Buffalo chicken tacos on a white plate.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Tacos
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


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! 



  • 2 chicken breasts, about 1 lb. total
  • ½ tablespoon EACH: chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ⅓ cup Frank’s RedHot Sauce

To serve


  1. 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. 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.
  3. Add the remaining butter and Frank’s to the pan and mix everything together.
  4. Serve on tortillas or in lettuce wraps with any or all of the optional toppings.


This recipe makes enough chicken to generously stuff 8 4-inch tortillas. 

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