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Buffalo Chicken Tacos

These delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos are a cinch to put together! Cook up some shredded chicken in your slow cooker tonight, then whip up some of my homemade bleu cheese dressing!

Three flour tortillas filled with buffalo shredded chicken, celery, carrots, and bleu cheese dressing.

This Buffalo Chicken recipe is fun twist on a game day classic!

It’s no secret that I love using my crockpot to make dinner. It doesn’t matter the time of year. In winter I make tons of soups and stews in my slow cooker and in summer I’m all about the shredded chicken and pulled pork.

With so many ways to serve shredded chicken, we never get tired of eating it!

Tossing it with Buffalo sauce and scooping it into tortillas turns ordinary chicken into an exciting meal!

Buffalo Chicken

Most of you have eaten Buffalo Wings and Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. Have you ever thought to put that delicious buffalo chicken into a taco?

The tangy, spicy Buffalo flavor works wonderfully in so many kinds of recipes, from Buffalo Chicken Dip to pasta. I’m happy to report that Buffalo Chicken Tacos are no exception!

With a little shredded celery and an easy homemade bleu cheese dressing, these spicy chicken tacos had everyone asking for seconds. Oh–and this Buffalo chicken recipe is ultra easy!

If you know how to make shredded chicken, you can make these tacos. And if you DON’T know how to make shredded chicken, I’m going to teach you!

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How to Make Shredded Chicken

For this recipe, I used my beloved slow cooker method for cooking the meat.

First, grab a few boneless skinless chicken breasts and stick it into your slow cooker. Put the lid on, set the cooker to “low” and let the chicken cook for 6 hours.

Then, it’s time to shred the chicken!

Last year I learned a little trick about shredding chicken: After cooking it all day in the slow cooker until it’s super moist and tender, you can toss it into your electric mixer with the paddle attachment for a minute or two.

Within a minute, you have perfectly shredded chicken! It’s that easy.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

For this recipe, I put my shredded chicken back in the crock pot and tossed it with a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing sauce. You could certainly substitute a homemade Buffalo sauce you like; I just happen to enjoy the convenience of bottled sauce.

Let everything heat up for another 15 minutes or so and you’re ready to assemble your tacos.

Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave or on the stove top, if you like, before adding a portion of chicken to each one.

I topped these tacos with some carrots and celery (for a little crunch) and some homemade blue cheese dressing to cut some of the heat.

Homemade Ranch Dressing would also be a delicious substitution! I know there’s a lot of debate about bleu cheese vs. ranch on wings so feel free to use whichever dressing strikes your fancy.

These delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos are a cinch to put together! Cook up some shredded chicken in your slow cooker tonight, then whip up some of my homemade blue cheese dressing! A fun twist on a game day classic!

Bleu Cheese Dressing

When push comes to shove, I prefer Bleu cheese with my Buffalo Chicken. For this meal, I whipped together a quick and easy homemade dressing while the chicken was cooking.

Along with crumbled bleu cheese, I added mayo and sour cream with some salt and pepper. After a few hours in the fridge all the flavors melded together to make a creamy dressing ready to be drizzled over spicy chicken.

The creaminess of this dressing helps cut the heat of the Buffalo chicken a bit and brings the whole taco together.

Not in the mood for tacos? You can use this buffalo chicken recipe as a topping for nachos, a taco salad or on a bun for a tasty sandwich.

Make Ahead Meal

The bulk of the cooking time for Buffalo Chicken Tacos is hands off, making it a great choice for busy weeknights. Put the chicken in the slow cooker and mix together the dressing in the morning. By dinner time, the chicken is ready to shred and coat with sauce.

If you like to prep your meals for the week at once, shredded chicken is an ideal choice! Make a lot of plain shredded chicken over the weekend and keep it in the fridge to use in all kinds of recipes throughout the week.

When it’s time to eat, you just warm the chicken with sauce and serve. Easy, homemade and delicious.

Storing Leftover Buffalo Chicken

Any chicken that doesn’t get devoured in taco form right away can go in the fridge in a tupperware container. It’ll keep for 3 or 4 days this way.

Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top. Leftovers also work well in burritos, sandwiches, and on salads for a hassle free lunch.

These delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos are a cinch to put together! Cook up some shredded chicken in your slow cooker tonight, then whip up some of my homemade blue cheese dressing! A fun twist on a game day classic!

What are some of YOUR favorite slow cooker meals?

We also love this easy Buffalo Chicken Pasta Casserole for a fun, easy chicken dinner.

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Yield: Serves 6

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Cook Time 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 1 cup shredded celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 12 tortillas
  • 6 oz sour cream (or plain greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large slow cooker, add chicken breast. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours (up to 8 hours if you don't open the lid).
  2. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, pepper and salt, and blue cheese. Mix until combined and refrigerate one hour or more.
  3. After 6 hours, remove chicken from cooker and shred (I use my kitchen aid mixer with paddle attachment on low). Return to the slow cooker and add in buffalo wing sauce. Mix until combined. Heat another 15 minutes.
  4. To serve: add shredded buffalo chicken to tortilla. Top with shredded carrots and celery and spoonful of blue cheese dressing. ENJOY

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Posted on September 9, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. Love that this is made in the slow cooker! Also love your chicken shredding tip. Buffalo chicken is my life (or at least I wish it was…) I will be making these ASAP!

  2. These look and sound absolutely delicious!  I’m so hungry right now too!  My family would love these.  Thank you for sharing.  Printing and saving for sure. 😉

  3. That mixer tip is the only way I shred chicken now too!  And I love easy these tacos are to put together…thank you Ninja!!!

  4. My husband is going to LOVE these! He’s from Buffalo, NY originally. So, anything buffalo chicken he has to try. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

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