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Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Cuisinart original
They are great for a large get-together and can be kept warm in the oven


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups Buffalo sauce, divided
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • 12 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 7- to 8-inch flour tortillas
  • Blue cheese dressing, for serving
  • Celery sticks, for serving


Nutritional information


Nutritional information per serving (1 quesadilla): Calories 821 (54% from fat) • carb. 41g • pro. 53g fat 48g sat. / fat 25g • chol. 224mg • sod. 3414mg calc. 656mg • fiber 2g



1. Turn on the Cuisinart

® Griddler®. Select Griddle and set to 425°F.

2. Once preheated, put the chicken on the Griddler

®. Close the Griddler® and set the timer for 8 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked through. Remove from Griddler® and let cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, thinly slice the chicken and toss with 1½ cups of the Buffalo sauce. Reserve.

3. While the chicken is cooking, combine the cream cheese with the remaining (½ cup) Buffalo sauce. Spread about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture onto the center of one of the tortillas, leaving about a 1-inch border all around. Sprinkle with

1/ 3 cup of the shredded cheese. Top with ½ scoop of the cooked chicken mixture and an additional 1/ 3 cup shredded cheese. Spread 1 more tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture onto another tortilla, also leaving about a 1-inch border. Put the tortilla, cream-cheese side down, onto the bottom tortilla. Brush the top with vegetable oil.

4. When the chicken is done cooking, decrease the temperature to 375°F. Once heated, put the quesadilla on the bottom plate and close the Griddler

®. Set the count-up timer and cook for about 3 to 3½ minutes, until cheese is melted and the top of the quesadilla is a little brown and crispy. Remove from Griddler®, let cool slightly and cut into 8 pieces. Repeat with remaining ingredients.