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
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-
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)
- Heat butter in a nonstick skillet and fry the chopped chicken until a bit crispy.
- Add the hot sauce and barbecue sauce and cook until heated through.
- 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.
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Ha! Fred Flintstone. I would have liked to see the Tomahawk steaks, but these tacos are perfect man food. My dad loved spicy stuff. Nice.
Don’t worry, the tomahawks can’t look crappy forever. I have my eyes peeled on that meat case (both places that stock them)
LOve the idea of combining two favorites – look great!
Buffalo Chicken anything is perfect and my favorite! I love these taco’s!
This is definitely delicious manfood! But I’d love eating these spiced up tacos, too!
You and me both! 😀
Oooh! My husband and I would LOOOOVE these!
Thank you! I hope he does!
My dad wouldn’t eat these (too spicy for him), but I’d be all over ’em in a heartbeat!
My dad loves a good old-fashioned fish fry. And steak. Can never go wrong with steak!
I’m not a blue cheese fan but the rest of these tacos sound awesome! Like the addition of buffalo sauce and BBQ sauce, YUMMY!
Thanks, heather. You could try crumbled cotija cheese and ranch dressing.
These look amazing! My family is crazy about anything with “buffalo” flavoring. These will be such a hit in my house!!!!
We love the buffalo reimaginings too!
I’m a sucker for buffalo-chicken… pretty much everything buffalo chicken. Such a great recipe. I can’t wait to give it a try.
I hope you like it!
Extra blue cheese on mine please.
If you can find room to squeeze it in! LOL! You can always have a retro wedge salad on the side. Loaded. With blue. 🙂