Bacon, Chicken, and Sweet Corn Quesadillas

Bacon, Chicken, and Sweet Corn Quesadillas are savory and just a little sweet toasted in a tortilla, which is always a winning combo in my world.

BBQ Pork QuesadillasHam and Cheese Quesadillas, and Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas all are toasty, cheesy variations of a simple quesadilla using different meats and vegetables! There’s quesadillas to fit all different tastes and cravings, so there is bound to be one for you!

tortillas, onion, cheese, corn, and chicken on a cutting board

Bacon, Chicken, and Sweet Corn Quesadillas

You guys! It’s already JUNE. How did that happen?! Our weekend was busy at the farmer’s market (I added rhubarb lemonade and raspberry lemonade to the line up this week and they were big hits), planting potatoes and pumpkins in the garden, and other general family work/fun (because work is fun!). A great weekend all together. Now that we’ve had 2 weeks of summer merriment and freedom I’m ready to figure out some kind of schedule. A very loose schedule, but something.

And now let’s chat food. Simple meals on hot summer nights are my favorite! I had a few leftovers from those yummy bacon wrapped chicken skewers floating around in the fridge and that’s where the idea for these amazing quesadillas came from. We don’t eat a lot of just cheese and tortilla quesadillas, but fancy quesadillas that you can serve as a meal are one of our favorites summer meals.

These quesadillas are savory and just a little sweet, which is always a winning combo in my world. They were really delicious and a fun change from the run of the mill quesadilla. The best part is, if you meal plan, you can grill up the chicken and bake the bacon a day or two in advance for other recipes and just set aside enough for this meal. I had all of the meat already cooked and it only took me about 10 minutes to put this meal on the table. We had a super easy and really tasty meal with practically no effort.

all the quesadilla ingredients put in a tortilla

What should I serve with quesadillas?

I served watermelon and sliced cucumbers on the side when I made this! You can also serve these up with a good sauce or salsa, corn salad, different fruits and veggies, Mexican cole slaw, beans, potato salad, rice, or even ceviche! There’s tons of options for sides and you can create all kinds of meals with them.

What other cheeses taste good in a quesadilla?

This recipe uses cheddar, but other delicious cheeses are asadero and monterey jack, all three of which are found in the Mexican blend cheese you find at the store. You can also spice it up and use pepper jack or other spicier cheeses for an extra kick.





Bacon, Grilled Chicken, and Sweet Corn Quesadillas

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 quesadillas 1x


Bacon, Chicken, and Sweet Corn Quesadillas are savory and just a little sweet, which is always a winning combo in my world.



  • 3 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded grilled chicken
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels (cut fresh from the cob is best but canned works)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 8 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 8-inch flour tortillas


  1. Heat a large cast iron or other heavy bottomed skillet on the stove-top over medium heat.
  2. While the skillet is warming up, combine the bacon, shredded chicken, sweet corn, and red onion in a small bowl and stir to combine. Shred the cheese.
  3. Place 1 tortilla on a plate or cutting board, spread a 1/4 cup of the corn mixture and then 1/4 cup of shredded cheese evenly over the tortilla. Place a second tortilla on top. Carry the quesadilla on the plate or cutting board over to the hot pan and carefully slide it onto the hot pan.
  4. Let the tortilla cook for a minute or so, until lightly browned, and then carefully flip it over and cook on the other side. The goal is to have warm filling and melted cheese without burning the tortillas, so keep an eye on things and lower the heat if the tortillas are cooking too fast, or if your stove tends to cook hot, start with a lower temperature.
  5. Remove the warm quesadilla from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Using a knife or pizza roller, cut the quesadilla into 6 or 8 wedges.
  6. Serve right away with salsa for dipping.

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 4 SERVING SIZE: 1 quesadilla
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 660.2 Fat: 36.3g Cholesterol: 84.8mg Sodium: 1,252.4mg Carbohydrates: 54.2g Sugars: 4.4g Protein: 29.4g Vitamin A: 196.3µg Vitamin C: 1.6mg

Keywords: Cheese, Quesadilla, Bacon, Appetizer

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This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated in August 2019.

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Have found loads of great advice on your blog: absolutely loving it!

I’m making these quesadillas tonight!

Gave these a try with a few modifications. I liked them, but I think I’ll take your choices over mine on a couple of things. 🙂 I of course linked back to you! <3

Love your blog!!!!!!!!

Was browsing online for some quick chicken tortillas recipe and found yours and decided to give it a try – I just made these with some prosciutto instead of bacon and they were delicious, my boyfriend and my friend loved it! so thanks for this tasty and quick dinner!

