The Best Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla
  • Alaina Hinkle

The Best Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

I am going to be completely honest. I would eat this quesadilla every day.... it...is..that..GOOD. Now one of the things I love about it is the shredded chicken that is in it. It is a simple Insta Pot recipe to make this buffalo chicken and then you can utilize the buffalo chicken for so many things!


  • Quesadilla like in this post

  • Buffalo Chicken Nachos that I posted on my Instagram stories earlier this week

  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap

  • Buffalo Chicken Salad

  • Burrito Bowl with Buffalo Chicken


........ I mean you can see what I am getting at right ? ;)


I feel like once you have the chicken done options are endless and makes for a perfect meal prep item to add to your list!



Well Alaina Quesadillas aren't healthy.....


I get it. Yes, quesadillas aren't one of the healthiest recipes. However, what it comes down to is WHAT you are making it with. The ingredients that go into the chicken, the ranch & the type of tortillas you use. I have so many things I could get on the soap box to talk about & this is one of my big ones--INGREDIENTS. That is one of the biggest pitfalls I think we fall into when it comes to trying to eat healthy. I am ALL about balance & throwing in these meals, where yes they aren't SO healthy for you, but they aren't bad for you either. They are made with quality ingredients and also have a lot of great benefits at the same time. However, it is our society programming our minds, weightloss programs etc, that focus on


LOW FAT or ZERO CALORIES


Now... the thing is we might be seeing the numbers drop on the scales. However, at what price? We need to ask ourselves & look into what is making it LOW FAT or have ZERO CALORIES. The chances are if something is low fat--not naturally low fat they were altered. Altered by what?


+ Take low fat cheeses for example-- depending on the brand, especially shredded cheeses, they can be packed with 12 + ingredients & 20% more sodium. If cheese has more than 3 ingredients I am having a hard time thinking that is cheese...


+ Salad dressings are number one when it comes to something that I HIGHLY recommend making your own or looking at getting full fat vs. low fat. The amount of sugars, preservatives & corn syrups to make it low fat is crazy. Plus the lack of HEALTHY fats and olive oil.


Bottom Line: there are things added into your food in order to make it low fat or have zero calories unnaturally. Which then results in sugars to bring back the taste, artificial flavors, syrups & preservatives. So it may appear on the outside you are loosing weight initially, but at what cost to your insides?


*** Gets off soap box***


So let's get started shall we?? hahah

Just FOUR ingredients for buffalo chicken?!


+New Primal Mild Buffalo Sauce

+Garlic

+Garlic Ghee (or butter)

+Honey




Ingredients// Directions for both parts to the quesadilla


Buffalo Chicken:


+ 4 Chicken Breasts

+1/2 Cup New Primal Mild Buffalo sauce + 2 tbsp

+ 1/4 cup honey

+ 3 tbsp melted garlic ghee or butter


Direction:

1. In medium bowl whisk together hot sauce, honey, melted butter & garlic

2. Place chicken breasts into the Insta Pot & pour the sauce from above over the chicken breasts

3. Pressure cook at 10 minutes & then quick release

4. With two forks, shred the chicken & stir the chicken in the remaining sauce. Then turn on sauté and add two more tbsp of hot sauce & continue stirring until the chicken absorbs almost all of it.


Healthy-ish Ranch:


1/2 tbsp dried dill

1/2 tbsp dried parsley

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 tbsp chopped chives

1 cups greek yogurt

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup mayo


Directions:

In a medium size bowl whisk together yogurt, mayo & buttermilk. Add in seasonings & chives, then whisk together until full combined. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving



Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla


Ingredients:

2 tortillas

Healthy-ish Ranch from above

Shredded Buffalo Chicken from above

shredded romaine lettuce

green onions

1/2 cup of shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Directions:


1. in a nonstick skillet add tortilla & half of the shredded cheese & then sprinkle shredded chicken on top




2. Drizzle with ranch dressing, green onions and remaining shredded cheese. Then top with the second tortilla.


Cook on both sides until crispy. Cut then drizzle with ranch buffalo sauce & sprinkle with lettuce and more green onions. Then Enjoy!



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