Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

We’ve all had those days.. you come home from work or school, and the only think you want to do is throw yourself on the sofa and relax. Then it’s either the hunger kicks in or in my case, your spouse or kid start complaining about being hungry. This is when this recipe comes in handy. It’s super simple and easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time.

Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

The whole family loves quesdillas because they are so freaking amazing!! I love adding a lots of cheese and kicking it off with a plain and simple sour cream dip to balance out the savory flavor.

It’s times like this that I appreciate having lived in Sunset Park Brooklyn because I was exposed to the wonderful Mexican cuisine. For those of you that aren’t from NY, Sunset Park is basically  like “little Mexico” in the heart of Brooklyn. It’s about 30 blocks wide and runs along 5th ave. It’s filled with tons authentic Mexican restaurants and taco spots. I remember my first week there I tried over 10 taco places out of the excitement!

Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

These quesadillas are super easy to make because all you have to do is mix all the ingredients in one big bowl and place into the quesadilla. I usually prepare the mixture ahead of time and have it in the fridge so that when I need it, I can just scoop some chicken mixture and have a quesadilla ready in just a few minutes.

This recipe can also be used with BBQ sauce or no sauce at all if preferred. Your going to need some cooked shredded chicken for the filling, I usually use any kind of leftover chicken I have in the fridge. Leftover rotisserie chicken works great with this!

Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

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Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • ⅛ cup cilantro (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • ¼ sour cream for dipping

Instructions

  1. Heat skillet to medium heat, In a small bowl, toss chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, cheese, salt & pepper, and cilantro.
  2. Lightly grease pan with olive, Place tortilla on pan, top with ¼ of chicken mixture and fold in half. Allow to cook for 2 minutes and flip for 2 minutes on the other side. Remove from heat and repeat the process for all four tortillas. Cut each quesadillas into 4 portions, makes 16 slices.
  3. In a small bowl, mix sour cream, garnish with cilantro and serve with the quesadillas as a dip.
  4. Enjoy!

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Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

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