Chicken and Cheese Waffles Quesadilla Recipe

Your waffle machine isn’t just for breakfast! We love waffles for dinner and I don’t just mean for dessert. From our pepperoni pizza waffles to these delicious Waffle Quesadillas we bring out the waffle iron at least once every couple of weeks for dinner. These are a great alternative to Chicken Taco or Fajitas it’s easy to adjust the spice level to what you enjoy so here you go our Chicken Waffle Quesadilla Recipe for your family to enjoy.

waffle quesadillas on a wooden board text above read Waffle Quesadillas

Waffles for Dinner

Savoury waffles are one of my favourites, but the kids weren’t convinced at first used more to the waffles we enjoy for breakfast and desserts it took a little to convince them. But, they are now converted and loving trying new recipes and ideas.

making waffle quesadillas

As the waffle iron heats and cooks the waffle batter if you include cheese it melts into the waffles and is perfectly cooked when you release the lid.

delicious melted cheese and chicken waffle quesadillas

We like to serve these with some guacamole, sour cream and a side salad. Perfect for Mexican night in the Hey Mom house.

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Check out our other chicken recipes including this delicious weeknight chicken carbonara with spaghetti.

What is a Quesadillas?

Quesadillas are a South to Central Mexica Taco that is usually made with a corn tortilla and filled with cheese, vegetables and some form of meat. Easy to make they are popular for lunch throughout Central America as well.

This version takes the idea of the cheese filled, with meat and Mexican flavours and puts it together in our favourite savoury waffle mix.

Waffle Quesadilla

We have used cheddar and pepper jack cheese in this quesadilla recipe and as you tear into the waffles the cheese oozes out fantastic.

hand holding a waffle quesadilla with the melted cheese oozing out between the segments

Made with chicken and taco seasoning the spice can be adjusted by using mild or stronger chilli powder to season the chicken.

How to make Chicken and Cheese Waffle Quesadillas

Hey Mom! So how do we make these delicious after-school snacks for chicken and cheese waffle quesadillas? Well I’m so glad you have asked the full recipe and ingredient list is below and it’s really simple to follow. But don’t forget to save this recipe so that you can find it again at a later date.

Yield: 8 Quesadillas

Delicious Cheesy Dinner Waffle Quesadillas

waffle quesadillas with chicken and cheese inside a quick and easy family dinner

A delicious alternative to corn tortilla quesadillas, these savoury waffles are filled with Mexican spices and chicken plus delicious melted cheese ideal for family dinners.

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


For the Filling

  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

For the Savoury Waffles

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  1. Prepare the chicken add it to a skillet and season with chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Stir to combine and cook over medium to low heat until warmed. Remove from heat and set aside.chicken ready for quesadillas seasoned with fajita spices
  2. Preheat the waffle iron.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.dry ingredients for waffles
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and vegetable oil. Whisk until mixed.waffle ingredients for savoury waffles
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.making waffle batter
  6. Grease both the top and bottom of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and spread the batter over the bottom plate of the waffle iron.waffle batter on the waffle iron
  7. Close the lid and cook for four to five minutes, until the waffle iron stops steaming.
  8. Open the lid of the waffle iron and top one half of the waffle with cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, and
    shredded chicken. Fold the other half of the waffle over the top of the cheese and chicken and close the lid of the waffle iron.making waffle quesadillas
  9. Cook one more minute, until the cheese is melted, then remove the quesadilla.quesadilla waffles with chicken and cheese
  10. Continue cooking until all the waffle batter has been used.delicious melted cheese and chicken waffle quesadillas

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 869Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 1446mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 44g

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Other Quesadilla Recipes to Try

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Do you like Quesadillas? Then our pepperoni pizza quesadillas are perfect they make an easy after school snack for the kids or served with salad and guacamole a lighter family dinner for everyone to enjoy.

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