Easy Buffalo Chicken Tacos filled with spicy chicken, veggies, and homemade blue cheese dressing. This 30 minute meal is a must for your dinner table or game day spread!

Our house is brimming with healthy taco recipes, including ground chicken tacos and chicken street tacos.

Looking down on three buffalo chicken tacos on a board. Bowl with blue cheese, carrots and sauce on a counter.

These buffalo chicken tacos are one of our favorite healthy meals for dinner! They have the best flavor combination of spicy buffalo sauce and salty, creamy blue cheese. The best part is they’re almost guilt free because I made my own homemade Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing!

Years ago we used to host exchange students. Our most beloved student from Mexico went back home and has been making my buffalo chicken taco recipe for her family since then. So good!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy: Tacos are a perfect healthy dinner for busy nights, with easy prep to top it off.
  • Healthier: Unlike many other recipes on the web with fried shells and loaded with cheese.
  • Flavorful: It’s almost unbelievable how much flavor is packed into every bite.
  • Versatile: Easily switch up the protein, choose different shells, add toppings, and adjust the heat to suit your taste.

Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Gather a medley of fresh and simple ingredients to make these buffalo chicken tacos.

Chicken breasts, blue cheese, hot sauce, carrots, lettuce, yogurt, salt, pepper, tortillas, garlic, oil, butter.
  • Chicken: Boneless skinless chicken breasts work best but you can use chicken thighs, if you prefer.
  • Butter and oil: Cooking chicken in a combination of butter and oil adds depth and a delicious golden flavor.
  • Cayenne pepper sauce: Use your favorite buffalo sauce, I used Frank’s Red Hot sauce for this recipe.
  • Vegetables: Shredded carrots and lettuce, I like romaine or iceberg lettuce.
  • Spices: I kept it simple with salt and pepper.
  • Yogurt blue cheese dressing: Greek yogurt, crumbled blue cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Tortillas: Corn tortillas are a staple for our weekly taco night, flour tortillas also make an excellent choice as “a treat” in our house.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Tacos

To make this buffalo chicken tacos recipe you simply cook up your chicken, drizzle on the sauces, and load up with toppings, easy peasy!

You can find a full recipe card below.

Step by step process how to make buffalo chicken tacos.
  • Make the blue cheese dressing: In a bowl, mix Greek yogurt, blue cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper using a fork. Set it aside.
  • Cook chicken: Heat a large skillet on medium-high, melt butter and oil, then add chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally for a golden brown finish.
  • Flavor the chicken: Stir in hot sauce, turn off the heat, and adjust to taste.
  • Assemble tacos: Warm tortillas on a plate, either with a damp paper towel in the microwave or your preferred method. For each taco, fill a tortilla with lettuce, carrots, and buffalo chicken. Drizzle with blue cheese sauce, and dive in right away!

I guarantee this will become a staple in your collection of healthy chicken recipes!


  • Don’t like blue cheese? Mix crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese into the yogurt dressing.
  • Party tip: Make mini buffalo tacos for a party by using extra small tortillas.
  • Low carb: Turn these tacos into a salad by ditching the tortilla and serving the chicken and toppings over a combination of shredded purple or green cabbage and lettuce.
  • Using leftover or rotisserie chicken: Use up your leftover crockpot shredded chicken, Instant Pot shredded chicken, or heat up a rotisserie chicken in buffalo sauce.
  • Add other cheese: Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, Gouda, Monterey Jack, or more blue cheese crumbles.

Toppings Ideas

Buffalo chicken tacos drizzled with blue cheese dressing.

What to Serve With Buffalo Chicken Tacos?

These buffalo chicken tacos can stand alone as a complete meal, but they would also pair wonderfully with any of these sides:

How to Store and Reheat

Store: Keep the cooked chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freeze: You can also freeze the cooked buffalo chicken! Store sealed tightly in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Defrost before reheating.

Reheat: You can microwave to reheat but for best results, add the chicken to a pan with a little extra sauce and warm on the stove.


What can I use instead of chicken?

Rather than using chicken breasts or thighs, you can use ground chicken or ground turkey. Saute the meat, breaking it into small pieces, and then add hot sauce.

Can I make these tacos ahead of time?

Yes! To make these buffalo tacos ahead of time, make the blue cheese dressing and refrigerate in a tightly sealed glass jar for 7-10 days, and store cooked chicken coated in buffalo sauce for up to 5 days. When ready to serve, reheat chicken on the stove with a little extra sauce, add your toppings and enjoy!

Can I make buffalo chicken tacos in slow cooker?

Yes, make crockpot buffalo chicken tacos by mixing chicken, hot sauce, butter, salt and pepper into the bowl of your slow cooker. Cook on Low for 3-4 hours or on High for 2 hours. Shred the chicken, adjust to taste, and assemble as per recipe.

Can I make these tacos in Instant Pot?

Absolutely! To the bottom of Instant Pot, add chicken breasts, sprinkle them with salt and pepper, then add butter and hot sauce on top. Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on High or Manual button for 10 minutes. Wait 5 minutes, then release remaining pressure, shred chicken, toss with more sauce if needed, and assemble your tacos.

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Buffalo chicken tacos drizzled with blue cheese dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Easy Buffalo Chicken Tacos filled with spicy chicken, veggies, and homemade blue cheese dressing. Healthy and ready in 30 minutes!
5 from 15 votes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 477
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


For Buffalo Chicken Tacos:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1.5" pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce or more to taste
  • 1 head Romaine or iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 3 large carrots shredded
  • 12 flour or corn tortillas 6 inch
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Blue Cheese Sauce:


  • In a medium bowl, add Greek yogurt, blue cheese crumbles, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir well with a fork and set aside.
  • Preheat large skillet on medium-high heat, add butter and oil and wait until melted. Add chicken and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally and allowing sides to brown.
  • Add hot sauce, stir to coat and turn off heat. Taste and add more hot sauce, if desired.
  • Place tortillas on a plate, cover with damp paper towel and warm up in a microwave for a few seconds or use your method.
  • To assemble each taco, lay tortilla on a plate and place desired amount of lettuce, carrots and buffalo chicken in the middle. Drizzle with blue cheese sauce and enjoy immediately.


  • Store: Refrigerate buffalo chicken, sauce and toppings separately in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: You can also freeze chicken and sauce only, separately in containers, for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.


Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 688mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Olena Osipov
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      1. Yes.. that’s what I was asking about 🥰
        Any sub for feta??
        Don’t like blue cheese?
        Mix crumbled feta cheese and garlic into the plain yogurt instead for a bomb dot com combo!

        Instead of feta any options?
        Blue cheese taste I don’t like..
        Never tasted feta..
        is it strong like blue cheese?

  1. 5 stars
    These were just lovely! Sliced/shredded several crispy veggies (lettuce, carrots, celery, bok choy, green onions and carrots) and set it up taco bar style. Big hit and so simple.

  2. 5 stars
    Really good! I didn’t have yogurt, so I used sour cream to mix with the blue cheese. And we added some cabbage and celery too!

  3. 5 stars
    Just found your site. Sooo nice to find realistic recipes that are as tasty as promised! And you are fellow Canadian, just a bonus.

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