Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Well skip to my Lordy Lou, they totally did it.

Who did it? The Jayhawks.

What did they do? They made it to the Final Four.

How many times did you do the pee pee dance in front of a TV screen this weekend? 4,268.

Why did you just say pee pee dance? I have no idea.


March Madness is up in HYAH, you guys, and I’m totes in the spirit. I have pom poms glued to both wrists, a basketball wig attached to my head and my face is painted. Although it’s painted like Sigourney Weaver in Avatar because THAT SEEMED TO MAKE A LOT OF SENSE AT THE TIME.


And I buffafacalo’d. Which obviously means to buffalo your face with something during this basketball hoops shooting in the basket sports season. In yesterday’s particular case, we showcased the quesadilla. Oh! We showQUESadilla’d!

Just fire me.

Before you do though, look at the mound of filling that I accidentally on purpose put in my ques. That’s what I call it. Ques.

Okay now you can fire me.

But before you do, look at that cast iron working its magic in the flattening arena. There should be a cheer!

“Flatten it good!

Flatten it tight!

Flatten it all the way to dynomite!”

….firing may commence.


But before you do, might I introduce to you to this tower o’ power? This high rise of happy cries? This castle of dazzle? These layers of flavor slayers? These–faaahn, I’ll shut up.



You’re making me president, aren’t you? I’ll WEAR MY BASKETBALL WIG.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas:

What it took for 2:

* 1 pound chicken tenders
* 1 cup Frank’s buffalo wing sauce, divided
* 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
* 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
* 2 large tortillas
* 1/4 cup cilantro, for garnish

Fork the chicken tenders all over with a fork. Toss them with 1/2 cup Frank’s buffalo sauce, cover and marinate in fridge for at least an hour.

Preheat grill over medium high. Arrange the tenders on the grates and grill until nicely charred and cooked through, about 10 minutes total. Remove from grill, cover and let rest 5 minutes.

Roughly slice the chicken and toss with the remaining Buffalo sauce.

Layer some cheese along half of your tortilla, followed by half the chicken, more cheese (blue and jack) and topped with cilantro.

Place back on the grill and using a heavy object (like a cast iron) flatten the quesadilla because there’s a lot of filling inside. Flip and continue to cook until the cheese melts, you get good grill marks and everything is heated through.

Remove from grill, slice and inhale.

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34 Responses to Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

  1. Jessica March 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm #
    There were almost tears shed in my house yesterday when UNC lost.. but not by me. My husband could certainly use some consoling and I think these might just do the trick. Or I'll eat them all myself and bitterly stare across the room reminding him how he rubbed it in my face when my beloved Duke lost... oh marriage. <3
  2. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids March 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm #
    You amaze me with every single post. First of all, you love basketball, which means that we are totally friends, even though we have never met. Secondly, I love, love, love buffalo chicken. Thirdly, you put buffalo chicken in quesadilla form, which just rocked my Monday morning world.
  3. kelley March 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm #
    After two weeks off of not even looking at a single blog, I'm glad to have come back to this. First one up and I remember why I love reading you. You make me laugh and make me want to invite myself over to watch basketball and eat quesadillas. Happy Monday to you!!
  4. Cathy @ Noble Pig March 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm #
    Wow..wow...these look heavenly!!!
  5. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel March 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm #
    Best morning laugh. You're awesome and my husband would love these!
  6. Cassie March 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm #
    You know how I feel about Frank's. Which is exactly opposite of how I feel about basketball. I'm pretty sure I'd watch it though, just to eat one of these. Love!
  7. Julie @ Table for Two March 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm #
    oh my freaking gosh. these look amazing and makes me wish i had a guh-rill....i will soon enough and these might be the first things i make on it. god, i love me some buffalo quesadillas. i seriously am craving this hardcore now.
  8. Jennifer | Mother Thyme March 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm #
    I'm a Buffalo girl and love all things Buffalo especially these fabulous looking quesdilla you are serving up here! I love how you fire these up on the grill, great idea!
  9. Casey March 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm #
    Haha, I love it! My favorite post by far I've read here. YUM! AND ROCK CHALK!
  10. Cookbook Queen March 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm #
    I am so in love with this idea. Get over here and lets have dinner.
  11. Erin March 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm #
    Hehe the pee pee dance I love it. Also love these quesadillas
  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks March 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm #
    You are the master of quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas and generally gooey cheesy food that makes me hungry at 7am when I read your posts!
  13. Maria March 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm #
    Great lunch idea!
  14. Nicole {Sweet Peony} March 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm #
    Ohhhhh I missed you :) Totally got me laughing and drooling at the same time, which is just as unattractive as you're imagining it is.
  15. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious March 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm #
    These look good! I'm glad you used my favorite Franks sauce, I could drink that stuff...maybe not but it sure is the sauce of all buffaloness. Take care..
  16. claire @ the realistic nutritionist March 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm #
    I am such a huge fan of buffalo chicken!! Love this.
  17. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen March 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm #
    This is the perfect food. I love buffalo anything! I hope you dipped in a big bowl of ranch!
  18. Katie March 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm #
    That grill shot is MONEY. Hurry the heck up, summer - I am having grill withdraw. And I'm having Bev in a basketball wig withdraw - I need a picture of it.
  19. Karriann March 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm #
    You always have the best ideas! Yum! "Spice it Up"
  20. kimberlyloc March 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm #
    Love, love, LOVE that you are a cross between a razorback and a jayhawk! Razorhawk? Whatever we call you, I love this post + recipe + your basketball wig. xx
  21. Liz March 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm #
    Syracuse lost this weekend. March madness= OVER! Atleast for me, BUT it is so warm here in central New York that we have the grill out. Best winter ever! Making these tonight! Thanks for the recipe.
  22. Alison @ ingredients, Inc. March 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm #
    omg (my kids and I) would love these!
  23. Kelsey March 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm #
    I need these quesadillas in my life asap! I think I hear my tummy full on monster grumbling as I type. Thanks for sharing Bev!
  24. Villy @ For the love of Feeding March 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm #
    They look delicious!! (minus the coriander for me though.. sorryyy, sorrryyyyyy) :)
  25. Kathryn March 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm #
  26. Katie @ Epicurean Mom March 27, 2012 at 2:17 am #
    I love buffalo anything!! Perfect appetizer or entree! Cook this for me soon??
  27. Kelly Senyei March 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm #
    Oh my lard! These look incredible and I really cannot pass up "Buffalo" anything!
  28. Lacy March 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm #
    My buffalo sauce love equated to your pesto love. I think Ashlee may love the Buffalo the most. I will make these in your honor and call them Bev's Buffalo Brilliance.
  29. Kevin (Closet Cooking) April 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm #
    What a great way to enjoy some buffalo chicken!
  30. lesliepie June 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm #
    I'm surprising my hungry mancake with these tonight. But first I surprised myself with one - YUM! Thanks for a delicious recipe! Love your blog, btw.
  31. Ross | TheFaceBaby February 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm #
    I am SO glad I clicked through the Super Bowl post to get to these "towers o' power" ... because I had no flippin' idea you were a Jayhawks fan. Like it or not, you and I are now officially friends. I have no ties to Kansas (I'm a northeastern city boy-turned-Southern Californian...what?) but I've been in awe of the Phog since I was just a wee boy. Horrid loss today, but better to learn those lessons now than in March ... Rock Chalk!!


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