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Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Shredded chicken is tossed with a creamy blue cheese-hot sauce dressing before being tucked into a whole-wheat tortilla in this healthy quesadilla recipe. Served with a quick carrot-and-celery slaw, this easy recipe is great for lunch or dinner but can also be cut into smaller wedges and served as an appetizer.


4 servings

Prep Time

35 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes


  • 1pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2tablespoons white-wine vinegar plus 2 teaspoons, divided
  • 1 1/2tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 48-inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 4teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 1cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1cup shredded carrot
  • 2scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and place on the prepared baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 165°F, 14 to 18 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board and shred with 2 forks.
  3. Meanwhile, combine blue cheese, yogurt, mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons vinegar, hot sauce and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add the shredded chicken and stir to coat. Divide the chicken mixture among tortillas, arranging it on the lower half of each, and fold closed.
  4. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add 2 quesadillas. Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 3 to 6 minutes total. Repeat with 2 teaspoons oil and the remaining quesadillas.
  5. Combine celery, carrot and scallions with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 2 teaspoons vinegar in a medium bowl. Serve the quesadillas with the slaw.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 451kcal
Carbohydrate Total 30g
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 92mg
Sodium 766mg
Protein 32g
Potassium 608mg
Calcium 191mg
Folate 34mcg
Omega-6 4g
Vitamin E 3mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 11mg

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