Easy + Delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos

I think it’s pretty safe to say that the new year always brings about resolutions to eat healthier and get in shape.

Dan and I both made it a goal to get a little bit more in shape, and naturally that comes with eating healthier. However, due to budgetary (and sanity) reasons, I hate being really strict about our diet. I try to cook often, and I try to make sure that I’m using real ingredients, but we eat carbs and we’re not into counting calories.

Easy + Delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos

All that to say- I have no clue how healthy these tacos are! But they’re delicious and made with real food. If you’re super concerned about making them as healthy as possible, you can easily substitute whole wheat tortillas. You can also use plain avocado instead of the dressing. I usually already have the majority of ingredients on hand, as well, so it’s a pretty cheap dinner for us that gives us lots of leftovers!

Easy + Delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos

You can also make this pretty simply! There’s a good recipe for homemade avocado ranch dressing, but that was really time consuming for me with my kiddos. I just use half an avocado and blend it with some good ole bottled ranch. I did make the buffalo sauce using this recipe, mainly because I already had ingredients on hand. You can also just buy buffalo sauce to save time on that step, as well. That’s really what I love about this recipe! It can be modified based on your available time and customized to your tastes!

Easy + Delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos

 

Last thing! My favorite way to make this is by putting a chicken in the crockpot first thing in the morning. BUT there was a sale on chicken breast last week, so I just cooked about two pounds of chicken (way more than I needed) and diced it up. Do what works best for your time needs!

Easy + Delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Hope you enjoy, and if you’re looking for another easy weeknight recipe, make sure to try my chicken bulgogi recipe!

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Buffalo Chicken Tacos
A quick and delicious weeknight meal idea that everyone in your house is sure to love!
Easy + Delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Passive Time 50 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast shredded or diced
  • buffalo sauce to taste
  • tortillas
  • red onion diced
  • shredded lettuce
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • tomatoes diced
  • shredded cheese
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Passive Time 50 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast shredded or diced
  • buffalo sauce to taste
  • tortillas
  • red onion diced
  • shredded lettuce
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • tomatoes diced
  • shredded cheese
Easy + Delicious Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Instructions
  1. Put whole chicken in crockpot on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. OR cook plain chicken breast in 350 degree oven for one hour.
  2. While chicken is cooking, prepare the veggies that you want for toppings by washing and dicing.
  3. Cut and dice the avocado and put in blender with ranch dressing. Blend until avocado is fully mixed in.
  4. When chicken is cooked, either shred or dice so that chicken is in small pieces. Toss with buffalo sauce. Fill tacos with buffalo chicken, then top as desired and enjoy!
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This “recipe” is so easy y’all, but I love that it’s completely customizable based on what your family likes! I strongly encourage the red onion and the avocado ranch, though- the flavors are so amazing! If you try it, let me know how you like it!

Have a phenomenal day!

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Quick + Easy Buffalo Chicken Tacos


4 Comments

  1. livewellplaytogether

    January 17, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Favorite line: we try to use real ingredients, but we still eat carbs. Yes!! This is so our family! These tacos look super simple and delicious! Great for weeknight meals!

  2. raisingourstakes

    January 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    I just ate lunch and I’m hungry again just reading through this! I’m going to be making this asap. The avocado ranch dressing looks so yummy too!

    1. Alex

      January 21, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      It’s so good! I don’t even like avocado and I love it 😉

  3. waves + lilacs

    January 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    These look so good. I wish I liked buffalo stuff. My husband LOVES it and I feel so bad bc I never cook it for him. I should maybe try these though…..

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