These tacos have homemade pico and jalapeno dressing!

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

OK, this recipe is seriously so easy and so delicious! We all know tacos are an easy go-to because you throw good stuff and good sauce and good crunch in a tortilla and it’s GOOD. But these buffalo chicken tacos are extra special.

I have several homemade recipes for the toppings in this recipe, so I hope you have fun trying them! They’ve become staples for us, so once you have them on repeat in your fridge, these will be a BREEZE. The store bought options will work just fine too, but I promise these recipes will take your tacos next level.

If you can’t find my exact tortillas, use whatever corn tortillas you love! You can adjust the few carbs if you care, no biggie.

Try these buffalo chicken tacos with just the right kick.

How to Make Your Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Toss your coleslaw mix with the dressing and then set it aside. 

Warm your tortillas in a pan on medium high heat with a mist of cooking spray. These will help the tortillas be warm and a bit crispy. If you like them softer, just keep an eye on them to not let them sit for too long. However, you want to make sure they are warmed long enough so they don’t fall apart when you’re eating them. 

If you love a char like in the photos, cook them directly on your flame! I use tongs to flip… and obviously, be careful!

Throw all the toppings inside the tortilla! This will be your coleslaw, creamy buffalo chicken, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, and pickled onions. Yes, you know I have to add the pickled onions! Top with fresh cilantro and enjoy! 

If you’re using leftover creamy buffalo chicken, take a few minutes to warm it up in a pan, so it’ll be ready for your taco. If it’s fresh, you can throw it on as is. 

My creamy buffalo chicken recipe makes more than you’ll need for one meal, so as you meal prep make sure to use it up in some of my other yummy buffalo chicken recipes

Try my easy and quick buffalo chicken tacos.

What You Need for Your Buffalo Chicken Tacos 

Try these yummy and easy buffalo chicken tacos.

Any type of pico de gallo will work, but we are in love with this recipe! And of course, I also linked to my recipes for the creamy buffalo chicken, pickled onions, and jalapeño avocado dressing! STAPLES over here.

Have you used cotija cheese before? This really takes your taco next level in my opinion– it transports me to a legit taco stand. Worth it! 

Try this super fun and easy recipe of buffalo chicken tacos.

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Try this macro friendly recipe of buffalo chicken tacos.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

These tacos are just unique enough and so good! Everything we love about tacos, high in flavor and texture, but low in calories. And the perfect crowd-pleasing way to repurpose some bulk-prepped creamy buffalo chicken.
4 from 2 votes
Author Lillie
Course Tacos
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 303 kcal



  • Toss cabbage with dressing and set aside.
  • Heat tortillas in a pan over medium high heat with a mist of cooking spray.
  • Top with warmed buffalo chicken, pico, cotija, slaw, and pickled onions, dividing the ingredients evenly between the three tortillas. Top with fresh cilantro.


The extra thin mission corn tortillas can be hard to find. I love them because they are not tiny, bite-sized street tacos, just thinner which you’d never notice. So the carbs a little lower at just 8 a piece. If you can’t find them, you can easily account for the few extra carbs. No biggie!
 Cheese: Blue cheese would be delicious to go with the buffalo chicken if you love it! But I know that’s a polarizing one, haha. And although I love it, I can hardly eat a taco without cotija cheese, I LOVE IT.
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Serving: 3tacosCalories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 34.8gProtein: 27.3gFat: 6.5gFiber: 2g
Keywords buffalo chicken tacos, creamy buffalo chicken, macro-friendly, tacos

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Hello. My name is Lillie. I’m not a registered dietitian, or a macro coach, or a public figure or culinary genius. I’m a mommy of four who FOUND macro-counting and fell in love with this balanced approach to food...

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  1. 3 stars
    I don’t know what I am doing wrong with this recipe??! I’ve made it twice and both times it was so salty it was inedible. Is it really just 1/4 cup broth and 1 cup franks red hot with a whole tablespoon of ranch seasoning? Just seems like so much salt. Would love any suggestions! I usually love your recipes

    1. Shoot, I’m so sorry for two flops! I will confess I’ve learned I like things saltier than most people. And this is going to be a salty one with the franks. But I am wondering are you adding the cream cheese because that cuts it a ton. And B I want to make sure you’re not using a variation of the hot sauce that has more ingredients in it? I know there’s ones that are high in calories and probably have a lot more going on? Perhaps they’re saltier? If neither of those are issues, this might just be too salty for you. So sorry!

      I will also admit, I’m never eating this chicken plain by itself, it’s always going to be paired with a sweet potato or wrapped up in tacos with all the veggies and things that will balance it etc… not sure if I’ve helped!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow!!! This was a huge hit with the entire family! The flavor combinations were just insanely delish. I made mine into a salad and could eat this every single day.

  3. Another good recipe to satisfy my Creamy Buffalo Chicken cravings as of late. Will eat this again and again!