Buffalo Chicken Tacos

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Happy Uno De Mayo!

Also known as, My Birthday Eve.  :)

Yes, tomorrow marks the start of year 32 for me, and I’m actually quite happy about it.  I love getting older.  (And I’m so “over” our culture acting like that’s a weird thing to say.)  With every passing year, I feel like I get to know myself a little better, I’m able to sift through what I want from life a little better, I learn how to love the people in my life and let them love me back a little better, and frankly, I just like myself a little bit better.  And man, it feels good.  Worth every new wrinkle and gray hair, for sure.

So to celebrate, I’m having a bunch of friends over tomorrow night for a Dos De Mayo party.  But in lieu of my traditional Mexican food extravaganza (couldn’t have picked a better foodie holiday to coincide with my birthday!), I decided to make this year’s fiesta a Dip-A-Thon.  Ok ok, I was actually initially planning to just have a Chips-And-Salsa-A-Thon, which would be my idea of a dream party.  But since the rest of the world might not enjoy making a meal out of chips ands salsa quite as much as I do, I decided to broaden the category to dips.  Everyone is apparently scheming their favorite dips to bring, and I cannot wait.  It’s going to be fantastic.

That said, though, Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner as well, and I want to make sure that the blog is amply stocked with new Mexican recipes for my favorite foodie holiday of the year.  So today, we’re combining the best of the buffalo chicken world with my favorite quick and easy Mexican food.  That’s right.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos, for the win!

Buffalo Chicken Tacos -- quick and easy to make, and always a crowd favorite! | gimmesomeoven.com

Actually, this recipe’s a 2-in-1.  You can either make traditional tacos, or you can pick up some of Old El Paso’s Stand ‘n’ Stuff Tortillas and make Buffalo Chicken Taco Bowls!

Aren’t they great?!Buffalo Chicken Tacos -- quick and easy to make, and always a crowd favorite! | gimmesomeoven.com

Whatever kind of tortillas you use, the fillings are the same.  Just toss some shredded cooked chicken (I used a rotisserie) with buffalo sauce, add in some dry-roasted corn (just takes a few minutes in the skillet), some diced avocado, lettuce, and your other desired toppings (cilantro/green onions/etc).  Then drizzle the tacos with some blue cheese dressing…and maybe a little extra blue cheese if you’re like me.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos -- quick and easy to make, and always a crowd favorite! | gimmesomeoven.com

They’re a quick and easy meal option, full of all the classic buffalo chicken flavors we love, and they are sure to please a crowd.

Thanks for another great year of blogging together.  Look forward to heading into year 32 with all of you!  :)

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

These buffalo chicken tacos are easy to make, full of the great Buffalo flavors we all love, and always a crowd favorite! You can either make them using traditional small tortillas or tortilla bowls.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • ⅔ cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 package Old El Paso Small Flour Tortillas or Stand & Stuff Tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded Romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • ½ cup blue cheese dressing
  • optional toppings: extra crumbled blue cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, thinly-sliced green onions, fresh lime wedges

Directions:

Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the corn kernels and let them dry-roast for about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until their edges begin to brown and caramelize. Remove from heat, and transfer the corn to a separate plate.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, toss chicken and buffalo sauce until combined.  Set aside.

To assemble the tortillas, place your small tortillas (or a Stand & Stuff tortillas) on a flat work surface.  Portion the lettuce evenly between the tortillas.  Then top each tortilla with an even portion of the chicken, corn, and avocado.  Drizzle each with the blue cheese dressing, then sprinkle on optional toppings if desired

Serve immediately.

To prevent the avocado from browning, toss the avocado (once it has been peeled, pitted and diced) in a bowl with a few tablespoons of lime or lemon juice.

If you want an extra spicy kick, feel free to drizzle the tacos with extra buffalo sauce.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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  1. Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts — May 1, 2015 @ 6:11 am (#)

    Oh Yum! These look amazing.
    I love tacos, and i can never wait for Tuesday to eat them!
    Think I might have to cook these up tomorrow! 

  2. Heather - Butter&Burlap — May 1, 2015 @ 7:28 am (#)

    Ohhh I can’t wait to see some dip recipes after this weekend!

  3. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes — May 1, 2015 @ 8:29 am (#)

    Happy 32! I will be there next month :) I haven’t minded getting older either. It seems each year life has more to offer and gets better and better. 

  4. The Kentucky Gent — May 1, 2015 @ 9:17 am (#)

    These definitely look delicious, and I’m always a fan of Buffalo Chicken. So.. these are getting saved for my next rotisserie chicken!

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent
    http://thekentuckygent.com
     

  5. S Lauren | Modern Granola — May 1, 2015 @ 10:18 am (#)

    Yum! This sounds so easy and crazy delicious! Happy Birthday Eve!

