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Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

Crisp, buttery tortillas filled with spicy chicken and melting cheese add up to a buffalo chicken quesadilla that any fan of buffalo chicken is certain to love.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla with Frank's Red Hot Sauce

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

Quesadillas are one of those stretch meals or snacks at our house. Don’t we all have those times? When you know you NEED to go to the grocery store but don’t have the time or feel like putting a list together to go. We have all been there.

Cheese and tortillas are never in short supply in my kitchen so it makes these so easy to make.

Buffalo chicken quesadillas are a great way to use up a small amount of leftover chicken. When you make quesadillas a little bit of chicken can go a long way.

Shredded or chopped chicken tossed with buffalo sauce and layered with plenty of cheese between a couple of crisp buttery tortillas? I’ll happily call that lunch any day of the week.

Any kind of cooked chicken can be used for this recipe. Grilled chicken thighs, pan-fried chicken, broiled chicken, and shredded chicken will all work nicely.

If you don’t have leftover chicken on hand already, or just don’t feel like cooking the chicken yourself, my go-to for this type of recipe is often a rotisserie chicken.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla with chicken and cheese uncooked

My quesadilla technique is super simple. First, butter the tortillas, not the skillet. Second, use two layers of cheese.

You heard that right, bottom tortilla + cheese + the buffalo chicken + more cheese + top tortilla. You can’t go wrong and the cheese holds everything together nicely.

After cooking, skip the plate and just serve the buffalo chicken quesadilla on your cutting board. Cutting a hot quesadilla into manageable pieces is super simple with a pizza cutter or large knife.

Transfer the quesadilla to a cutting board and run a wheel pizza cutter over it. Or take your large chef’s knife and rock across it in one swift motion to cut it.

Serve your buffalo chicken quesadillas with a side of celery and bleu cheese dressing. My crew usually dips theirs in Homemade Ranch Dressing because it is a safe bet I will have that already made in the refrigerator

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla open face on cast iron pan

Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • butter
  • flour tortillas
  • shredded cheese: cheddar, Colby jack, Pepper jack, or Mexican cheese blend
  • cooked chicken
  • Frank’s buffalo wing sauce, whichever variety you like best
  • bleu cheese, ranch, or sour cream for serving
Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla cut in quarters on black cast iron

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

  1. Preheat a large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Lightly butter one side of two tortillas with about ½ a teaspoon of butter.
  2. In a medium size bowl, toss the chopped chicken with buffalo sauce. Place one tortilla buttered side down in a hot skillet over medium heat. Layer half of the cheese, the shredded chicken, and the remaining cheese on top of the tortilla. Place the second tortilla on top and cook for a minute or two.
  3. As the cheese is melting and the tortilla facing the skillet begins to brown, use a large spatula to carefully flip the tortilla over and cook on the second side for a few minutes.
  4. After everything has melted together and the tortillas are golden and crisp, remove the buffalo chicken quesadilla from the skillet and slice it into wedges. Serve warm with the dipping sauce of your choice.
Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla with Frank's Hot Sauce

Quesadillas are the grilled cheese of the tortilla world. They can be filled with cheese and almost anything else for a quick snack or light meal.

Cheesy, saucy, pizza quesadillas are as flavorful as you imagine they might be. They’re a messy, super fun, lightning-fast way to satisfy your next pizza craving.

Crisp tortillas filled with tender bites of steak and plenty of melting cheese create this easy-as-can-be Steak Quesadilla.

Crisp tortillas filled with saucy bbq chicken and melting cheese add up to these BBQ Chicken Quesadillas. They are a little bit spicy, awesomely cheesy, and they are a very popular lunch in our house.

A handful of spinach and a pile of melty cheese between buttery crispy tortillas is spinach quesadilla snacking perfection.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla with Frank's Hot Sauce
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Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

Crisp buttery tortillas filled with spicy chicken and melting cheese add up to a stack of quesadillas that any fan of buffalo chicken is certain to love.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 474kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 8-10" flour tortillas
  • ½ cup shredded cheese cheddar, Colby jack, Pepper jack, or Mexican cheese blend all work well
  • ¾ cup cooked chicken chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Frank's buffalo wing sauce plus more for serving
  • bleu cheese, ranch, or sour cream for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat a large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Lightly butter one side of two tortillas with about ½ a teaspoon of butter.
  • In a medium size bowl, toss the chopped chicken with buffalo sauce. Place one tortilla buttered side down in a hot skillet over medium heat. Layer half of the cheese, the shredded chicken, and the remaining cheese on top of the tortilla. Place the second tortilla on top and cook for a minute or two.
  • When the cheese is melting and the tortilla facing the skillet begins to brown, use a large spatula to carefully flip the tortilla over and cook on the second side for a few minutes.
  • When everything has melted together and the tortillas are golden and crisp, remove the quesadilla from the skillet and slice it into wedges. Serve warm with the dipping sauce of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 1172mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 499mg | Iron: 2mg
Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

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