Slow cooker buffalo chicken deserved an encore and it looks a lot like this cheesy, smoky Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas! These are the REAL DEAL!
Any way I can sneak the flavor load of tender cooked buffalo chicken into a meal I do. Wraps? You bet. Pizza? For sure. Quesadillas… why not! So that’s how we got here, and I’m so happy you came.
Since back to school is practically upon us, I’m searching for more ways I can put my slow cooker to use. If there is a dish I really like, such as Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, or Pork Carnitas, I find a way I can re-create the recipe to be made in my slow cooker and then share it with you.
And that’s exactly what we are doing here because the chicken gets slow cooked in buffalo sauce to tender fall-apart perfection that makes my heart happy.
Set the chicken to cook in the morning and by the time you get home, dinner is a couple of tortillas and handfuls of cheese from being done which means you get more time to do important things like hanging out with the kiddos and taking care of business.
This Buffalo chicken makes the perfect base for a number of recipes such as tacos, salads, on top pizza, or to stuff a potato. If you want to stretch this meal for more recipes, then double the slow cooker recipe. That way you can use it to build out another recipe, for instance, tacos one night, these quesadillas another. See where I’m going?
Is this freezer friendly? Absolutely! If I don’t plan using the leftover buffalo chicken that week, pack it into labeled freezer bags and freeze for up to 2 months. To eat, remove from freezer, heat, and use it like you would a fresh batch. You’ll thank yourself later!
I have to admit, this recipe may require minimal effort but it brings down the house with the smoky, tangy, bold Buffalo sauce. Oh wait, I almost forgot the blue cheese crumbles and dressing. YES! This is one step you SHOULD NOT skip, although the buffalo chicken by itself is pretty spectacular, these crumbles and drizzles take these quesadillas up a notch. If Blue cheese isn’t your thing there is always ole, reliable Ranch, and hey it’s pretty good too!
This entire meal looks like it was made for kids but let’s be honest, this was totally made with me in mind. No shame, and it doesn’t hurt that they love it just as much as I do!
What are some of your favorite recipes to make in the slow cooker?
Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
- Yield: 4 servings
- 2 cups reserved Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken
- 8 8-inch flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
- Butter, for grilling
- 1/2 cup Blue cheese dressing
- Place the tortillas on a flat surface. Top 4 tortillas with the chicken, Cheddar cheese, and blue cheese. Assemble the quesadillas.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. One at a time, place the quesadillas into the skillet and grill for 3 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt. Flip and grill for another 3 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Remove from the skillet and repeat with remaining quesadillas.
- Slice and serve with Blue cheese dressing.
- Calories: 519
- Fat: 24.1
- Carbohydrates: 56
- Protein: 19.6