Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Easy Chicken Quesadillas

We often find ourselves making quesadillas on a busy evening. They are so easy to make, you can use up whatever is in your fridge, and they require very little cooking time. The last aspect is very important when you have a hungry husband pacing around the kitchen looking for food to eat! 😉 One quesadilla that will be added to the rotation is this buffalo chicken quesdadilla.

They are the perfect blend of creamy and spicy. Plus, you can throw in some tomatoes and peppers to up the nutritional value. Oh, and it’s cheesy, lots of cheese is a must at our house! Pair it with some chips and salsa and you have a complete meal ready in under 30 minutes!

These quesadillas make perfect party food. Just cut them into smaller wedges (using smaller tortillas will make this easier), and serve them alongside sour cream and salsa as part of your collection of finger food at your next football party. They also are a great way to use up leftover chicken. If you don’t have leftovers and you don’t want to cook up more chicken, rotisserie chicken would work well. Have a great weekend!

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Serves: 4
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 C cooked and shredded chicken
  • ¼ C hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • ¼ C green pepper, chopped
  • ¼ C tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 C shredded cheese, I used reduced-fat cheddar and monterrey jack
  • sour cream and salsa, for garnish
  1. Stir together chicken, hot sauce, and dressing until well-combined.
  2. Spray skillet with olive oil (I used a misto bottle) or non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Place a tortilla shell in the skillet. Spread a ¼ cup of the cheese evenly on top. Spread 1//2 of the chicken mixture over the top. Sprinkle with ½ of the peppers and tomatoes. Spread another ¼ cup of the cheese on top. Top with another tortilla.
  4. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side or until tortilla turns light golden brown and cheese is melted.
  5. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  6. Cut into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa.

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  1. Quesadillas are one of my quick, go-to dinners. I love them! And you really can add just about anything to them. These look fabulous. I love how you combined two awesome party foods into one! Might need to make these before the Super Bowl. :)

  2. I love quesadillas for those very reasons!!! My kids love them too! My favorite foods have buffalos flavor to them! You bet I’ll be making these!

  3. These sound wonderful! I love any excuse to make a recipe “buffalo”! :)

  4. Ooooooh. What a great twist! Quesadillas are one of my go-to busy night meals. Pinned!

  5. Quesadillas are my go-to dinner in a restarant….I’m not quite sure why I don’t make them at home they’re so easy! Thanks for the comment about my new site design…it’s not quite done yet. Have a great weekend too :)

  6. I definitely will be making these as soon as humanly possible! They will be a big hit in my house.

  7. We make quesadillas often – but never like this! I am seriously craving buffalo chicken right now!

  8. My husband will fall in love with me all over again if I make these! He is a buffalo chicken lover! These look great!

  9. I love buffalo chicken anything. You could make a buffalo chicken dessert and I’d eat it.

  10. These sound so good! My husband does the same thing – the second I walk in the door from work he starts asking me what’s for dinner haha Never mind that I need a minute to put my things down : )

  11. What a great way to spice up a simple dish! Pinning from the pinterest party at Online Blogcon!

  12. I love my buffalo sauce…I put it on everything…so these quesadillas are sooo up my alley. I’ll definitely be tryint these, thanks for sharing!

  13. This is genius! Our family loves anything buffalo and quesadillas are so quick and easy. Thanks for sharing this!

  14. I think my husband’s nickname should have been buffalo he loves it so much! This looks delicious!

  15. You know I’m loving these. We should buy stock in Frank’s sauce!

  16. I love anything Buffaloed (think I just made that word up), I’m totally digging these quesadillas.

  17. Is it wrong to say these quesadillas are gorgeous? I think these are going to be on our menu for the football game Sunday. I know my daughter will love helping to make them and then eat them!

  18. My husband would just go crazy for this! We love quick and easy quesadillas for lunch and dinner too. Linked up to this through Six Sisters Strut Your Stuff Saturday

  19. We LOVE quesadillas – they are always a crowd pleaser (plus a hungry husband pleaser and picky 5-year old pleaser). Love that you made these a buffalo chicken version – perfect!

  20. oh my god seth would LOVE this so much – awesome idea!

  21. I’m crazy for anything buffalo chicken…except for actual wings (!) These do look like the perfect weeknight meal – YUM!!

  22. I love making quesadillas too! This looks awesome and perfect for entertaining.

  23. These look like the perfect football food!

  24. I had just tried Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas and loved them – so I can only imagine how tasty these are! Especially for Sunday football snacking 😀 mmmm have a lovely weekend!

  25. yum! We do quesadillas too, they are so quick and always good. Can’t wait to try these :)

  26. Quesadillas are a go to meal here too! I can’t wait to try this fun version. We love a good buffalo chicken meal!!!

  27. Quesadillas are a regular in my house…I love how quick and simple they are! Buffalo chicken is such an awesome twist…definitely giving this a try!

  28. Now that’s one perfect looking quesadilla! I love buffalo chicken anything and so does my family. These would be perfect game night food for us. :)

  29. quesadillas are my fave! this looks like a great variety. my husband would probably douse this in about a gallon of hot sauce, he’d be in spice heaven!

  30. I love all things buffalo and quesadillas sound perfect!

  31. These look so fun! My husband would love them!!

  32. These look so good – I love that you incorporated veggies into them! We think alike :) I have a Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla recipe scheduled to go up on my blog later this week but it’s completely different!

  33. I love anything with buffalo chicken in the title!! will definitely give these a try real soon!! anne

  34. We seriously do not make quesadillas enough! I don’t know why I always forget about them. We LOVE buffalo chicken in our house so this would be a huge hit! Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party- http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2013/01/17/pin-it-thursday-18/

  35. These sound soooo good! They look perfect for Superbowl parties!!

  36. Ashley - baker by nature says:

    Omg… These look incredible! I love quesadillas, and anything involving buffalo sauce – must must must make!

  37. Congratulations on being feaatured on Six Sisters Stuff! These quesadillas look so good. This is a recipe I want to keep. :)

  38. I used jalapeños instead of green peppers. Gave it an extra kick! Was a big hit. Thanks!!

  39. These look SO good! My problem with quesadillas is that I only like chicken and cheese in mine. So a little chicken and a lot of cheese. So very healthy. :) I hope to one day grow up and be able to enjoy the more adult version of these!

  40. This looks so good Jessica! Yum!!! This would be perfect for dinner tonight!

    Thanks for sharing on Party In Polka Dots sweetie!!


  41. Hmmmm…wonder if I could make these for breakfast? I wanted to let you know that I am featuring these today! Plus, I pinned, tweeted, stumbled and +1ed them!

  42. This looks pretty enough to put on a magazine cover…or in a restaurant!
    If you have a moment this week, stop by my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and add this link?
    Please….my readers will love it.


  43. This was YUMMY! Thank you for sharing this–my new favorite quesadilla!

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