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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc., Circle Foods LLC, and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions and text are entirely my own.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos – Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

Buffalo Chicken Tacos, how I love theeeee!

Hey YOU, all you taco lovers! Welcome to Taco Friday! Yes, I know the real deal is Taco-Tuesday, but really, it’s Summer – you shouldn’t know what day of the week it is.

I gotta tell you – hot, spicy foods are suddenly my thing. Especially out in public, though it’s not a pretty sight. As soon as I bite into, say, hot buffalo wings, I start making that ‘ooph ooph’ sound, followed up by the ‘sssss’ sound through my teeth… Then, my nose starts to itch, my lips begin to smack… oh, I look like a hot mess.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

As you can see though, around here, in order to enjoy a version of buffalo wings for dinner, we need to get creative. Enter tacos.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

Because taco night happens about once a week, I play with the fillings because a plain meat and cheese taco almost never makes it to our dinner table. Huevos Rancheros Tacos, Southwestern Tacos, Salmon Tacos – those are the kind of tacos I like to serve. However, Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos are our favorite. A delicious meal that comes together in under 30 minutes.

This is the part where you ask me, “How’s that possible?!?”. I’ll tell you!

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

First, you need to remember that while at Walmart, please pick up the following, just as I did:

  1. Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing
  2. Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken (Chicken Strips or Fillets)
  3.  TortillaLand® Flour Tortillas
  4. Broccoli, OR if you don’t feel like shredding up broccoli, get some ready to go Broccoli Slaw found in the produce/salads section.
  5. Hot Sauce!

Now that our grocery list is intact, it is time to put it all together.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

This recipe just works for everyone. Some broccoli and kale salad to please the veggie lover, some chicken to satisfy the protein-eater, and some hot sauce and feta cheese for every person in the world who loves a fresh flour tortilla filled with all-things-amazing.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

Once you are ready to start din din, pop the chicken in the microwave for, like, 4 minutes. Heat the hot sauce in a large skillet; add heated chicken to the skillet; coat thy chicken with thy sauce; cook for about 2 minutes, just until completely heated and remove. Somewhere during all this, chop up the salad, toss it with Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing and just let it sit so the salad soaks up all of that awesome flavor. Then come the tortillas.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

TortillaLand® Flour Tortillas are uncooked flour tortillas, and they’re without preservatives and naturally delicious. When ready to use them, you just heat up a skillet and cook each tortilla for about 30 seconds per side. Best part? Fresh, super warm tortilla shells filled with saucy, spicy chicken + broccoli and kale. Buhlieve me when I say, THIS works!

AND, a sprinkle of feta cheese never hurt anybody.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

If you are looking to make a quick, finger-lickin’ good meal, try these Buffalo Chicken Tacos. Feel free to use the hottest wing sauce you can find, and if bleu cheese is your thing, go ahead and use that instead of feta.

ENJOY!

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Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos

15 15 15
WW Freestyle: 10
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 5 Serves 5 to 6
Calories: 474
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD

  • 2 pounds broccoli (about 1 large head)
  • 2 cups chopped curly kale
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4- cup Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 1 bag (19 ounces) Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Fillets
  • 1 cup buffalo wings sauce (such as Frank's)
  • 10 Tortilla Land® Flour Tortillas

FOR THE SALAD

  • 2 pounds broccoli (about 1 large head)
  • 2 cups chopped curly kale
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4- cup Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing
  • 1/2- cup crumbled fat free feta cheese

Instructions 

  • Shred the broccoli in a food processor using the grater disk.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the shredded broccoli, chopped kale, red cabbage, and dressing; mix well and set aside.
  • Prepare the chicken fillets according to the directions on the bag.
  • Using two forks, shred the cooked chicken. You can also just cut it up into thin strips. Set aside.
  • In a nonstick skillet, add the hot sauce and cook for a minute over medium-high heat.
  • Add shredded chicken to the skillet and coat with the sauce; continue to cook for 1 minute or until everything is heated through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Wash and wipe down the nonstick skillet and set it over medium heat.
  • Place tortilla in pan and cook for 30 seconds or until tortilla begins to puff
  • Flip tortilla, cook for 30 seconds and remove from heat.
  • Assemble the tacos by filling each flour tortilla with prepared chicken, salad, and a sprinkle of feta cheese.
  • Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 2470mg103%
Potassium 1787mg51%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 8473IU169%
Vitamin C 429mg520%
Calcium 421mg42%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Stuffed with the most incredible and spicy chicken, and loaded with a delicious broccoli slaw and feta cheese, this recipe is a must-have for busy weeknights!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc., Circle Foods LLC, and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions and text are entirely my own.

 

This recipe was originally published on January 26, 2013. It was updated with brand new photos and content on July 8th, 2016.

18 Responses
  1. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    I love Buffalo anything & everything! These tacos are fab with that kale and cabbage included! Yum!

  2. carrie @ frugal foodie mama

    My family and I love all the buffalo chicken things! I have no clue how I never thought to make buffalo chicken tacos before though. This is genius! 🙂

  3. A_Boleyn

    They look delicious and my mouth is watering though for the sake of ‘authenticity’ I think you have to call them soft (shelled) tacos like Taco Bell does. Although even that isn’t really accurate. 🙂

  4. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    What a terrific idea for “Buffalo Chicken”, just put it in a taco! Thank you for this great idea and recipe, Kate. And, here’s to finger-lickin’ good eats! xoxo

  5. Purabi Naha

    Yum! I love buffalo chicken too and am used to eating both spicy and non-spicy versions with equal interest. Great recipe!

  6. Valerie

    I have never made tacos from scratch before (is that wrong?). Yours look fantabulous, so perhaps I should get on the bandwagon. After butter, Feta cheese is my dairy idol. 😀

  7. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    I love buffalo chicken and unlike you I can eat really spicy….and your tacos look divine! Very Very delicious!

  8. Ramona

    Buffalo Chicken anything is a fave in our house. These look amazing. Beautiful plating on the tacos as well. I always have a hard time making them look neat and pretty… you did it wonderfully. 🙂

  9. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    Kate, I love your photos. I’m stuck between hot-sauce-loving spouse and son, and a mild-sauce-loving daughter. I can handle a little kick, more than her, less than them. So we have hot sauce on the side most meals. I like to stretch my taco fillings with extra sautéed veggies from the CSA farm share. I think this would be a great way to get our Buffalo Chicken fix, but in a healthier way. Thanks!

  10. Nancy R

    Love this! Tacos are a hit in our home. I love bleu cheese and loooove feta but never thought of putting them in a taco. Wow your creative Kate!

  11. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    I like mild too compared to others. And I like that you use whole wheat tortillas with that filling. It´s a perfect taco for me!

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