Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Taco Tuesday: Buffalo Chicken Tacos

When I decided to start Taco Tuesdays, I thought it would be easy peasy to find an endless supply of taco variations. But, after the first 6 weeks, I discovered that there are many variations of the same types of tacos...which is not at all what I was hoping for. However, my faith was restored when I started browsing some of my favorite blogs instead of just searching google for inspiration. My friend Cassy told me about these buffalo chicken tacos...which turned out to be a blog from one of the girls on my cooking board - awesome!!

I am not a fan of traditional chicken know, the ones with bones in them. Something about nawing on a teeny-tiny chicken wing just doesn't appeal to me. I do, however, love buffalo sauce and boneless wings so I knew that these tacos would be right up my alley. And they were damn good!! I won't lie to you, they are spicy little suckers, but I love me some spicy. If you don't....well, either steer clear, or use a mild sauce. It would be sad if you had to miss out altogether though. Really sad. But then again, that leaves more for me. I may not want to share my tacos, but I will share the recipe I used...aren't I the nicest??

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup buffalo wing sauce (Frank’s Buffalo Wing) , plus extra for garnishment
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Tortillas (flour or corn)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Avocado slices
  • Ranch dressing
  • Green onions, sliced thinly
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cornstarch, flour, cayenne, and garlic powder. Season the chicken pieces with pepper, then dredge in the flour mixture.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and once it gets hot, add chicken and cook on both sides – about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Once the chicken is done, set it aside in a bowl and toss with ⅓ cup buffalo wing sauce.
  4. Warm tortillas and assemble tacos with chicken, lettuce, avocado, ranch dressing and green onions.


  1. My mouth is watering. I need to make these ASAP. I've had them on my list for awhile now, but now I need to move them to the top. I'll just leave out the cayenne since we both love Frank's.

  2. I LOVE buffalo sauce. Scratch that. I love Franks buffalo sauce. I swear they put magic dust in it or something. I can always tell when a wing place doesn't use Franks. These tacos looks great!


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