Are you craving a saucy and spicy homemade snack or meal but don’t feel like putting much effort into it?
Well, then this is the right article for you! I will show you how to make juicy buffalo chicken tacos with just some chicken leftover, a Hot Sauce, and toppings of your liking.
Perfect combo, you can’t even go wrong!
You will have to experiment with different flavors to find the one that works best for you, but don’t worry, it’s a fun process, you get to play around with multiple ingredients and decide what combos achieve the best results.
If you want to take the shortcut and try out my all-time favorite buffalo chicken tacos recipe, then read through this article.
How do you make buffalo chicken tacos?
First, you will need to prepare your base ingredient, aka the filling. For these tacos, it starts with cooked, shredded chicken.
You have the option to choose between rotisserie chicken, chicken that’s been cooked in the slow cooker or leftover chicken, depending on what’s available. But whatever grilled chicken you have on hand will work.
The chicken is then tossed in a homemade buffalo sauce that I will show you how to make. Then it’s ready to be layered into tacos.
My mouth is watering just by writing this, let alone making it.
Now that your filling is all ready, it’s time to make your spicy buffalo sauce.
How do you make buffalo sauce?
Buffalo sauce is basically made with hot sauce, butter, and some honey.
Frank’s Red-Hot Sauce works best for my taste; I think it helps achieve the most authentic flavor.
The butter and Honey, on the other hand, serve to temper the acidity and heat of the hot sauce, making it taste a perfect mix of hot and mild, convenient for everyone.
Now, after the chicken is tossed and well covered in buffalo sauce, it’s time to start assembling your tacos.
You can either go simple with your tacos and add toppings such as lettuce, tomato, and ranch or go a little wild and add some extra flavors; there are tons of additions that are sure to take your tacos to the next level, such as:
- Blue cheese
- Green onions
- Cheddar Cheese
What taco shells should you use?
When it comes to taco shells, there are mainly two options you can choose from, again, depending on your preference.
I go with soft flour tortillas for my buffalo chicken tacos, but you could go with hard taco shells if you’re in for some crispiness.
Now that you know the basics of buffalo chicken tacos making, let’s move on to the actual recipe. As stated earlier, you won’t need much! The only part you can choose to go wild with is the toppings, which differs from person to person.
- 3 cups cooked shredded chicken, warm
- 1/2 cup Hot Sauce such as Frank's Red Hot
- 2 to 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 8 small flour tortillas
- Diced tomatoes
- Shredded lettuce
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Blue cheese or Ranch dressing
- Sliced green onions
- Diced avocado
In a small bowl, whisk together the buffalo Hot Sauce, butter and Honey while heating them until warm through. Place shredded chicken in a medium bowl, then pour the buffalo sauce mixture over it and toss to coat.
Divide the chicken mixture evenly among the tortillas Top with lettuce, tomato and other toppings of your liking.
Drizzle with blue cheese or ranch, then serve.