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Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas – Recipe!

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I love spicy food and especially the flavors of buffalo chicken.  The mixture of creamy butter and hot sauce, somehow hits the spot.  Often, buffalo chicken is deep fried, which I am not a huge fan of, so I created a recipe that poaches the chicken in the sauce first, and then I sandwiched it between Monterrey Jack cheese in a warm whole wheat tortilla.

I cook the quesadilla in a skillet on the stove top for an extra crunchy exterior.  The ooey gooey slightly spicy flavors of this Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla are tremendous and I serve it with a dollop of guacamole for a nice cool contrast.  I love to serve these quesadillas as an appetizer for game night or a casual party.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons butter

4 ounces hot sauce, any variety

1 boneless skinless chicken breast

2 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded

2 whole wheat tortillas

guacamole, optional

(Serves 2-4)

To Prepare:

1.  In a small saucepan, add the butter and hot sauce.  Cook over medium heat until the butter is melted, about 3 minutes.

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2.  Cut the chicken breast into 1/4 inch thick slices and add it to the sauce.  Stir to combine and continue to cook on medium heat for 8 minutes, or until the sauce is reduced by half.

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3.  In a skillet, add 1 teaspoon of butter and place over low heat until melted.  Add 1 tortilla and 1/4 cup of cheese on one side of the tortilla.  Then, add 3-4 pieces of chicken on top.

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4.  Sprinkle 1/4 of cheese on top of the chicken and fold the tortilla in half.  Cook the quesadilla for 3 minutes.

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5.  Using a spatula, flip the quesadilla over and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the cheese starts to bubble around the perimeter.

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6.  Slice in half or in wedges and serve with a dollop of guacamole.  Enjoy!

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