Spicy buffalo chicken - meet cheesy quesadillas. Two snack-time giants combine in this quick, easy & ridiculously delicious recipe. Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas might just become your new favorite comfort food - pair it with an easy homemade blue cheese sauce for the ultimate experience.
Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add in ⅓ of the butter. When the butter has melted, add in the chicken in pieces and season with garlic powder and onion powder. Mix well and fry for about 5 minutes, until chicken has a nice color on the outside and is cooked through.
When the chicken is cooked through, lower the heat to medium and add in the remaining ⅔ of butter. When melted, pour over the hot sauce and mix well. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Add in the spinach and mix while it wilts down. When fully wilted, take the pan off the heat and set aside.
Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Start by bringing out a pan with at least the same diameter as the tortillas. Place it over medium heat. When the pan is hot, place one tortilla in the pan.
After 30 seconds, flip the tortilla and sprinkle over about 1½ Tbsp of shredded cheese, spread out over the whole tortilla. Then, on one half of the tortilla, spread out 2 Tbsp of buffalo chicken. Using a pair of kitchen forceps, fold the tortilla bread once so that the side without chicken covers the side with chicken. Press your tortilla lightly with the forceps while cooking.
After 30 seconds flip it over and cook on the other side.
After another 30 seconds, take it out of the pan and set aside.
Start over with your next tortilla, and continue until you have made 8 quesadillas.
Expert tips & Frequently Asked Questions
Store bought shredded cheese is perfect for this recipe, but you can also shred it yourself if you prefer.
Use kitchen forceps to make the flipping of the quesadillas easier
If you have leftover chicken with a pretty neutral taste - like a rotisserie chicken or boiled chicken - you can use this instead of raw chicken. Just heat it up, melt over the 2/3 of butter, add in the hot sauce, mix and simmer for 2 minutes. Then make your quesadillas!
2 quesadillas is usually enough for a full dinner for one person, and if serving as part of a buffet or for a snack then 1/2-1 quesadilla is a good amount per person - depending on how many other dishes you are serving or how big a snack you are after.
Can I reheat them?Yes! They reheat wonderfully and are almost as delicious the next day as they are freshly made.