keep it spicy. [buffalo chicken tacos w. goat cheese, avocado & ranch dressing]

April 9th, 2014 by | comments

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Since late last year, buffalo sauce and I have become very close. I find myself wanting to put Frank’s hot sauce on anything and everything. I was craving a buffalo dish the other day and stumbled across this taco recipe. With a few alterations, the tacos turned out unbelievably delicious. The hot sauce provided the perfect amount of spice, and the onion and cilantro relish provided a nice crunch. Thank God the recipe made leftovers so I can eat this the rest of the week!


buffalo chicken tacos w. goat cheese, avocado & ranch dressing
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Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 3 tbsp. corn starch
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne
  • 1½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup Frank's Red Hot Original sauce, plus more to taste
  • Corn tortillas
  • ½ yellow onion, finely diced, mixed with freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1-2 green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1 avocado, diced, for garnish
  • Crumbled goat cheese, for garnish
  • Trader Joe's Low-Fat Parmesan Ranch dressing, for garnish
  • Frank's Red Hot Original sauce, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, corn starch, cayenne and garlic powder. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in the flour mixture.
  3. Add olive oil to skillet; once hot, place chicken in the pan and cook until done, about 6 to 8 minutes. When chicken is cooked, remove from the skillet and cut into bite-sized pieces. Transfer chicken to a bowl and mix with Frank's Red Hot sauce.
  4. Warm corn tortillas in the microwave or in a skillet. To assemble the tacos, place the chicken down first, then top with onion and cilantro relish, green onions, avocado and goat cheese. Drizzle ranch dressing and hot sauce on top of tacos. Serve hot or warm.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Mrs. Regueiro's Plate.

 

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  • http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com Angie@Angie’s Recipes

    I too buffalo chicken! These tacos rock, Caroline.

  • http://sweetandcrumby.wordpress.com Geni – Sweet and Crumby

    I desperately want to make these Caroline! Perfect for our hot weather lately. It would go rather nicely with an icy cold margarita, don’t cha think? Hope you are doing great! :)

  • http://backroadjournal.wordpress.com Karen

    Buffalo chicken tacos with creamy avocado and cooling ranch dressing sounds like a great combination.

  • http://gobakeyourself.com Choc Chip Uru

    Colourful and super delicious tacos :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  • http://AdriBarrCrocetti.com Adri

    Whoa! these tacos sound fab!

  • http://chgojohn.wordpress.com ChgoJohn

    Everybody loves tacos, Caroline, but adding Buffalo chicken to them is really smart. I rarely make tacos because they’re not too practical when living alone but, I have to say, these tacos would make me rethink what I consider practical. They really do sound good.

  • http://mykabulkitchen.wordpress.com MyKabulKitchen

    These look so light and delicious, ever since getting back from Cali I am craving good authentic tacos…guess I now have no excuses but to replicate it at home :-)

  • http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com The Hook

    I’m not a taco guy, but my daughter would love these!