Main Dish | April 30, 2020

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Spicy, tangy buffalo chicken inside of a warm flour tortilla, topped with crisp lettuce, crunchy celery, creamy blue cheese dressing, smooth avocado, and tangy green onions.  These buffalo chicken tacos are made in minutes in the pressure cooker and will have you coming back for seconds.

Buffalo chicken tacos on a wooden cutting board.

What Are Buffalo Chicken Tacos?

Despite the name buffalo – this chicken has nothing to do with buffalo.  The famous flavor of wings received its name in Buffalo NY where the Anchor Bar served up wings with this distinct sauce in 1964. Buffalo sauce is a mix of butter and cayenne hot sauce. The intensity of the heat can range from mild to hot. Blue cheese or ranch dressings are used as dips alongside the wings to cool things down.  We have taken a spin off of that traditional buffalo chicken wing meal and made it in to tacos!

We have made shredded buffalo chicken in the pressure cooker and used it as taco filling.  We’ve taken aspects of the veggie dip and inserted them into the tortilla as well.  So in these tacos you’ll find spicy buffalo chicken, celery, and blue cheese dressing.

An overhead shot of buffalo chicken tacos on a wooden cutting board.

What Should I Add To My Grocery List?

  • chicken breasts
  • frank’s hot sauce
  • sour cream
  • mayonaise
  • milk
  • dried parsley
  • dried dill
  • fresh green onions
  • garlic salt
  • onion salt
  • black pepper
  • small flour tortillas
  • romaine lettuce
  • celery
  • avocado

Items needed to make buffalo chicken tacos.

Tell Me How To Make Buffalo Chicken Tacos

There are a few parts to this recipe – the shredded buffalo chicken, the homemade blue cheese dressing, and the taco assembly.  I’ll break this recipe into those portions.

The Shredded Buffalo Chicken

  1. Place chicken breasts in your pressure cooker.
  2. Top with 1/2 cup of franks hot sauce. Cook on poultry setting, and allow a complete natural pressure release.
  3. Once cooked, set pressure cooker to saute and shred chicken.  Cook to reduce the amount of liquid in the pot by half.
  4. Add additional franks hot sauce.  Toss to coat.

How to make shredded buffalo chicken tacos in your pressure cooker.

The Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

This dressing is really the crown jewel of these tacos.  It is so easy and so divine.  Save the leftovers for dipping veggies.

  1. In a medium bowl, add sour cream.
  2. Add mayonnaise
  3. Pour in milk.
  4. Add dried dill, dried parsley, fresh green onion, garlic salt, onion salt, and black pepper.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Add in blue cheese crumbles.
  7. Stir to combine.

How to make homemade blue cheese dressing.

Taco Assembly

  1. On a warm, flour tortilla layer romaine lettuce.
  2. Add celery.
  3. Layer shredded buffalo chicken.
  4. Drizzle some homemade blue cheese dressing.
  5. Add green onions and avocado.
  6. Serve immediately.

How to assemble tacos.

Can I Use Corn Tortillas Rather Than Flour?

Of course!  Whatever tortilla you choose, the fillings will remain the same and the taco will still be delicious.

A side shot of buffalo chicken tacos.

What Kind of Hot Sauce Should I Use?

I recommend using Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.  But you can also use Crystal Hot Sauce.  Both are a cayenne pepper hot sauce and work well when creating a “buffalo flavor”.

Traditional buffalo sauces are a combination of butter and hot sauce.  For this recipe we are skipping the butter, but it still has that undeniable buffalo flavor.

Buffalo chicken tacos topped with avocado and blue cheese crumbles.

Can I Save The Leftovers?

Yes!  Store your ingredients separated. Keep your chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.  Store the dressing in an airtight container for up to a week.  Store veggies also in airtight containers.

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Buffalo chicken tacos on a wooden cutting board.

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Buffalo chicken tacos on a wooden cutting board.
Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Time for pressure cooker to come to pressure, and natural release time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

These'll be completely gobbled up by the end of dinner!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: buffalo chicken, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Servings: 12 tacos
Calories: 308 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
Shredded Buffalo Chicken
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Frank's Hot Sauce divided
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh green onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
Taco Ingredients
  • 12 small flour tortillas
  • 2 cup romain lettuce chopped
  • 2 celery ribs chopped
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 tbsp green onions diced
Instructions
Shredded Buffalo Chicken
  1. Place chicken breasts in your pressure cooker.
  2. Top with 1/2 cup of franks hot sauce. Cook on poultry setting, and allow a complete natural pressure release.
  3. Once cooked, set pressure cooker to saute and shred chicken.  Cook to reduce the amount of liquid in the pot by half.
  4. Add additional franks hot sauce.  Toss to coat.
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
  1. In a medium bowl, add sour cream.
  2. Add mayonnaise
  3. Pour in milk.
  4. Add dried dill, dried parsley, fresh green onion, garlic salt, onion salt, and black pepper.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Add in blue cheese crumbles.
  7. Stir to combine.
Taco Assembly
  1. On a warm, flour tortilla layer romaine lettuce.
  2. Add celery.
  3. Layer shredded buffalo chicken.
  4. Drizzle some homemade blue cheese dressing.
  5. Add green onions and avocado.
  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

What Kind of Hot Sauce Should I Use?

I recommend using Frank's Red Hot Sauce.  But you can also use Crystal Hot Sauce.  Both are a cayenne pepper hot sauce and work well when creating a "buffalo flavor".

Traditional buffalo sauces are a combination of butter and hot sauce.  For this recipe we are skipping the butter, but it still has that undeniable buffalo flavor.

Can I Use Corn Tortillas Rather Than Flour?

Of course!  Whatever tortilla you choose, the fillings will remain the same and the taco will still be delicious.

Can I Save The Leftovers?

Yes!  Store your ingredients separated. Keep your chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.  Store the dressing in an airtight container for up to a week.  Store veggies also in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 1106mg48%
Potassium 499mg14%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 906IU18%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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