  6. Ana @ Espresso My Kitchen — May 1, 2015 @ 10:21 am (#)

    Happy early  b-day! These tacos look fantastic! I love tacos  and can never have enough. Taco Tuesday, Wed, Thurs, tacos everyday, i’m a fan!   I have to give these a try. 

  7. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — May 1, 2015 @ 11:47 am (#)

    Ali – I want a million of these tacos. Okay, maybe not a million, but at least five. :) Buffalo chicken tacos. What an awesome spin on one of my favorite meals. 

  8. Alex | Better With Family — May 1, 2015 @ 12:24 pm (#)

    ZOMG! These look relish. Pinning now and making this weekend. Yum!

  9. Rachel — May 1, 2015 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    Happy Birthday! I’m getting ready myself for an all-important 13th birthday, right on Cinco De Mayo! Hope you have a fun party; it sounds awesome!!!

    • Ali — May 1st, 2015 @ 4:58 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  10. Sarah (@ People, Places & Plates) — May 1, 2015 @ 5:05 pm (#)

    These look delicious..appreciate your thoughts on growing older too! :)

  11. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert — May 2, 2015 @ 3:19 am (#)

    Love this idea! We do Taco Tuesdays here in our house and I love making non traditional tacos too! These look like something I should definitely try out! Thanks!

    • Ali — May 2nd, 2015 @ 11:21 am

      Thanks Sabrina, hope you enjoy these! : )

  12. Anna — May 2, 2015 @ 10:36 am (#)

    Hope you have a great birthday!  These tacos look amazing.  I have been on a HUGE buffalo chicken kick here lately :)

  13. Annie — May 2, 2015 @ 10:39 am (#)

    Happy Birthday. Thank-you for the great recipes….I will definitely include these tacos in my menu this weekend.  This also gives me an opportunity to say how much I admire and enjoy your independent, creative and caring spirit. Wishing you the very best and thanks again for sharing your life, travels and of course those fabulous recipes!! 

    • Ali — May 2nd, 2015 @ 11:20 am

      Thanks so much Annie, I appreciate your kind words, that means a lot! Hope you enjoy the tacos. : )

  14. Jillian @ Yoga Pants Kitchen — May 2, 2015 @ 11:16 am (#)

    A) A dip-a-thon sounds fantastic 
    B) I love buffalo-style food but never thought to use a taco – such a great idea
    C) Happy B-Day!

    Jillian

  15. Pete — May 2, 2015 @ 10:02 pm (#)

    What? no tequila?

    Happy Birthday.

  16. Amanda — May 3, 2015 @ 9:17 am (#)

    These tacos are rockin’ my world, LOVE this recipe!

    • Ali — May 3rd, 2015 @ 9:49 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  17. Maria — May 3, 2015 @ 6:15 pm (#)

    These look great and would be a great dinner option during the hotter summer months. My niece had a dip party a few years back. It was fun – everyone took their favorite dip. Have a fun birthday!

  18. sonia — May 6, 2015 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    wat z dis bufalo sauce?

  19. Torn @ FantasticOven — May 8, 2015 @ 7:02 am (#)

    What a wonderful recipe, Ali, I got really inspired!

    Normally, when I cook tacos, I experiment with the sizes of the breads. Sometimes I choose white one, sometimes… whole grained works for me, too. My advice: if you decide to use frozen ones, wrap them in a dish towel, slightly wet, and shove them in the microwave oven for about half a minute, just to soften them. No overheating – they will get too hard.

    Once again, great combo between the chicken and the veggies, right in the target!

    • Ali — May 8th, 2015 @ 9:35 pm

      Thanks Torn, I hope you like these! And basically I just love any excuse to eat a taco, so I’m always thinking of different ones I can play with! : )

  20. Draxz — May 9, 2015 @ 3:21 pm (#)

    Amazing simple recipe and cant wait to try it. Is there any particular buffalo sauce you recommend? 

  21. Gaby — October 28, 2015 @ 4:21 pm (#)

    I don’t like blue cheese… can you substitute with ranch??

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 29th, 2015 @ 3:44 pm

      Yes, of course! :)

  22. Allison — January 9, 2016 @ 5:53 pm (#)

    Do you have any information about the amount of calories for this meal? 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 9th, 2016 @ 7:46 pm

      Hey Allison! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  23. Heather — June 17, 2016 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    These were excellent and a family pleaser! I loved the different take on tacos… and as a busy working momma, I loved even more how quickly it came together. Boiled & shredded chicken the night before made it even easier to assemble after work the next day.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — June 17th, 2016 @ 2:12 pm

      We’re glad to hear that Heather — thanks for sharing with us! :)