I hope you like orange things.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos I howsweeteats.com

Because if you haven’t noticed yet, this is like… really orange. I’m still slightly flabbergast at the sight. I mean, it’s almost too orange to eat. Almost. Did I actually eat something this orange?

 

That I did. Because it is gooo-oood. I said that in my Uncle Eddie voice from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I use that version of the word approximately 17 times per week. How cool is Uncle Eddie walking around in his underwear, draining his RV lavatory into the sewer on the street? Good stuff right there.

 

I wish you could hear me say it. Or not.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos I howsweeteats.com

So do you think we can call this fusion?

 

Buffalo chicken… tacos… we are fusing something here right? Buffalo-ness and Mexican perhaps?

 

I’ll be the first to admit that this “recipe” is not exactly rocket science, but it tastes so flipping insane that it’s now up on the weekly menu plan. Not that I even plan dinners these days. Last night I shoved a hot dog and a bowl of boxed macaroni and cheese in my husband’s face like he was 4 years old. It’s too hot to cook. Not really. I was just lazy. But he likes 4-year old kid stuff so I figured… why not? And I lived happily ever after with my US Weekly.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos I howsweeteats.com

But anyway.

 

I love love love the whole buffalo combination. I’m talking the buffalo wing sauce plus the cheddar plus the blue cheese plus the green onions plus the crunchy, water-packed lettuce plus the cilantro. Fanfreakingtastic. But every single particle must be combined to send out that spicy, cheesey, fresh flavor that I so adore. You can’t miss a thing. I mean, I can take or leave the chicken. Whatever. Give me a warm pliable tortilla filled with the buffalo wing sauce and shredded lettuce, the onions and the cheeses and a generous handful of fresh cilantro. I’m good to go. And really… it’s like I’m just eating a tortilla filled with vegetables I guess. Hmmpf. Wow. Yeah. Wonder if I could pass that off…

 

Probably not. Sounds similar to the time I ate french fries and strawberries for three days and claimed I was a vegetarian.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos I howsweeteats.com

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

serves 2

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces

2 tablespoons corn starch

1/4 cup flour (I used whole wheat)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

pinch of cayenne pepper

1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce (I used Frank’s Buffalo Wing)

3 tablespoons olive oil

4-6 4-inch tortillas

salt and pepper

for toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled gorgonzola, avocado, shredded lettuce or cabbage, green onions, cilantro, ranch dressing and extra buffalo wing sauce for drizzling.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, combine corn starch and flour cayenne and garlic powder. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, then dredge in the flour mixture. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and once it gets hot, add chicken and brown on both sides – about 3-4 minutes per side. You can add the additional olive oil through cooking or once you flip the chicken. Once the chicken is done, set it aside in a bowl and toss with 1/4 cup of buffalo wing sauce.

Set out an assembly line of tortillas, shredded cheddar, crumbled gorgonzola, lettuce, green onions, avocado, cilantro and ranch + buffalo wing sauce for drizzling. Serve hot so the cheese melts!

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    amyt @ Chicken Nugget Momma — July 8, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    Those looks absolutely delish!!

    “Oh, that uh, that there’s an RV. Yeah, yeah, I borrowed it off a buddy of mine. He took my house, I took the RV. It’s a good looking vehicle, ain’t it? ”

    One of my ALL time favorite movies!!

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    • Jessica — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:09 am

      Mine too!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living — July 8, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    If I die before my husband and he’s left to fend for himself, I hope he can invite himself over for dinner at your place b/c he’s obsessed with all things buffalo-sauced. Ok, maybe that was a bit morbid… but you get my drift ;). These tacos look insane, and I’m planning on making them as soon as we get back home from vacation!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — July 8, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    ummm YUM! the buff chick must be AMAZING for me to like it and I think youve just won me over…but of course you have to come over and make it for me!!

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    Amy — July 8, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    Are those Wheat tortillas? They look so Yummy!!!! What is your favorite brand?

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    • Jessica — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:09 am

      Yep, I freaking LOVE La Tortilla Factory tortillas. They have a bunch of different styles and flavors and they are just fabulous.

