Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos are crisp manfood tacos chock full of buffalo chicken for the Dad (or any taco lover) in your life.
Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

I had been wanting to do these tacos for a number of weeks now, ever since I spotted a box of blue corn taco shells at the market and thought they would  be perfect  for the 4th of July (being blue and all). I spent a little time wondering how I was going to  make these “Red White and Blue” and my original thought was to have chicken (white) in some sort of red enchilada sauce (red) to go with the blue shells.

I do love the idea of holiday foods  taking on  the red white and blue colors, but I am not usually very clever at coming up with ideas. Last year I did some  red  white and blue dipped chocolate marshmallows,  but it’s not my usual style  to eat a lot of  marshmallows. If I had more kids around maybe.

For this week, Sunday Supper bloggers are posting around a theme of  Dad’s Favorite Recipes. And originally I wanted to do tomahawk steaks, since they are so very HUGE and very much man-food. Just the kind of thing Fred Flintstone might want for his day. But it just figures the past couple of weeks the tomahawk steaks I saw were  not up to my standards.  So I decided to think on my feet and go for something else.

I knew that Buffalo Chicken is one of Bill’s favorite foods, as well as tacos (he is a bit of a fiend for those!) so I decided to post these tacos now, since they are both great for Father’s Day and Independence Day is coming up. You don’t really have to have the blue corn shells for this- I know how it is being a stickler to call these “red  white and blue” because of course, there is blue cheese in them.

But not everyone likes blue cheese and you might want another option there- so while I can’t come up with another blue cheese, you could fill these with cotija cheese (crumbly Mexican cheese) and a bit of ranch dressing. The chicken is the star in this-  and I make it a little different from usual. Occasionally I get wings ordered out with a hot barbecue mix on them, so added a touch of sauce for depth of flavor. I think it rounds out the “wing sauce” and gives it a more Texas feel. Great for the cowboys in our lives!

And as expected, Bill loved these. They would probably be too spicy for my  own Dad (as he is in his mid-eighties) but for younger fathers, this is fine. My own Dad wouldn’t care what I made- he’d just  be glad to have me  visit (he lives a few hundred miles away) and would happily eat most anything I made for him. He’s an old Kentucky boy so I know he loves the southern cuisine,  and I excel at preparing it.

I hope these tacos are perfect for the Dad in your life. If not, I have lots of other recipes you can peruse HERE, or if you don’t see it, ask.  I have over a thousand recipes scattered across the internet and might be able to find something for you. But most importantly, this week, Sunday Supper has a HUGE selection of blogger recipes, so be sue to browse those below.

Until next time-


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Buffalo Chicken Tacos

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Buffalo Chicken Tacos

  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used  leftover smoked/grilled chicken)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup Louisiana hot sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8-10 crisp taco shells (warmed) or flour tortillas (griddled until warm and pliable)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup blue cheese dressing
  • jalapeno slices (optional)


  1. Heat butter in a nonstick skillet and fry the chopped chicken until a bit crispy.
  2. Add the hot sauce and barbecue sauce and cook until heated through.
  3. Place chicken on baked taco shells or warmed flour tortillas, with lettuce, chopped celery, blue cheese crumbles, blue cheese dressing, and jalapeno slices if desired.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Dad’s Favorite Recipes

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