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Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

This buffalo chicken quesadilla is loaded with tender chicken, melty cheese, and tons of spicy wing sauce. It’s easy to make, packed with protein, and so delicious. 

Close up of a stack of buffalo chicken quesadilla triangles, topped with cilantro


I’m a big believer that buffalo chicken goes with anything. Sure, traditional chicken wings are great, but wing sauce and chicken make almost everything better. This buffalo chicken quesadilla recipe is no exception. Chicken quesadillas are a common and delicious food, but the addition of wing sauce takes them to the next level. The spicy, tangy buffalo sauce works so well with the rich, gooey, melted cheddar cheese. And you can even add blue cheese crumbles to really get the complete buffalo chicken experience. 

This tastes like something you would order at your favorite gastropub, but it’s so easy to make. It barely takes any time at all to cook, and it’s sure to be a hit with anyone that you serve it to. So the next time you’re craving Mexican food or wing sauce, you’ve got to give this buffalo quesadilla a try. It’s a truly perfect meal. 

Why You’ll Love This Spicy Chicken Quesadilla

I make this recipe all the time, for lunch, dinner, or a snack. It’s that good. Here’s why I know you’ll love it. 

  • Great party food. I make this for myself all the time, but it’s also a great party food. You can easily make a large batch of buffalo chicken quesadillas and put them on a tray when you’re hosting a large group of people. Quesadillas are a great finger food, and this recipe is guaranteed to be popular with any guests you have. 
  • So easy. This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. It uses just 5 ingredients, and it only takes 20 minutes to make. The instructions are simple, and it’s easy to double or triple the batch to make a bunch of these tangy, spicy quesadillas. 
  • Protein-packed. These quesadillas are a great recipe for anyone who’s trying to get a lot of protein in their diet. They’re loaded with cheese, chicken, and basically nothing else. That’s a whole bunch of protein! 
Overhead view of a plate of chicken breasts, a bowl of shredded cheese, a bottle of wing sauce, and two flour tortillas

Ingredients Needed

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to make these gooey, spicy quesadillas. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each ingredient.

  • Chicken – You’ll need to use chicken that’s already cooked for this recipe. 
  • Buffalo wing sauce – Use your favorite brand.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – For best results, shred your own cheese, but you can use pre-shredded if you want.
  • Flour tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Blue cheese crumbles – This is an optional ingredient. 

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

These wing sauce quesadillas are so easy to make. Here’s how to do it. 

  • Make the filling. Add the chicken, wing sauce, and cheddar cheese to a bowl, and mix together until well combined.
A mixing bowl filled with shredded chicken, wing sauce, and shredded cheese
  • Assemble. Place some of the chicken on top of a tortilla. If you’re using blue cheese, crumble it over the top of the filling. Then add another tortilla on top, and repeat the process with the remaining tortillas. 
A plate with a tortilla topped with buffalo chicken and cheese mixture, topped with blue cheese crumbles
  • Heat a skillet. Put a skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add olive oil. Brush olive oil over both sides of the quesadilla.
  • Cook. Put the tortilla in the skillet and cook until lightly golden brown on each side, which should take 4-5 minutes. Then remove from the heat and serve. 
Two uncooked quesadillas on a skillet

Tricks and Tips 

Here are a few tricks to use when you make this cheesy chicken Mexican dish. 

  • Keep warm. If you’re making multiple buffalo chicken quesadillas, then it’s important to keep them warm while you finish cooking. The best way to do this is to turn your oven on to the lowest temperature, or the “warm” setting if it has one. Put the finished quesadillas on a baking sheet or an oven-safe plate, and keep them in the oven until you’re ready to serve them. 
  • Get creative with the cheese. I like to just use cheddar cheese and blue cheese in this recipe, but feel free to add your favorite cheeses. You can use a pre-packaged Mexican cheese blend if you’d like, or some mozzarella or jack cheese for a more gooey and stringy quesadilla. You can add something spicy, like pepper jack if you’d like to bump up the heat. 
  • Make sure the tortillas are browned. A lot of people make the mistake of not cooking their quesadillas at a high enough temperature, and then the tortillas never brown. When tortillas turn golden brown, they get a much nicer flavor, and the texture is better. If you don’t brown your tortillas they’ll be soft, soggy, and bland. Make sure to cook your tortillas long enough that they get golden brown on each side. If they’re not browning up much, turn up the heat. If they’re burning instead of browning, turn down the heat. 
Close up of a plate with a stack of buffalo chicken quesadilla triangles

Serving Suggestions

My favorite way to eat buffalo chicken quesadillas is by dipping them in a sauce. You can use a sauce commonly eaten with wings, like extra buffalo sauce, Ranch Dressing, or Blue Cheese Dip. Or you can use a common Mexican condiment, like Homemade Guacamole, or Fire Roasted Salsa. I also love to serve these quesadillas with some tasty Mexican sides. Here are some of my favorites.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

You can keep leftover chicken quesadillas in the fridge for up to 3 days, as long as you store them in an airtight container. However, the tortillas will get a little bit soggy after the first day, so they won’t be as good. Reheat the spicy quesadillas in the microwave in 30-second increments until warm all the way through.

Or you can re-crisp them by heating them in a skillet over medium heat until they are warmed through.

Can You Freeze These Quesadillas? 

You can definitely freeze this recipe, though the texture won’t be as good. If you want to freeze them, make sure the quesadillas are fully cooled, then double-bag them in airtight plastic bags. They’ll last for 3 months in the freezer. 

A stack of slices of buffalo chicken quesadillas on a plate, topped with cilantro

More Easy Buffalo Chicken Recipes 

I could eat buffalo chicken every day for the rest of my life. I love it that much. If you’re also a huge fan of chicken and wing sauce, then check out some of my other favorite recipes.

Yield: 4 servings

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

A stack of slices of buffalo chicken quesadillas on a plate, topped with cilantro

This buffalo chicken quesadilla recipe is loaded with tender chicken, gooey cheese, and spicy sauce. It's so flavorful, and so easy to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken, cooked and shredded (approximately 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, wing sauce, and shredded cheese until well combined.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly across 3 of the flour tortillas. Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles if you're using them, then top with the rest of the tortillas.
  3. Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of the tortillas with olive oil.
  4. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, until lightly golden-brown.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve with more buffalo sauce and ranch dressing.


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat leftovers in the microwave in 30-second increments.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 648Total Fat 43gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 208mgSodium 1306mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 53g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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