A little spicy, totally flavorful 20-minute buffalo chicken tacos are the answer to what to make for dinner. Bite-sized chunks of chicken breasts are spiced then pan-fried until slightly charred then mixed with a simple buffalo sauce. We love these on warm tortillas piled with blue cheese coleslaw!

Don't forget to make yourself a pre-dinner lime margarita. Some easy guacamole or Mexican corn dip goes great with this meal!

Buffalo chicken tacos on a white plate.

Buffalo chicken tacos

If there is one taco recipe you need to make, this is the one.

  • Hugely flavorful with the slightly spicy buffalo sauce that just. totally. rocks.
  • Tender chunks of butter sauteed chicken all smothered in that sauce we just talked about.
  • Topped with blue cheese coleslaw (or some sliced cabbage with a little blue) cause nothing goes better with buffalo sauce than blue cheese.
  • Wrapped in warm tortillas.
  • Or jump on the healthy train with lettuce wraps.
  • Add some diced avocados. Or go big with a spoonful of guacamole. Yes!
  • And ready in just 20 minutes so there is really no reason that you shouldn't make this right now.
Buffalo sauce being poured over chicken in a pan.

What type of hot sauce is best for buffalo sauce?

Frank's RedHot all the way. It's a very mild hot sauce so even if you're sensitive to heat, it doesn't overpower. It's more of a flavorful sauce with a touch of heat.

Because we use A LOT of hot sauce in this recipe, if you switch it up and use a different brand, you may find yourself with a mouth on fire begging for a margarita. Don't say we didn't warn you!

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Three buffalo chicken tacos on a plate with coleslaw and avocados.
Three buffalo chicken tacos on a plate with coleslaw and avocados.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

A little spicy, totally flavorful 20-minute buffalo chicken tacos are the answer to what to make for dinner. Bite-sized chunks of chicken breasts are spiced then pan-fried until slightly charred then mixed with a simple buffalo sauce. We love these on warm tortillas piled with blue cheese coleslaw! 

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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, about 1 lb. total
  • ½ tablespoon EACH: chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • cup Frank's RedHot Sauce

To Serve

Instructions 

  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces and place them into a medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle the chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt over the top and toss to coat.
    2 chicken breasts, ½ tablespoon EACH: chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until the pieces are browned on 1 side, about 3 minutes. Flip the pieces over and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the remaining butter and Frank's to the pan and mix everything together.
    ⅓ cup Frank's RedHot Sauce
  • Serve on tortillas or in lettuce wraps with any or all of the optional toppings.
    8 4-inch flour tortillas or lettuce wraps

Notes

This recipe makes enough chicken to generously stuff 8 4-inch tortillas. 
Serving: 1 serving = ¼ of the chicken pieces, Calories: 188kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 1684mg, Potassium: 460mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 505IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg
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