Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla
Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

Whether you are gearing up for the big game with the extended family or just dinner at home for two, this Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla is sure to be a big hit.

We prefer to roast a whole chicken ahead of time to use for a variety of meals but a store bought rotisserie chicken works great too. Keep the calories and fat in check by using reduced and fat free cheeses and sour cream. Pack on the protein by adding the black beans. We cook ours from dry beans, but if you are using canned, make sure they are low or no salt added.

A little heat goes a long way in this dish. The cayenne chili sauce and our spicy Buffalo Wing Rub are balanced by the creaminess of blue and monterey jack cheeses. Our Buffalo Wing Rub is hand blended from brown sugar, garlic, chili powder, domestic paprika, cumin, yellow mustard powder, black pepper, onion, sea salt and habanero powder.

This is a perfect recipe for the grill, but can also be prepared indoors in a heavy skillet or, as we did, on a electric grill like a George Forman grill.

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  • 8 oz shredded roasted chicken breast, skin removed
  • 1/4 cup cayenne chili hot sauce (We used Frank's)
  • 2 teaspoons Buffalo Wing Rub
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Cilantro
  • 2 cups cooked or 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 8" whole wheat flour tortillas
  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken, hot sauce, 2 teaspoons Buffalo Wing Rub and Dried Cilantro. Toss to combine making sure that chicken is evenly covered with mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, blender or small food processor combine the dipping sauce ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Heat grill or stove top to medium high heat
  4. Brush the grill or heavy with olive oil to prevent sticking
  5. Put 1/4 of the chicken and 1/4 of the beans and 1/4 of the cheeses on 1/2 of the tortilla.
  6. Fold the other 1/2 of the tortilla over the mixture and press firmly.
  7. Place tortilla on the grill.
  8. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, until inside is heated through and cheese is melted.
  9. Remove from grill, allow to cool for 2-3 minutes and cut the tortilla into 3 wedges.
  10. Repeat process for the remaining tortillas and filling.
  11. Serve with dipping sauce.