In honor of the fact this this Sunday is the Super Bowl, I plan to spend the week inundating you with game day recipes. I can’t promise that they’ll all be healthy (most won’t) but they will be delicious.
I cannot think of a snack flavor that is more loved or desired by the masses than Buffalo Chicken. And really, whats not to love. You have a flavor profile that is savory with a nice, spicy kick. The are about a billion (exactly a billion) variations and routes that you can take this- I actually haven’t found a variation that I haven’t liked.
With this in mind, it seems only natural to start this week full of game day recipes off with a buffalo chicken recipe. It’s not particularly fancy, or inventive. It’s not extremely pretty. But it is delicious and easy to make for a crowd. You can even assemble everything the day before and finish them off on game day.
This recipe makes a good amount of food and therefore makes a great dish to pass at your next party (likely best if you’re the host so that you have full control of the oven). While quesadillas tend to be best of the stove or grill, I’m lazy so I put them in the oven. But by all means if you’re feeling the extra step, have at it. The amounts of ingredients are totally flexible, I happened to be cooking for more people than J and I. But you can also cut it down for less.
Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla
Source: The Life Jolie, inspired by Mark Frisicano and his undying love for all things Buffalo
- 3-4 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I put them in the slow cooker, in water, on high for 4-6 hours so that they shred up easily)
- 1 bottle of Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce in Buffalo flavor, more or less depending on how saucy you like your buffalo chicken (make sure that it’s the wing sauce!)
- 2-3 Tbsp of ranch seasoning
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Flour tortillas
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Mix the wing sauce and ranch seasoning in with your chicken- add sauce until it reaches the amount of “sauciness” that you want.
Line your pans with foil and coat with cooking spray. Lay half of your tortillas on your pans and put a layer of cheese on them.
Next top with a layer of chicken. If you like it extra saucy, you might consider drizzling more of the wing sauce on, but J and I don’t like it extremely saucy, so we skipped this step.
Finally, throw a bit more cheese on top of the chicken and then top the quesadillas with another tortilla and lightly spray them with cooking spray.
Bake the quesadillas for 10-15 minutes. Serve with celery, blue cheese dressing and wing sauce on the side.
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