create this mouthwatering dish, guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Let’s get cooking!

Gather the following ingredients for this delightful dish:

  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8-10 medium-sized flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup refried pinto beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Softened butter for sheet pan
  • Sour cream (optional, for serving)
  • Guacamole (optional, for serving)
  • Taco sauce (optional, for serving)
  • Shredded lettuce (optional, for serving)

Preparing the Sheet Pan

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F
  2. Brush sheet pan with butter and assemble the flour tortillas while overlapping until the entire bottom of the sheet pan is covered then spoon refried beans on the bottom of the tortillas and spread evenly
  3. Set aside and move on to prepping the filling

Seasoning the filling

  1. Dice chicken and drizzle with olive and season with taco seasoning, salt and pepper
  2. Dice shrimp and drizzle olive oil and season with taco seasoning, salt and pepper
  3. To a skillet, sear chicken for 3-5 minutes until almost cooked through
  4. Add shrimp to the chicken and sear for another 2 minutes
  5. Turn off the heat and set filling aside

Baking

  1. On the prepared sheet pan with tortillas, add the chicken and shrimp filling in an even layer on top of refried beans
  2. Add cheese on top then two more tortillas to cover the center
  3. Fold over the tortillas over the filling until it is completely covered
  4. Use a second sheet pan, with butter brushed on the bottom and cover the first sheet pan to ensure everything is in place
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until tortilla is golden brown and cheese is melted

Serving

11. Remove from the oven and allow the quesadilla to cool for 10 minutes then slice and serve. Add toppings as desired

3. Tips for Success

  • To save time, consider using pre-cooked shrimp. Just toss them in the seasoning mix before assembling the quesadillas.
  • Experiment with different cheese varieties for a unique flavor profile. Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or a Mexican cheese blend can be excellent alternatives.
  • Add a kick of spice with sliced jalapeños or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for those who enjoy a little heat.

4. Health Benefits

This recipe provides a healthy balance of lean protein from chicken and shrimp. Additionally, using whole-grain tortillas can increase fiber content.

5. Customization Options

Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your family’s preferences. You can add additional veggies like mushrooms or spinach, or swap out the protein for alternatives like tofu or beans.

Yield: 6 sevings

Sheet Pan Cheesy Chicken and Shrimp Quesadillas

Sheet Pan Cheesy Chicken and Shrimp Quesadillas

Our Sheet Pan Cheesy Chicken and Shrimp Quesadillas are packed with flavor, protein, and melty cheese--so good these quesadillas are sure to become a household favorite.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8-10 medium-sized flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 /3 cup pinto refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Softened butter for sheet pan
  • Sour cream (optional, for serving)
  • Guacamole (optional, for serving)
  • Taco sauce (optional, for serving)
  • Shredded lettuce (optional, for serving)

Instructions

Preparing the Sheet Pan

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F
  2. Brush sheet pan with butter and assemble the flour tortillas while overlapping until the entire bottom of the sheet pan is covered then spoon refried beans on the tortillas and spread until even
  3. Set aside and move on to prepping the filling

Seasoning the filling

  1. Dice chicken and drizzle with olive and season with taco seasoning, salt and pepper
  2. Dice shrimp and drizzle olive oil and season with taco seasoning, salt and pepper
  3. To a skillet, sear chicken for 3-5 minutes until almost cooked through
  4. Add shrimp to the chicken and sear for another 2 minutes
  5. Turn off the heat and set filling aside

Baking

  1. On the prepared sheet pan with tortillas and refried beans add the chicken and shrimp filling in an even layer
  2. Add cheese on top then two more tortillas to cover the center
  3. Fold over the tortillas over the filling until it is completely covered
  4. Use a second sheet pan, with butter brushed on the bottom and cover the first sheet pan to ensure everything is in place
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until tortilla is golden brown and cheese is melted

Serving

1. Remove from the oven and allow the quesadilla to cool for 10 minutes then slice and serve. Add toppings as desired

6. FAQs

Q: Can I make these quesadillas ahead of time?

A: Absolutely! You can assemble the quesadillas and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.

Q: Are there any alternatives to flour tortillas?

A: Yes, you can use whole wheat tortillas or corn tortillas for a different flavor and texture.

Conclusion

There you have it – a mouthwatering Sheet Pan Cheesy Chicken and Shrimp Quesadilla recipe perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. Gather your ingredients and treat your family to a delightful culinary experience they’ll be asking for time and time again. Enjoy!

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