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Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas

Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe l

I don’t know about your house, but quesadillas make a frequent appearance at ours when life gets hectic or one of us gets sick. They are quick, easy, and can be made using leftovers. What’s not to like about that?!

Sometimes though, it seems like we end up making the same kind of quesadilla over and over, and we want a change in flavor. That changed when we made these buffalo chicken and black bean quesadillas.

Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe l

There is nothing bland or ordinary about them. The jalapenos and green pepper add just the right amount of spice, while the ranch dressing and cheeses add the perfect bit of creaminess.

The black beans add a bit of heartiness and a depth of flavor that you don’t normally expect in a quesadilla. Feta crumbles are added along with the usual shredded cheese to give the quesadillas a more authentic buffalo chicken flavor.

Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe l

All this can be done in under 30 minutes. If you want to make it kid friendly, save some shredded chicken to just be mixed with ranch and leave out the hot sauce.

A perfect (and flavorful!) quick and easy weeknight dinner!

Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe l

Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas

Yield: 4


  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 Cup shredded chicken
  • 1/4 C hot sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • 1/4 Cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons jalapeno, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup black beans
  • 1 Cup shredded cheese, I used a blend of cheddar and mozzarella
  • 1/2 Cup feta or blue cheese crumbles
  • sour cream and salsa, for garnish


  1. Stir together chicken, hot sauce, and dressing until well-combined.
  2. Spray a skillet with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Place a tortilla shell in the skillet. Top with 1/4 C shredded cheese. Spread half of chicken over the top. Sprinkle with half of the peppers, black beans, and feta crumbles. Spread another 1/4 C shredded cheese over top. Top with another tortilla.
  4. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side or until tortilla is 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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Sunday 26th of January 2014

We love quesadillas! This look great.


Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

We don't make ENOUGH quesadillas in my opinion! I love the idea of stuffing them with buffalo flavor though!


Tuesday 21st of January 2014

Quesadillas make frequent appearances in our house too! I love anything buffalo-inspired, so I know I would love these!

Amy @ Fearless Homemaker

Tuesday 21st of January 2014

Oh, these sound fantastic! What a great combo of flavors and textures. YUM!


Tuesday 21st of January 2014

These quesadillas look wonderful! We love buffalo chicken and it sounds awesome with the black beans in here:)

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