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    Beril — July 8, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Making these tomorrow!

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    CABarbieQue — July 8, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    Yummmmm…. This would made a great pizza too….

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    • Jessica — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:08 am

      Yes it would!

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    Kristina @ spabettie — July 8, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    this looks GOOO – OOD. I use Eddie’s version all the time too. in fact, I use many Eddie-isms in everyday conversation, from all the movies… “she’s got her mothers looks and her daddys sense of balance” :)

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    • Jessica — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:08 am

      Hahaha I can so relate.

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    Danielle — July 8, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    These look scrumptious! :P

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    Hayley @ Oat Couture — July 8, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Every single dish you make looks amazing girl!! :)

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    Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn — July 8, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    BUFFFFALO WING SAUCE! Aka, I drink that stuff. You think I’m kidding.

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    Laura — July 8, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    These are going on our menu for next week. They look delicious. I have nothing against orange food!

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    Katrina — July 8, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    I also love orange things. Great recipe!

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    Kristen @ notsodomesticated — July 8, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    LOVE this! I love all things buffalo-style! ;) It’s funny you posted this, because I was watching Man v. Food last night (is it bad that I sometimes want to complete the challenges that guy is doing?!) and he was eating buffalo chicken wings, and I started having a massive craving. And I think just looking at your gorgeous pictures is helping to satisfy the craving haha!

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    • Jessica — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:07 am

      We watch it all the time!

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    UndomesticBride — July 8, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    These tacos look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    marcip — July 8, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    I can’t wait to make these! Yum!

    I love Cousin Eddie too! His white dress shoes rock my socks off!

    “Save the neck for me, Clark.”

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    • Jessica — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:07 am

      Hahahahah!

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    tiffiny — July 8, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    sounds amazingg!

    buffalo chicken anything is my absolute favorite!

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    Kendra — July 8, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    I was TOTALLY craving hotdogs and Mac & Cheese last night!! Had salad instead. :-( But these tacos look incredible and gives me something to do with all the cilantro growing in my garden – that stuff grows like weeds! Happy weekend!

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    • Jessica — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:06 am

      I want some cilantro!

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    Chelsea — July 8, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    This gets said in our house every time we reach for ketchup…. HAHA

    Clark: Real tomato ketchup, Eddie?
    Cousin Eddie: Oh, nothing but the best.

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    • Jessica — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:06 am

      Double love.

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    Jenna — July 8, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    My mouth is watering staring at these photos… and I think the boyfriend may die of excitement if I tell him about this recipe. Looks heavenly!

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    Sara — July 8, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    I love ORANGE! I love Frank’s Buffalo Sauce! I love that movie!

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    Michelle — July 8, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Oh. My. God.

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    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — July 8, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    Buffalo wings in chicken taco form. LIKE BUTTON!!

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    Erica — July 8, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Josh is a buffalo fanatic as well. I think buffalo chicken needs to find its way into more recipes! We love it in your mac n cheese and in calzones or on top of pizzas or salads! fantastic. Hope you have a very nice weekend

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    Andi T. — July 8, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    aahhhhhhhhh! My husband is going to love me (and you) for this :)))

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    Ellie@fitforthesoul — July 8, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    Oh dannnng this looks so delicious! And I just saw your maccaroon almond butter recipe and I need to try it soon!! All I can say is, WOW. :D

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    Corrie Anne — July 8, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    Oh. So totally making this more husband. Possibly this weekend!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — July 8, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Ok I’m pretty sure I could eat buffalo chicken every.single.day. I’m actually craving some right now thanks to you!! Looks sooooo good!

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    Shannon — July 8, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    Well, I’m a buffalo gal myself so when my daughter sent me this link I was ecstatic! I’m so mad I already had dinner!

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    Hannah @ A Dash of Drivel — July 9, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    This looks incredible! You take such beautiful photos…I will certainly be visiting your little corner of the internet again!

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    • Jessica — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:01 am

      Thanks Hannah!

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    viviene — July 9, 2011 @ 9:25 am
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    Cara — July 9, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    Yum! I love tacos and I love buffalo chicken! I never thought of putting the two together :)

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    RunEatRepeat — July 9, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    I’m slightly partial, but I do love orange things!

