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Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla Recipe has all that you love about buffalo flavor with tons of cheese and tender chicken. Get dinner on the table in minutes with this delicious meal.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas stacked on a plate with sour cream drizzled on top with chopped green onions
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We love all things buffalo and this buffalo chicken quesadilla recipe is super easy for busy weeknights or game day party. You can use leftover chicken to make this main dish recipe even simpler.

The cheese is so ooey and gooey and tastes amazing with the buffalo and ranch flavors.

Our family never gets tired of buffalo chicken recipes. From Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders and  Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe  to  Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring Recipe, Easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sliders, and Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups Recipe, we love it ALL!

How to Cook the Chicken

My favorite way is to cook chicken breasts in the crockpot. It takes so little work and it’s very easy to shred once the chicken is finished cooking. These options will show you to cook shredded chicken easily for this delicious meal.


Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe and ingredients to see the recipe card.

Substitutions and Variations Ideas

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese – Feel free to make these delicious quesadillas with different types of cheeses.
  • Tortilla – We usually make these quesadillas with large flour tortillas, but you can make it with any size.
  • Serving – Serve the quesadillas with your favorite salsa, fresh cilantro or guacamole.
  • Spice Level – Feel free to add more wing sauce or add in cayenne pepper to add more kick to the flavor.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – In a large pot combine cooked chicken, hot buffalo sauce and ranch dressing and cream cheese. We also like to season with salt and black pepper.
Shredded chicken topped with buffalo sauce and cream cheese cubes
  • Step 2 – Stir until heated through and melted.
Buffalo chicken mixture in a sauce pan
  • Step 3 – Spoon buffalo chicken mixture onto flour tortilla.  Top with mozzarella cheese.  Fold the tortilla in half.
Flour tortilla in a skillet topped with buffalo chicken mixture and shredded cheese
  • Step 4– Cook on a skillet over medium high heat for a few minutes until it begins to brown. After about a 5 minutes then the quesadilla needs to be flipped.
Flour tortilla folded over the buffalo chicken mixture in a sauce pan
  • Step 5 – Continue until all the quesadillas are prepared. Super easy.

Recipe Tips

  • Leftover Rotisserie Chicken – This is the perfect meal to make with leftover chicken and rotisserie chicken.
  • Cheese – We used mozzarella cheese but you can use any type of cheese. Monterey jack cheese or pepper jack cheese would great option. You can even mix different types of cheese together.
  • Ingredients – When heating the ingredients together, make sure they are mixed together completely.
  • Buffalo Sauce – You can make homemade buffalo sauce or use store bought. These quesadilla will have all the flavors of buffalo sauce no matter which one you use.
  • Meal Idea – These quesadillas are perfect for lunch or dinner. We make these all the time for a quick meal idea.
  • Tortilla – You can use any type of quesadillas. Gluten free, low carb or whole wheat tortillas are always good options.
  • Shred Cheese – We recommend shredding cheese yourself. There is no adding ingredients and we feel like it melts better than the pre-shredded cheese.
Buffalo chicken quesadilla cut into triangle topped with sour cream and chopped green onions

What is Good to Serve with Quesadillas

  • Rice – This is yummy served with Spanish Rice. Did you know you can also freeze rice? You can also make white rice or brown rice.
  • Cheese Dip – My kids love when I make The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip Recipe. They like to eat this with some tortilla chips or pour some of the cheese dip on the quesadillas.
  • Other Size – See What to serve with Quesadillas for more ideas. We like super simple sides because this quesadilla recipe is so easy to make.
  • Sour Cream – We made to serve these with a drizzle of sour cream or to dip the quesadillas in.
  • Dips – We like to serve ranch and blue cheese dressing for dipping the quesadillas. We also like to cut up fresh veggies like carrots and celery for a delicious side dish.

How to Bake a Quesadilla

These Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas can be baked or cooked in the skillet.

  • Prepare the quesadilla as directed on the recipe card.
  • Place the prepared quesadillas on a baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees
  • Cook for about 6-7 minutes. Then flip and then cook 6-7 minutes on the other side.
  • Once the quesadillas are cooked to golden brown and have melted cheese, cut and serve.
Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla cut into a triangle topped with sour cream and chopped onions

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Cook Quesadillas in butter or oil?

We like to use a little bit of oil when making these quesadillas. These quesadillas will be a little crispier if you use oil. We have also had great results with non stick spay.

How to Store Leftover Quesadillas

If you have leftovers, place in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. The leftovers will last about 3 days. Reheat leftovers in the microwave on the skillet.

Why Are My Quesadillas Not Crispy?

When placing the oil or butter down in the pan, make sure to not place to much in the pan. This could cause the quesadilla to be soggy and not have a crispy texture.

Should I Use Corn or Flour Tortillas for Quesadillas?

When making quesadillas we usually use flour tortillas as they tend to be more flexible. But you can also use corn tortillas. There are many tortillas at the grocery store that will fit into any diet restrictions.

More Easy Quesadilla Recipes

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Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

4.91 from 11 votes
Buffalo chicken quesadilla recipe has all that you love about buffalo flavor with tons of cheese and tender chicken. Get dinner on the table in minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 406


  • 3 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 1 cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 6 burrito size flour tortillas
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella
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  • In a large pot combine cooked chicken, hot buffalo sauce and ranch dressing and cream cheese.
  • Stir until heated through and melted.
  • Spoon mixture onto flour tortilla.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese. Fold in half.
  • Cook on a heated griddle for a few minutes until it begins to brown. Flip.
  • Continue until all the quesadillas are prepared.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 406kcal, Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 14g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 54mg, Sodium 2042mg, Potassium 152mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 506IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 274mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Carrie says:

    5 stars
    We’ve made this several times and love it!

  2. Kamilla says:


  3. Janice says:

    If you don’t like things real spicy should you cut back on the buffalo sauce?

  4. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!

  5. Mo says:

    Very good. Cooked this for a finicky teenager. She liked it but will probably only eat one. But who cares I will eat it for lunch with low carb tortillas and celery sticks. Perfect for keto.

  6. Kathryn Canty says:

    5 stars
    A recipe definitely out of our comfort zone, but I’m so glad we decided to try these! My husband and I both enjoyed them!

  7. Carrie says:

    Thank you – I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  8. Lorna says:

    5 stars
    Cooked half and put the other half up for a quick meal one day.