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Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American


This buffalo chicken quesadilla recipe is incredibly easy, but has so much flavor with layers of buffalo chicken, sautéed veggies, and plenty of cheese!


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  • 1 white onion
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenders
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 4 flour tortillas (burrito size)
  • 12 oz. shredded Mexican cheese (I recommend queso asadero or queso Oaxaca)
  • optional toppings: salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream


  1. Thinly slice onion and bell peppers. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add sliced onion and peppers. Season with salt and pepper and cover. Cook for 9-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, slice chicken tenders as thin as you can.
  3. Heat butter in another large nonstick skillet and add chicken to skillet. Season with salt and cook undisturbed for 2 minutes. Flip chicken and cook another 2-3 minutes, until cooked through. Pour in buffalo sauce and cook another minute or two, until buffalo sauce has thickened.
  4. Assemble quesadillas. In large skillet over medium heat, layer 1/3 cup shredded cheese on one half of the tortilla. Top with 1/2 cup buffalo chicken mixture, ⅓ cup peppers and onions, and 1/3 cup shredded cheese.
  5. Fold over top and cook for about 2-3 minutes, and when cheese starts to melt, carefully flip over with large flipper and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat with remaining 3 quesadillas.
  6. Cut into wedges and serve with toppings. 


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