These buffalo chicken tacos are saucy and spicy shredded chicken piled into flour tortillas along with lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing. A fun take on taco night with plenty of bold flavors!
We love tacos in my house, I make them almost every week. From slow cooker tacos to Thai chicken tacos, you can’t ever go wrong! This buffalo chicken version is the newest addition to our Taco Tuesday rotation and it’s a good one!
I’m always looking for new ideas to jazz up taco night, and these buffalo chicken tacos have quickly become a family favorite! They’ve got all of the best flavors of buffalo chicken wrapped up into tortillas and they couldn’t be any easier to make!
How do you make buffalo chicken tacos?
The filling for these tacos starts with cooked, shredded chicken. You can use rotisserie chicken, chicken that’s been cooked in the slow cooker, or leftover chicken. Whatever cooked chicken you have on hand will work. The chicken is tossed in a homemade buffalo sauce, then it’s ready to be layered into tacos.
How do you make buffalo sauce?
Buffalo sauce is made with hot sauce, butter and honey. I like to use Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for the most authentic flavor. The butter and honey serve to temper the acidity and heat of the hot sauce.
After the chicken is tossed in buffalo sauce, it’s time to assemble your tacos. I go simple with these tacos and add lettuce, tomato and ranch. That being said, there are tons of ways you can flavor these tacos including additions such as
- Blue cheese
- Green onions
- Cheddar Cheese
I use soft flour tortillas for my buffalo chicken tacos, but you could certainly go with hard taco shells if you prefer.
Typically buffalo chicken is served with either ranch or blue cheese dressing to complement the spicy flavors. My family likes ranch, you can go with store bought dressing or make your own. If you’re a blue cheese fan, go with that instead!
I typically serve buffalo chicken tacos with a side of baked potato wedges and a vegetable. If you want to keep your sides in realm of Mexican food, pinto beans and Mexican rice are great side dishes.
This buffalo chicken makes great leftovers. I often make a double batch so that everyone can have tacos for lunch the next day. Any leftover meat can also be used in sandwiches, as a pizza topping, or on a salad.
The next time you’re craving tacos, switch things up a bit with this fun and unique recipe. The whole family will thank you!
More buffalo style recipes
- Buffalo Shrimp
- Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
- Buffalo Chicken Sliders
- Baked Buffalo Wings
- Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Tacos
- 3 cups cooked shredded chicken warmed up
- 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce such as Frank's Red Hot
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 3/4 cup ranch dressing can also use blue cheese dressing
- 8 small flour tortillas
- In a small bowl, whisk together the buffalo wing sauce, butter and honey. Pour the buffalo sauce mixture over the chicken and toss to coat.
- Divide the chicken evenly among the tortillas. Top with lettuce and tomato.
- Drizzle with ranch, then serve.