Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

Everything you love about buffalo chicken just stuffed into fluffy flour tortillas and topped with a creamy lime sauce! They’re the perfect spin on taco night!

Easy, healthy and delicious! These baked buffalo chicken tacos have just the right amount of heat and are perfect for taco night!

If you love buffalo chicken (and honestly, how could you not?! 😉 ) then you definitely need these tacos in your life! They’re spicy, tangy, creamy, have just a little bit of crunch from the cabbage and most importantly are so easy to make too! Trust me babes, you’re going to want to add these baked buffalo chicken tacos to your dinner rotation ASAP!

Creamy and tangy with just the right amount of heat! These delicious chicken tacos are baked in the oven and topped with fresh cabbage, cilantro and avocado!

What kind of chicken should I use for these tacos?

I love using chicken tenders for this recipe because they’re fast, easy to cook and inexpensive too. Plus they’re incredibly moist and tender which is just perfect for these tacos! But just in case you can’t find them or don’t have any on hand, you can also use chicken thighs are breasts too! All you need to do is alter the cooking time slightly. Here are the cooking times and temps below.

  • Tenders: Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes
  • Thighs: Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
  • Breasts: Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
Shredded seasoned chicken is tossed with a spicy hot sauce, then stuffed into flour tortillas and topped with a creamy cilantro lime sauce! You won't be able to get enough of these tasty tacos!

How to make cilantro lime crema

Who else agrees that every good taco needs some kind of delicious sauce to go with it?? Because I am right there with you! 😉 And this easy cilantro lime crema has been my go-to sauce for just about everything lately! It’s creamy, full of tangy lime juice and is even healthier for you too!

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Just place all of these ingredients in a food processor and blend them together until smooth.

Storage: Pour the sauce into a sealed container and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. The sauce should last for 1 week in the fridge.

Are you a buffalo chicken lover? Then you're going to absolutely love these spicy buffalo tacos! They're so simple and are perfect for a quick dinner or lunch!

Toppings

Ahhh, the pièce de résistance of tacos! There’s honestly soo many different things you can top these bad boys with that it’s hard to pick my favorites! Usually when we serve these for a crowd we’ll just put out every topping we can think of and let people go at! It’s always so much fun to mix and match the toppings and our guests always love it!

  • Shredded cabbage
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Green onion/red onion
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Cotija cheese
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Extra hot sauce! 😉
Looking for a quick meal idea? Try this delicious and easy taco recipe! It only takes 15 minutes to cook the chicken and the sauce can be made beforehand too!

Tips for making the best baked buffalo chicken tacos

  • These tacos can get pretty spicy – so if you don’t like a ton of heat then you might want to tone down the buffalo sauce a little bit. To do so, just add 1-2 Tbsp of melted butter to the Franks Red Hot Sauce before adding it to your chicken. (The cilantro lime crema also helps to tone down the spice too!)
  • Use flour tortillas for these tacos! They have a more neutral flavor than corn tortillas and pair so well with buffalo chicken!
  • Add a squeeze of lime over the top! Just that little hint of freshness really helps to elevates these tacos and adds so much flavor too!
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Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

Shredded buffalo chicken is stuffed into tortillas and topped with a creamy cilantro lime sauce! They're so easy to pull together are perfect for a quick weeknight meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Oven Baked
Keyword: buffalo, chicken, cilantro lime crema, tacos
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Caitlin

Ingredients

For the buffalo chicken:

  • lbs. chicken tenders (or boneless skinless chicken breasts)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce (NOT buffalo sauce)

For the cilantro lime crema:

  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp salt

For the tacos:

  • Cabbage, sliced thin
  • Green onion
  • Avocado, diced
  • Flour tortillas

Instructions

To make the cilantro lime crema:

  • Add all of your ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.

To make the buffalo chicken:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix the paprika and garlic powder together and sprinkle it over both sides of your chicken tenders. Place the tenders in your prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is done, use 2 large forks to shred it in the pan. Add your ½ cup of hot sauce and mix until the chicken is fully coated.

To make the tacos:

  • Layer your tortillas with the buffalo chicken, cilantro lime crema, cabbage, avocado and extra extra lime.

Notes

*If using chicken thighs or breasts: Season them with the same amount of paprika and garlic powder mixture but cook them at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Thne shred them and add your hot sauce.

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