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Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos - These super easy oven baked tacos are loaded with creamy buffalo chicken mixture and then topped with extra shredded cheese! Perfect recipe for taco Tuesday or any day of the week! So much flavor without all of the mess.
Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
43 mins
 

Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos - These super easy oven baked tacos are loaded with creamy buffalo chicken mixture and then topped with extra shredded cheese! Perfect recipe for taco Tuesday or any day of the week! So much flavor without all of the mess.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked tacos, buffalo chicken, tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 304 kcal
Ingredients
Buffalo Chicken Mixture
  • 2 large chicken breasts, roughly 2 lbs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
Tacos
  • 12 hard taco shells
  • buffalo chicken mixture
  • 1 cup Mexican four cheese shredded cheese
  • lettuce (optional)
  • tomatoes (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • hot sauce (optional)
Instructions
Buffalo Chicken Mixture
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish or sheet. Set aside.

  2. Mix together the salt, pepper, and paprika together in a small ramekin. Coat each chicken breast lightly with the spice mix.

  3. Place chicken into baking dish or sheet and bake for 18 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Allow the chicken breasts to completely cool and then shred using two forks or by using a mixer.

  4. Place the cream cheese, butter, and hot sauce into a large pan and simmer over medium heat until the cream cheese has melted. Making sure to stir frequently.

  5. Place the shredded chicken into the mixture and stir to coat. Remove from heat.

Tacos
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line hard taco shells into an 8x8 baking dish or a 9x13 baking dish, depending on how many tacos you are making.

  2. Place 1-2 tablespoons of the buffalo chicken mixture into each hard shelServe with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and hot sauce. (optional)l, top with shredded cheese. Repeat with all tacos.

  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

  4. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and hot sauce. (optional)

Recipe Notes

Nutrition estimated is based upon the brands I used. Yours may vary depending on brands.

Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving (2 tacos)
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 218
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.2g37%
Cholesterol 77.8mg26%
Sodium 1245.2mg54%
Carbohydrates 8.4g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3.6g4%
Protein 12.6g25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.