Can’t wait to try this but I seriously wish u guys would put the calorie per serving up with the recipe

Okay, here comes a mega-long comment 🙂
Our kids are almost exactly the same ages–7, 4, 3, 1. I just made up chore charts for the 3 oldest, one week in and so far so good. They have chores for 5 days a week (weekends off, they’re still required to do chores if I ask them to or family work but they don’t have to do their actual chore chart). I gave them some easy chores and then some that are a little harder and require my help.
Every day they each have to:
-get dressed (if this isn’t a chore they stay in pjs til after lunch)
-take vitamins (so I remember)
-brush teeth (twice)
-clean bedroom
-clean living room
-make bed
-drink water (they each have their own water bottles that must be drunk empty each day)
-mom’s choice chore (usually help sort laundry or load/unload dishwasher)
-read 20 minutes
-school work
-complete their daily chore
There are 5 daily chores for each child, they do one every day.
7 yr old’s daily chores are: make dinner, pull weeds in the flower bed, clean the toilet, pick up the backyard, and empty the bathroom trash.
4 yr old’s daily chores are: spot mop kitchen floor (wipe up spots with a sponge), make dinner, clean bathroom counter, take out laundry trash, and pick up backyard.
3 yr old’s daily chores are: pickup backyard, pickup backyard, clean bathroom mirror, spot mop kitchen floor, and make dinner.
Now, my 7 yr old can’t clean a toilet by himself. yet. By the end of the summer he should be able to though, right? Life skill learned 🙂 That’s the goal of these chores. And so there aren’t legos all over the floor all the time. So far I haven’t had to motivate them to do their chore charts, they are new enough that my boys are excited to get it done. If I do have to start enticing them to complete their chores I’ll probably us my kindlefire as incentive. They’re allowed to play 15 minutes a day, so they’ll have to have their chores done before they can play.

As for school, I buy the big workbooks from Wal-mart/Amazon and work through those with my kids. My 7 year old just finished 1st grade, he is working through a 2nd grade book. I’m also hoping to do some sort of book report system with him since he is reading small chapter books by himself now. My 3 year old is working in a preschool book (sometimes he just scribbles, and that’s okay) My 4 year old has been working in a kindergarten book, but he is wanting to/ready to learn how to read so I just bought this Ready2Read Unit ( and we are a few lessons in. He is picking it up pretty fast! I’m pretty sure we’ll have bad days though, and on those days I will use the LeapFrog DVDs as school.

Growing up I always wished I was better at art (my best friend and little brother were AMAZING so I always felt like my art was wah wah)–I want to encourage my kids to be creative/artistic and to enjoy what they create so I just bought the book “ART lab for little kids: 52 playful projects for preschoolers” off of Amazon and a couple times a week we do an art project out of it.

That is all I’m really striving to do, I have a book of children’s science projects that my mom gave me and I would like to do those with the boys-but honestly I don’t want to schedule it in/write it down because I don’t want to be discouraged when we don’t do it. So if we’re having a great day and want to do more then we can do a science project for fun or open up my pinterest boards and choose something fun to do.

Good luck finding something that works for you and your kiddos, I can’t wait to read about it!

This looks like a great meal in a hurry for summer…can’t wait to give it a go!

Holy cow, this looks amazing! I’m definitely going to try it this week!

My kids are 7, 5, and 3, and they each have chores. Some they get paid for, and some they do just because they’re a part of the family. They each clean up their own spot at the table (after meal times) and make sure it’s wiped up well. My eldest is responsible for wiping the whole table down, the middle one is responsible for clearing everything off the table, and my youngest does her best to pick up things that drop under the table. In other areas, my oldest is responsible for getting all the dirty laundry out of the bathroom and cleaning up her bedroom, as well as making her bed. My middle guy is responsible for getting the toys out of the hall and put away where they belong, and cleaning up his bedroom, though he sometimes still gets help. My youngest is responsible for putting away all her board books in her board book basket, and doing her best to make her bed 🙂 Those are their every day chores. They get paid for helping with the cleaning everywhere else too, if they choose to help with a good attitude. My youngest LOVES washing windows (we use microfiber with water), my middle loves cleaning mirrors with the same setup, and my oldest loves dusting. We try to just play to their strengths for the most part while sometimes giving them something new and challenging. Recently my oldest “graduated” to washing the grapes when we bring them home 🙂 All that to say I’d just play around with what they’re capable of and balance it with what needs to get done 🙂

I seriously love this quesadilla. Everything about it, so great for summer!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.