Spicy jack or Cheddar quesadilla

How to make Spicy Jack or Cheddar Quesadilla

Spicy jack or cheddar quesadilla from Del Taco features freshly grilled marinated chicken, spicy jack or grated cheddar cheese, and tangy green sauce, flat-grilled to crispy perfection inside a flour tortilla. If you want to prepare this recipe at home, you can just follow the below recipe that we have curated for your convenience. 

 

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 10 mins

Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

Spicy jack quesadilla features cooked marinated chicken and cheddar cheese as its two main ingredients. Besides these two ingredients, it also uses a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy at your kitchen while preparing this dish at home. So, let us discuss all the ingredients first. 

  • ½ cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 Anaheim pepper, diced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 flour tortillas

 

Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, place a small sauce pan on gas stove, over medium heat.  Add olive oil to the pan. Then add the onions and peppers to the oil and cook until they become soft.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes by occasionally stirring it.  Season the chicken with sea salt, pepper and garlic powder, and cook until the spices blend well with the chicken. When you are done with the chicken, switch off the flame and keep aside.
  3. To assemble the quesadillas, place 1 tortilla on a large griddle over medium-high heat, and add about half of the pepper jack and cheddar cheese and half of the chicken mixture.
  4. Place the second tortilla over it, and cook for about 2 minutes or until the first side becomes golden brown. Then, flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until the second side becomes golden brown and cheese is melted.
  5. Transfer the quesadilla to large plate and slice. Repeat  the same procedure with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
  6. Serve hot to enjoy.

 

Nutrition Facts

There are 460 calories in a Spicy Jack Quesadilla from Del Taco. Most of those calories come from fat (52%). Let us know all the nutrients contents that you get from a spicy jack quesadilla from Del Taco.

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

Reviews

Reviewed September 17, 2015

Excellent Spicy Jack Quesadilla's

I used to live in California and always loved Del Taco. I was so glad they finally moved to Oregon several years ago. Their quesadilla's are great! I love their hot sauce selection as well - green and red. The burritos have real beans - not reconstituted powdered pintos like their competitor. They have a great selection of tacos - the Asada tacos and Tacos Al Carbon are excellent!

Date of visit: September 2015

 

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

 

Reviewed May 13, 2014

WOW!!!!

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

The Most Popular Queries

Can I use one type of cheese instead of two?

 

Ans: Yes, you can customize your spicy jack quesadilla when you are preparing this dish at home. You can also customize spicy jack quesadilla while ordering from Del Taco. The choice is always yours.

Latest News

Del Taco launches New Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos

 

“The new mashup takes the best features of a taco and a quesadilla and combines them into one. While not confirmed, Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos appear to be available as part of a limited-time market test,” Chewboom has reported.

Del taco new menu line up includes the following items:

Stuffed Chicken Quesadilla Taco includes a blend of freshly grated cheddar cheese and creamy queso blanco between two grilled flour tortillas, then topped with fresh grilled chicken, crisp lettuce, freshly diced tomatoes and more cheddar cheese. The Stuffed Chicken Quesadilla Taco is priced at $1.99.

Stuffed Chicken Guac Quesadilla Taco features a blend of freshly grated cheddar cheese and creamy queso blanco between two grilled flour tortillas, then topped with fresh grilled chicken, fresh guacamole, crisp lettuce, freshly diced tomatoes and more cheddar cheese. The Stuffed Chicken Guac Quesadilla Taco goes for $2.49.

Stuffed Crispy Chicken Quesadilla Taco features a blend of freshly grated cheddar cheese and creamy queso blanco between two grilled flour tortillas, then topped with two crispy chicken strips, crisp lettuce, freshly diced tomatoes and more cheddar cheese. The Stuffed Crispy Chicken Quesadilla Taco is priced at $2.29.

Stuffed Crispy Chicken Guac Quesadilla Taco includes a blend of freshly grated cheddar cheese and creamy queso blanco between two grilled flour tortillas, then topped with two crispy chicken strips, fresh guacamole, crisp lettuce, freshly diced tomatoes and more cheddar cheese for a cheesy taco experience. The Stuffed Crispy Chicken Guac Quesadilla Taco can be3 ordered at just $2.79.

Stuffed Carne Asada Quesadilla Taco includes a blend of freshly grated cheddar cheese and creamy queso blanco between two grilled flour tortillas, then topped with fresh grilled carne asada steak, crisp lettuce, freshly diced tomatoes and more cheddar cheese. You can buy Stuffed Carne Asada Quesadilla Taco at $2.89.

Stuffed Carne Asada Guac Quesadilla Taco features a blend of freshly grated cheddar cheese and creamy queso blanco between two grilled flour tortillas, then topped with fresh grilled carne asada steak, fresh guacamole, crisp lettuce, freshly diced tomatoes and more cheddar cheese. Stuffed Carne Asada Guac Quesadilla Taco is priced at $3.39.