Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Buffalo chicken and gooey cheese? Count us in. Serve this scrumptious buffalo chicken recipe with carrots and celery to help make it a fresh and filling meal.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 quesadilla each

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon bottled hot pepper sauce

  • 4 7-8 inch whole wheat flour tortillas

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese

  • 8 medium carrots, cut into sticks

  • 6 stalks celery, cut into sticks

  • ¼ cup bottled light blue cheese or ranch salad dressing

Directions

  1. In a medium skillet combine chicken and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), turning once; drain. Using two forks, pull chicken apart into shreds (you should have about 1 1/3 cups). In a small bowl toss together shredded chicken and hot pepper sauce to combine.

  2. Coat one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. Place tortillas, coated sides down, on a work surface. Top half of each tortilla with mozzarella cheese, blue cheese, and shredded chicken. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently.

  3. In a large skillet cook quesadillas, half at a time, over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden and cheeses are melted, turning once. Cut into wedges. Serve with carrots, celery, and salad dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
12g Fat
40g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 867mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 45%
Calcium 242.3mg 19%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 719mg 15%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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