If you’re a fan of buffalo chicken wings on game day, then you’re going to love these easy Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas. These golden brown crispy tortilla snacks are filled with tender chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, and hot sauce.
They make for an easy dinner or snack the whole family will love!
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Cheesy quesadillas are pretty fire, as my kids say. And buffalo flavor on anything pretty much slaps. Put those two together in this easy Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla recipe, and you’ve got the perfect mash-up of flavors.
Serve these delicious quesadillas with dipping sauces such as tangy buffalo sauce, sour cream, or even blue cheese dressing. They can make a whole meal alongside rice and beans or play a major part in a next-level snacky dinner.
Why Make This Recipe
It’s easy. Sheet pan quesadillas are super simple to make. Just assemble and bake!
It’s delicious. This buffalo chicken mixture is the base of our Spicy Chicken Dip. It goes so well in a spicy quesadilla. Just the perfect combination of crisp tortillas, tender chicken and gooey cheese.
It’s a perfect make-ahead meal. You can assemble all the components of this easy Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla recipe in advance. In fact, you can even freeze the filling alongside a packet of tortillas. A great freezer meal kit to keep on hand
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You just need a few simple ingredients to make these Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas:
cooked chicken – You can cook the chicken however you like. I use shredded chicken breasts that I’ve cooked in the instant pot. You can also use grilled, poached, or baked chicken. You can even use leftover rotisserie chicken or leftover turkey. If you’ve got leftover spicy buffalo chicken, by all means use it.
cream cheese – I love the creamy texture that cream cheese gives to this recipe. If you prefer more gooey melted cheese, you can substitute Monterey jack cheese instead.
sharp cheddar cheese – Shredded sharp cheddar cheese is a nice way to add a little extra flavor to your quesadillas. You can also substitute blue cheese crumbles, mozzarella cheese, or Mexican cheese.
green onion – Chopped scallion gives a nice bite to the filling. You can also use red onion and/or fresh cilantro if you prefer.
hot sauce – Franks Red Hot is the traditional sauce to use in wings, but if you have another hot sauce, be sure to use it.
tortillas – You can use flour or whole wheat tortillas. For a gluten-free option use corn tortillas.
additional toppings – Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas are great with toppings and dipping sauces, such as salsa, guacamole, sour cream, homemade ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, or extra buffalo sauce.
Here’s how to make these spicy quesadillas:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, and hot pepper sauce. This goes really easy in a stand mixer.
Spoon the chicken mixture among the 8 tortillas, spreading on half of each tortilla. Fold over each tortilla and place on the baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes until the filling is hot and the tortilla is crisp.
Alternatively, you can cook the quesadillas on a hot griddle, turning once each side is browned.
Serve the quesadillas with toppings.
Leftovers are delicious reheated but the filling can also be used in place of cheese in nachos, burritos, tacos, sandwiches, pizza, and wraps.
More Buffalo Dinner Ideas
Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
- 2 cup chicken (cooked and shredded)
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1 to 2 green onion chopped
- 2 tablespoon hot sauce such as Franks RedHot
- 8 flour tortillas
- toppings for quesadillas such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, and hot pepper sauce. This goes really easy in a stand mixer.2 cup chicken (cooked and shredded), 8 oz cream cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded), 1 to 2 green onion, 2 tablespoon hot sauce
- Spoon the chicken mixture among the 8 tortillas, spreading on half of each tortilla. Fold over each tortilla and place on the baking sheet.8 flour tortillas
- Bake for 15 minutes until the filling is hot and the tortilla is crisp.
- Alternatively, you can cook the quesadillas on a hot griddle, turning once each side is browned.
- Serve the quesadillas with toppings.toppings for quesadillas