Chicken Spicy Jack Quesadilla

How to make Chicken Spicy Jack Quesadilla

Chicken Spicy Jack Quesadilla is one of the most popular menu items from Del taco chain featuring a tortilla shell with cooked shredded spicy chicken and your choice of cheese. As the name suggests, the Dish will be little spicier than the other quesadilla dishes from Del Taco chain.


If you want to prepare this dish in your kitchen, you can go through the recipe below. Before going to the recipe, first you have to know all the ingredients that you need to prepare this mouth watering quesadilla.


Chicken spicy jack quesadilla mainly features chicken, cheese, and pepper powder. The pepper powder adds that extra spicy flavour to the quesadilla. So, let us know all the ingredients that you need to prepare this dish in your own kitchen.

  • 1/2 cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 Anaheim pepper, diced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 flour tortillas


Method of Preparation

  1. To prepare this dish, at first, place a small sauce pan on the gas stove over medium heat. Add olive oil to the pan when it becomes little warm. After the oil becomes warm, add the onions and peppers until they become soft.
  2. Now add the chicken, stir well and cook until the chicken is browned or properly cooked. Then season the chicken with sea salt, pepper and garlic powder, and heat until warm. 
  3. After the chicken is cooked, switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  4. Now it’s time to cook the tortillas. Switch on the gas stove. Place a large griddle on it. Add little oil to the pan. After the oil becomes warm, place 1 tortilla on it and cook over medium-high heat. 
  5. After the tortilla becomes warm, switch off the flame. 
  6. Now add about half of the pepper jack and cheddar cheese and half of the chicken mixture on the tortilla on the same griddle.  
  7. Top with second tortilla; cook for 2 minutes or until first side gets golden brown. Flip the tortilla and cook for another 2 minutes or until second side becomes golden brown and cheese is melted. 
  8. After you are done with the tortilla, transfer it to large plate and slice. 
  9. Repeat process with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
  10. Serve hot and fresh.


Nutrition Facts

There are 460 calories in a Spicy Jack Quesadilla from Del Taco; most of the calories come from fat (52%). So, let us discuss the approximate amount of all the nutrients that you can get from a Spicy Jack Quesadilla.

  • Serving Size: 1 quesadilla
  • Calories: 460
  • Calories from Fat: 240
  • Total Fat: 27g (42%)
  • Saturated Fat: 14.0g (70%)
  • Trans Fat: 0.0g  
  • Cholesterol: 75mg (25%)
  • Sodium: 830mg (35%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 33g (11%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4%)
  • Sugars: 0g  
  • Protein: 23g (46%)
  • Vitamin A: 15%
  • Vitamin C: 10%
  • Calcium: 40%
  • Iron: 10%


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutritional Facts source:Del Taco


Abigail C.

Elite '2021

Detroit, MI, 7/16/2019

Late night cravings ? Del Taco has a 24 hour drive - thru. Del Taco is not just a Mexican place, it also has salads, burgers and even vegan/vegetarian options. We ordered the Chicken Avocado burrito and the Carne Asada burrito and Chicken Spicy Jack Quesadilla. Everything tasted great and the portions sizes were generous. I would say prices are a bit high compared to other fast food restaurants, but it's worth the extra cost. Definitely check our Del Taco !

Reviewed November 5, 2017

Thursday Chicken Taco Special, NOT so special

We went there after a soft ball game with friends. Ordered four chicken tacos and spicy jack chicken quesadilla. Forgot there was a Thursday Chicken Taco special. These are usually my favorite at Del Taco. Cashier did not ring me up with the Thursday chicken taco special price. Guy behind me in line told her you didn't give him the special price. She was a little upset but complied. Normally the chicken soft tacos are very good but NOT today, see photos all tacos the same, made with little effort and little chicken, cheese or sauce. Same with the spicy chicken jack quesadilla very little chicken and cheese was non existent on the outer two inches or the tortilla.

Date of visit: October 2017


Reviewed May 13, 2014


This place ROCKS and it's HUGE!!!!


Fast food is BIG BUSINESS in Barstow... and this Del Taco is an easy off-ramp in and an even easier on-ramp from the I-15 exit on Lenwood Road.


This location is GIGANTIC. Bigger in fact than most Denney's. The bathrooms are sparkling clean with bright tiles.


Barstow's location is SUPER 1960's/1970's nostalgic. Not quaint at all. Menu items feature a surprising Barstow Style Hard Taco and Barstow Style Tostadas. The also have the Original Bun Taco (Taco on a bun). Everything they make is piled high with your favorite ingredients.


We go to Del Taco locations all the time in Orange and Los Angeles counties. One of the most recent menu items is a "Jacked-Up Chicken" Soft Taco which has shredded jack cheese and green sauce, same as their Spicy Jack Quesadillas. That wasn't on the menu in Barstow.


We ordered three Chicken Soft Tacos, no secret sauce, add green sauce and tomatoes. And two Strawberry Lemonades ($1.79 vs. $1.00).Our total bill was about seven dollars and change.


A waitress brought our tray to our table and those tacos arrived in fat packages. Once opened, we were pleasantly surprised to see these tacos were prepared with toasted or grilled flower tortillas that were hot, toasty and golden vs. all white and gooey. They were packed full of Grilled Chicken,Lettuce, Tomatoes and Del Taco's world famous Green Sauce.


And their SERVICE is every bit as good as their food. Mostly young and highly energetic. Bottom Line: I'm impressed. Outstanding! Way to go! A must see off of Interstate 15.

Date of visit: May 2014

Reviewed November 2, 2016

Terrible customer service!

Went in Drive thru and told the lady (Lashawna, or something like that) that I had two orders. First one, had coupon buy 1, get 1 free burritos. Second one, had coupon buy 1 get 1 free Cheddar and a Spicy Jack Quesadilla. When I pulled to window she said couldn't use two coupons even though there's three people in the car and separate orders, which they will do. So had to go in and order the Quesadillas again, yet they gave me the ones I ordered in the drive thru. After getting almost home, noticed the cheddar one was burned in spots. Drove all the way back and went inside and told them it was burnt. One worker shows another worker and they both look at me like i'm crazy. Finally get the new quesadilla and get all the way home , they spicy jack is actually a spicy chicken quesadilla and also has some ground beef in it with lettuce attached. My daughter is allergic to lettuce and wth is it doing in a spicy jack quesadilla. Rather than go back to those dummies just threw it away. Have been a regular for years but will not go back and telling family and friends to avoid this particular Del Taco.,. Staff is Rude!

Date of visit: November 2016


The Most Popular Queries

Can I avoid too much pepper in a Chicken spicy jack Quesadilla?


Ans: Yes, you can. Chicken spicy jack quesadilla is a bit spicy as the name suggests. If you do not like too much spicy flavour, you can request the server not to add too much pepper in the quesadilla.

Latest News

Del Taco Launches New Mix2 Value Menu


Del Taco has launched its new Mix2 Menu items; these dishes will be a mixture of two favourite menus of the chain. Del Taco’s Mix2 Menu allows the foodies to mix and match two fresh, quality menu items from a selection of fan-favorites. The menu items will cost you just $4 and $5.

“In a landscape that’s saturated with limited item five- and six-dollar offers, Del Taco is drawing on its legacy as the value leader in the fast food space to deliver unmatched flavor per dollar,” says Barry Westrum, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Not only are we offering a combination of craveable items for an unbeatable price, but these are products that really show how we’re changing the game in the fast food category—by freshly grilling our chicken for our tacos and burritos, and hand-grating cheddar cheese for our quesadillas in restaurant every day,” QSR has reported.