Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas loaded with rotisserie chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, and lots of cheese. These DELICIOUS extra crispy quesadillas are SO easy to make and are ready in just 15 minutes!

We’ve all had those days when coming home from work or school, and the only thing 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 starts 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.

The whole family loves quesadillas because they are so freaking amazing!! I love adding a lot 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 of authentic Mexican restaurants and taco spots. I remember my first week there I tried over 10 taco places out of the excitement!

How to Make 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 them 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. You’re 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!

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Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

By: Layla
Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas loaded with rotisserie chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, and lots of cheese. These DELICIOUS extra crispy quesadillas are SO easy to make and are ready in just 15 minutes!
Prep4 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total19 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions 

  • Heat skillet to medium heat, In a small bowl, toss chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, cheese, salt & pepper, and cilantro.
  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, mix sour cream, garnish with cilantro and serve with the quesadillas as a dip.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional info is per quesadilla (1 tortilla) which can be cut into 2 or 4 slices. This recipe makes 4 quesadillas. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1quesadilla (4 slices), Calories: 449kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 1939mg, Potassium: 257mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 426IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 409mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken, quesadillas, ranch, shredded Chicken
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34 Comments

  1. These were amazing! We had leftover pulled chicken from a BBQ buffet so we used that. We had a couple people in our group who can’t handle spicy food but the heat level was just fine. I used a mix of quesadilla cheese and Tilamook sharp cheddar.

  2. These are so simple and delicious! I make them ahead of time for our lunches. They are great cold.

  3. These are so good. I made them again last night. Took the leftovers on the road as my lunch today. Just as good cold!

  4. Excellent and I highly recommend! I added red peppers, chili peppers and Serrano peppers for a little more heat. Served with a side salad with with a simple oil and vinegar dressing. Will definitely make this again.

  5. What would be a good sidedish to serve with these?

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. 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

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

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

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

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

  20. These look amazing- love quesadillas! πŸ™‚

  21. 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™‚

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

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

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

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