Serve a popular game day snack in the comfort of your own home. This recipe for buffalo chicken quesadillas is quick, easy and delicious! This tasty treat is a bonafide crowd pleaser—but the best part is that the quesadilla casing will keep your paws from getting drenched with hot sauce!
Frank’s RedHot® is the flavor most people think of with they get the craving for buffalo chicken. It’s readily available at the supermarket, but you can also experiment with any brand and flavor you prefer.
Serve quesadillas with ranch or blue cheese dressing—but in our test kitchen, they were perfect—no dipping necessary!
Easy Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
what you'll need
- 3 cups boneless, skinless chicken breast cooked and cubed
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1/2 cup red pepper sauce such as Frank’s RedHot® or sriracha
- cooking spray or butter
- 6 flour tortillas
- 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend
- ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing, for dipping
let's do it
- Place cooked chicken into a medium-sized mixing bowl then set aside. In a separate bowl, stir together melted butter and pepper sauce until completely combined. Pour sauce over cubed chicken then stir until chicken is coated completely in the sauce. Set aside.
- Place a large non-stick skillet or grill pan over medium-low heat then let a few seconds pass so skillet can come to temperature. Coat surface lightly with cooking spray. Alternatively, you can brush a light amount of butter into the pan. Place a flour tortilla into the skillet then immediately add ½ cup shredded cheese to cover one-half of the tortilla. Spread 1/2 cup buffalo chicken on top of the cheese then fold the uncovered half of tortilla on top of the chicken and cheese.
- Press down on the quesadilla using a spatula to force cheese and chicken into contact with heat, sealing the top and bottom together. Let tortilla cook on the first side for 2–3 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
- Flip quesadilla then cook for 2–3 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the opposite side. If the tortilla becomes too brown before the cheese melts, lower the temperature. The objective is for the cheese to be completely melted and gooey while at the same time becoming golden and crispy. Generally, if you have the patience for it, lower heat is better.
- Transfer quesadilla to a cutting board, cut into wedges then serve with plenty of ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping. Enjoy!