Close up of two buffalo chicken tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

These Easy Buffalo Chicken Tacos are an easy chicken taco recipe filled with classic buffalo flavor and come together in 15 minutes!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken Tacos, tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 tacos
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce such as Frank's Red Hot
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional
  • 1 tablespoon honey optional
  • 12 taco shells or tortilla shells

To Serve Buffalo Chicken Tacos

  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1/2 cup homemade ranch dressing or blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded or thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • In a large bowl, mix together the hot sauce, honey, butter, and seasonings. Add the shredded chicken and toss to combine. If desired, heat the chicken in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes until chicken is warmed through.
  • Using tongs, or a slotted spoon, fill the taco shells with the chicken.
  • Top the tacos with shredded lettuce, carrots, cheese, and a drizzle of ranch or blue cheese as desired.


  • Use Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken as the base of these chicken tacos if desired. 
  • Pro Tip: Toss shredded lettuce and carrots with ranch dressing/blue cheese and then top the tacos with the dressed lettuce. Each bite of the taco has the creaminess from the ranch or blue cheese when the Buffalo Chicken Tacos are assembled this way!
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 553mg24%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 107IU2%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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