10 Minute Creamy Buffalo Chicken & Black Bean Quesadillas

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I think it’s safe to say my family is living off of 10 minute meals this summer. Lots of quick and easy pastas, lots of salads, lots of quesadillas.  Why don’t I have the time, err the desire, errr the food in my house to cook a real meal for my family?  

My pantry is pretty pathetic.  I‘m not making time for meal planning.  Not even making grocery lists.  I have little time and very little desire to go the grocery store.  

My most recent trips have been real doosies….thanks to a one year old who wants to walk everywhere,  who turns into a hot, screaming, baby-of- a-mess, when strapped into the cart.   I pretty much come home empty handed.  Aside from my twelve pack of diet coke.   


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I had everything for these Creamy Buffalo Chicken & Black Bean Quesadillas.  Even in my barren pantry & sorry excuse for a stocked fridge.   Chicken + Black Beans + Wing Sauce + Sour Cream + Tortillas + Cheese   And green onions that were surprisingly still fresh.  

The best part? The filling is not only great in quesadillas, but great in tacos, burritos, taquitos, or on chips to make nachos.  Take your pic and have dinner ready in minutes.  

creamy buffalo chicken & black bean quesadillas-6Summer is dwindling you guys.  And first years of preschool are approaching (gahhh!!).   We need more time for play and less time for work.  And I’m avoiding trips to the grocery store.  Which  is exactly why I’m making meals like this! 

FYI– the kiddos just get black bean & chicken quesadillas.  The spicy stuff is for the adults.  And my spicy-food-loving husband has no complaints about these! 

10 Minute Creamy Buffalo Chicken & Black Bean Quesadillas
Serves 2
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  1. 1 1/2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (or 12.5 oz canned chicken- like from Costco)
  2. 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  3. 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  4. 1/4 cup Franks hot sauce (or other wing sauce)
  5. 1/4 cup sour cream (plus more for topping)
  6. 2 tbsp diced green onion
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a small sauce pan combine chicken, sour cream, wing sauce, black beans, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and bring to a slight simmer, remove from heat.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium heat and lightly spray with Pam.
  3. Place tortilla on the heated skillet.
  4. Spread about a 1/4- 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture onto one half of the tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until bottom side is golden brown. Fold the top of the quesadilla in half to close the quesadilla. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Garnish with sour cream and diced green onion
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  1. Heather July 26, 2013

    Seriously, this looks like it’s going to be dinner tonight. I am SO not in the mood to cook or do anything for more than 10 minutes (except sleep…)!

  2. Michelle July 26, 2013

    Where do the black beans fall into the recipe? Are they in the quesadilla?
    Looks yummy and can’t wait to try it!

    • Kristy July 27, 2013

      I added it! Sorry, left them out!

  3. Nancy Driscoll July 26, 2013

    Do you add the black beans when you simmer on the stove or wait & add later ?

    • Kristy July 26, 2013

      Add with the chicken!

      • Hannah February 25, 2015

        How many does this make?

        • Kristy February 26, 2015

          Makes 2-3 quesadillas!

  4. susie August 7, 2013

    Great quick recipe and sounds like something even my hubby will eat and he’s as picky as they come but always wants to eat and I never can think up quick things so I am not constantly in the kitchen which I am anyways washing dishes and cleaning up spills etc…def going to try this one…Thanks!

  5. Lauren November 19, 2013

    I made these for dinner last night, and it was so easy and delicious! My husband LOVED these! He gave me 2 high fives! He is a big fan of buffalo chicken. I had to cook the chicken beforehand, so that is what took the longest. But I will definitely be making this again when I need a quick dinner.
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Kristy November 19, 2013

      So glad you liked them Lauren!!

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  8. sarah March 10, 2014

    I just finished eating these for dinner tonight, and they were amazing! My hubby isn’t a fan of buffalo so I made two separate kinds. One with buffalo sauce and one I used taco seasoning in place of buffalo and added some cream cheese – he ate two! Great recipe!!! Thank you for sharing!

    • Kristy March 11, 2014

      So glad you liked them Sarah!! They are so easy to change up and make to everyone’s taste!

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  10. Kristy March 27, 2014

    Does this really only serve 2 people? Seems like a lot of beans for two servings.

  11. Joshua Kastanek April 8, 2014

    I was hungry today and was searching around for some good quesadilla recipes. I happened to stumble onto yours and decided to try it out. Absolutely amazing, I greatly enjoyed every last bit.
    Thank you for providing this wonderful recipe.

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