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 basicallyΒ  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

5 from 4 votes

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/8 cup cilantro optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas 10 inches
  • 2 cups 8 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 sour cream for dipping


  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 1/4 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!

Nutrition facts are per quesadilla:
Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

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    Any idea if I can prepare some of the and store them in the fridge for a few days?


    I, also didn’t know what to do with left over Chicken, Excellent! Thank you


    I made these and used hot sauce instead of wing sauce, and a few tablespoons of fat free plain yogurt instead of ranch dressing. They came out really great! Thank you for this idea!

    ap PaulinaLal

    This was a wonderful recipe – very tasty! The only adjutment I would make is to thicken the sauce a bit – but that is a preference for me. This is definately worth trying – Wonderful!


    These were really quick and my whole family loved them. I used whole wheat tortillas and substituted good quality blue cheese dressing for the ranch. I was able to get a total of 6 10″ tortillas which was the perfect amount for my family


    yum! this looks delicious giving this recipe a try now. thanks for sharing..


    My husband and I made these for dinner tonight. They were easy and so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!


      Jill-I’m so glad you and your husband enjoyed them!


    Made this for my hunnie last night and it was absolutely DElish!!!!


    I made these for dinner tonight, and they were so good! Pretty easy, too. Thanks for the recipe.


      I’m glad you enjoyed them Courtney! πŸ™‚


    I lived on quesadillas throughout high school summers…they are so fast and easy, and warm sandwich beats cold one any day! I love your idea of making a creative filling ahead of time…right now my husband and I are on opposite schedules and finding time and motivation to cook with a toddler can be a little difficult. This should do the trick!
    Second recipe of yours I clicked on today! Following your site’s board now:p


    Like I said before, I really love your blog and your recipe.
    This recipe and amazing, but the pictures are gorgeous.

    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ

    Quesadilla! I’m in love πŸ™‚ These ones are perfectly grilled… I’m so craving these right now!

    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    love this! just made buffalo chicken enchiladas a few weeks back, so I’m totally feeling the mexican twist πŸ™‚

    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    Quesadillas are the best. And love that you used buffalo sauce!

    What Jessica Baked Next...

    These look amazing- love quesadillas! πŸ™‚


    These look great Layla! We love buffalo chicken and they sound awesome in these quesadillas! Love how simple and quick they sound to whip up too πŸ™‚


      Kelly, Glad you liked them! We love Buffalo Chicken too and it’s even better in quesadillas!


    looking so goldie and crunchy, so delicious, i almost taste it in my mouth πŸ˜€


      Thanks Aurica!

        Jessica W.

        Is there nutrition information and calories you could give me for this? Thank you!! Hoping to make it soon πŸ™‚


          I’ve added the Nutritional Info! please keep in mind that is per quesadilla (10 inch). Enjoy! πŸ™‚