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Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: quesadilla
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 quesadillas
Author: Nami
Delicious teriyaki chicken quesadilla with juicy chicken thighs marinated in a savory teriyaki sauce and melted Mexican cheese.


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (1 lb = 454 g)
  • 1-2 avocados
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • Mexican blend cheese (I use Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican that includes Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero cheeses)
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Limes (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

For Teriyaki Sauce


  1. Gather all the ingredients.  Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).

    Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla Ingredients
  2. For teriyaki marinade, combine 1 tsp. brown sugar, 3 Tbsp. sake, 3 Tbsp. mirin, and 3 Tbsp. soy sauce in a bowl. Whisk well till the sugar has dissolved completely.
    Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla 1
  3. Use a fork to prick the chicken thighs. This will help shorten the marinade process. Put the chicken in a baking dish and pour the teriyaki marinade. Let the chicken marinade for 15 minutes. Turn the chicken once or twice.
    Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla 2
  4. Bake the chicken in the middle rack at 400F (200C) for 15 minutes. Turn the chicken once or twice.
    Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla 3
  5. Meanwhile prepare the bowls of salsa and sour cream or other condiments. Cut lime if you use any. Cut each avocado into 8-12 wedges. Alternatively, you can slice them, but I like the chunkier texture of avocado in the quesadillas so I cut into 8 wedges.
    Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla 4
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes. Cut the chicken into strips or cubes (I prefer strips, looks better after slicing quesadillas).
    Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla 5
  7. Heat the griddle pan or frying pan over medium low heat. Place tortillas to warm up and flip once. Place a generous amount of cheese on the tortillas.
    Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla 6
  8. Then put the fillings and fold in half while the tortillas are pliable.
    Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla 7
  9. Cut each quesadilla into 3 or 4 triangles. Serve immediately with salsa, sour cream, lime, and cilantro.
    Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla 8

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.