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    Erika C — July 9, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    You are SO. freakin. HILLL air eee ous. I can’t stand it. I wouldn’t care if all you did was blog and not cook a thing. I love, love your site! The recipes and pics are the bonus. Have a great weekend!! :)

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    Eileen — July 9, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    I love, love, love anything with buffalo sauce and these look awesome and super tasty. I will definitely be making these very soon! I made your buffalo chicken bake not too long ago and loved it. Thanks for all the great recipes :)

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    Cookbook Queen — July 9, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    Hot dogs and Kraft macaroni is one of my favorite dinners ever.

    But I have a feeling this might be even better.

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    Karly — July 9, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    Want. Want want want.

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    Dana — July 10, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    I made these tonight and they were FANTASTIC!

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    Leah O — July 10, 2011 @ 1:57 am

    I just have to tell you. I’ve been reading and cooking and baking from this site for a while now. I love everything you make. Sometimes it’s like you’re in my head. I came here to find something to make for dinner tomorrow night and BANG! Buffalo Chicken Tacos. Perfect! So I bookmarked this. Then I went down further and BANG! Chocolate Almond Butter… and macaroons. Drool. Bookmark. But wait! The Greek dip. Bookmark! I’ve had to make a separate folder in my bookmarked Favorites just for you! How do you do it? I mean find these awesome recipes? You must be awesome too. And I love the blogging part. Thank you for some of my new favorite recipes… and fun little reads. (Oh, and my sweet tooth wanted to thank you too.)

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    Molly @ RDexposed — July 10, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    Does anyone else get woozy just thinking about gross taco bell or is that just me?

    I look at these and salivate though!

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    • Jessica — July 10th, 2011 @ 10:56 am

      I hear ya. Taco Bell makes me sick to me stomach at just the thought. Ugh. But I think that’s because I just love Mexican food so much and that… is not real food.

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    Dmarie — July 10, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    I am wild about buffalo chicken tenders…love this variation. thank you so much!!

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    Amy — July 10, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    Um, this looks like the most amazing thing ever. Going to have to try this. My best gal pals and I love buffalo chicken wing dip but we also love Mexican. This is the perfect combination.

    Also – I meant to tell you I tried your BBQ sauce recipe the other day. Smothered it over chicken. Both the hubs and I loved it. (Didn’t have any lemon juice for it at the time, but it was still good). It’s been making it’s home on top of my cheeseburgers a few times this past week as well. Yum!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — July 11, 2011 @ 2:48 am

    I spy cilantro!!!!! Mmmmmmm!

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    Nicole, RD — July 12, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    My husband says thank you in advance. Why didn’t I think of this? GENIUS!

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    Esther — July 12, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    i’m making these, and i don’t even like buffalo wings. i’m just convinced this tastes phenomenal.

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    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living — July 17, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    I made these last night, (with a homemade blue cheese dressing & buffalo sauce + shredded carrots) and both the hubs and I absolutely loved ‘em!

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    Tracy — July 17, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    I love anything buffalo so I know I would love these!!

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    Danielle — July 20, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    This looks like my next dinner! It has been getting too hot to cook and I have been feeling so uninspired! These look perfect (and I know my boyfriend will love them, too).

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    Jen Marie — July 21, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Oh, wow. That’s intense. I will have to try.
    My favorite buffalo ‘thing’ is a restaurant serves this crispy fried chicken breast sandwich. The Crispy-ness is out of this world, like beer batted crispy. Then, it’s dredged in the buffalo sauce and thrown on a bun with lettuce and blue cheese crumbed.
    *sigh*

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    Amanda — July 25, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Made these last night and oh.my.god. were they good. They got the thumbs-up from my husband, and I’m pretty sure he would’ve licked the plate had I not been watching. I used Sweet Baby Ray’s buffalo wing sauce and it was amazing! Thanks for the recipe :)

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    Jess (Will Run for Cheeseburgers) — August 4, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    just made these last night! they were so easy to make and sooooo delicious. thanks for a great recipe!

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