Thursday, January 20, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

I love Buffalo Chicken Wraps at Bdubs and when I came across a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Tacos in my Rachael Ray 30 minute meals, I was like ummm why have we never made them before? So I fixed that little problem! Here is my twist on Buffalo Chicken Tacos.

5 burrito style soft tortilla shells (what we had)
Two skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
hot sauce (i used enough to cover the chicken)
2 ounces shredded cheese
3 tablespoons ranch dressing
shredded lettuce (i eyeballed what i thought we would need)
2 carrots shredded
2 tablespoons water

First, I put enough EVOO on the pan to cover the bottom and then put my chicken breasts in. I seasoned both sides with salt and pepper.

While the chicken was cooking, I cleaned and shredded the carrots.

Washed and shredded the lettuce.

Then, since my chicken breasts were mammoth size I broke them up into pieces to make sure it was all cooked through and we wouldn't die from salmonella. You could shred the chicken, but I never have the patience. I just left the chicken in smallish chunks.

When the chicken was browned and fully cooked through I put it in a bowl and dumped the hot sauce in and stirred it around. I only put enough to cover the chicken, because I was not sure how hot it would be (flavor wise) I would recommend more hot sauce. Probably around 2-3 tablespoons.

Then, in another bowl I mixed the 3 tablespoons of ranch, 2 tablespoons of water and a handful of the cheese together to make a sauce. I would also recommend maybe using 5 tablespoons of ranch for more sauce.

Then, I added the carrots and lettuce to the mix. The amount of sauce I made was perfect for the amount of carrots and lettuce I had.

And viola! This is what mine looked like before I rolled it back up. I added more cheese on top.

Verdict? I really liked it and so did my husband. I ate 2 and he had 3. Next time I make it, I will add more hot sauce, use more lettuce and more sauce mixture. The 2 carrots were perfect and I wouldn't probably add anymore of those. We both liked the crunch it added. I did also like the extra cheese on top, as I am a cheese freak. And maybe I will get the patience to shred the chicken haha. It was very yummy!!!

What are your favorite taco toppings?
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