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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 quesadilla.

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

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 Cup cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1/4 Cup hot sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • 1/4 Cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 upC 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 1/4 cup of the cheese evenly on top. Spread 1//2 of the chicken mixture over the top. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the peppers and tomatoes. Spread another 1/4 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.
  7. Immediately store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 920mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Friday 23rd of August 2013

This was YUMMY! Thank you for sharing this--my new favorite quesadilla!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Friday 23rd of August 2013

I'm so glad you liked it! It's a family favorite around here!

Sinea Pies

Tuesday 14th of May 2013

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? readers will love it.

Blessings, Sinea


Monday 28th of January 2013

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!

Shelley Robertson

Monday 21st of January 2013

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

Thanks for sharing on Party In Polka Dots sweetie!!


Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Monday 21st of January 2013

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!

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