Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas


This is an easy way to serve up a quick dinner with a lot of flavor! No need to use oil or butter to toast each side of the quesadilla, but you can if you'd like. I prefer a dry heat. Tortillas made with a corn-flour mixture work best. Serve with either Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, or sour cream!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 quesadillas


  • 1 pound chicken tenders

  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 shallot, diced

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature

  • ¼ cup ranch dressing

  • cup Buffalo sauce

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ (1 inch) cube shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Gouda cheese

  • 8 (6 inch) tortillas, or more as needed


  1. Place chicken tenders into a medium-sized pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce temperature to medium-low and simmer until chicken tenders are cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain chicken tenders. Transfer to a cutting board and cut or shred as desired.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook shallot until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Combine cream cheese, ranch dressing, Buffalo sauce, and cooked shallots in a bowl; mix until creamy. Add cooked chicken and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Spread Buffalo chicken mixture onto a tortilla and top with Colby-Monterey Jack cheese and Gouda cheese. Cover with a second tortilla and set quesadilla aside. Repeat with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture, and cheese.

  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 quesadilla and cook until browned on 1 side, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until tortilla is crisp and cheese is melted, about 3 more minutes. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

477 Calories
25g Fat
28g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 667mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 390mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love