Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch

Buffalo Chicken Tacos stuffed with the most incredible marinated Buffalo Chicken and drizzled with to-live-for Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch are ridiculously delicious!  You will be dreaming about these tacos!

Two Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch.


You dream about food, right?  Surely its not just me.  And when I dream of food, I often dream of tacos AKA my favorite way to eat flavorful chicken – in a tortilla smothered with some intoxicatingly delicious drizzle and piled high with crunchiness.  Put the world in a taco.  It would be a more delicious place.

A plate with Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch

These dream worthy Buffalo Chicken Tacos start with my dynamite delicious Buffalo Chicken Marinade which is packed with spices BUT completely family friendly because you control the heat level depending on how much buffalo Glaze you toss your chicken in after marinating.

Showing how to make Buffalo Chicken Tacos by adding sauce to the cooked chicken.

I use all of the Glaze for this recipe because although one piece of chicken might taste spicy, once the chicken is wrapped in a tortilla and piled high with melty cheddar cheese, Corn Avocado Garnish and drizzled with Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch, the heat dissipates into the perfect burst of tender, juicy marinated flavor.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos stuffed with the most incredible marinated Buffalo Chicken and drizzled with to-live-for Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch are ridiculously delicious! Always a crowd pleaser!

The Corn Avocado Topping packs a punch of crunch from the fresh sweet corn, celery, carrots and lettuce all complimented by creamy avocados and enlivened by fresh lime juice.  If you’re feeling extra fun and flirty you can even add some homemade Pico de Gallo– yum.  And finally, the Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch – I almost have no words.  Almost.  Its creamy, tangy and absolutely guzzle worthy.

A close up of Showing how to make Buffalo Chicken Tacos.

And these Buffalo Chicken Tacos – dream worthy.

An extreme close up of Buffalo Chicken Tacos.

If you love everything Tacos, be sure to check out some of my Turkey Tacos, Tacos Al Pastor,  Chili Lime Chicken Tacos, Red Curry Beef Tacos, Baja Fish Tacos, Blackened Fish Tacos, Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos, Baked Fiesta Ranch Chicken Tacos, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos, Korean Tacos and on and on

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Buffalo Chicken Tacos are bursting with flavor from the incredible chicken and the Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch is to die for! Always a crowd pleaser!

Buffalo Chicken Tacos with

Buffalo Chicken Tacos stuffed with the most incredible marinated Buffalo Chicken and drizzled with to-live-for Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch are ridiculously delicious!  You will be dreaming about these tacos!
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Total Time: 40 minutes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

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  • 1 Recipe Buffalo Chicken
  • 4-6 flour taco size tortillas or 6-8 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, more or less

Corn Avocado Topping

  • 1 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Corn from 1 ear of sweet corn
  • 1 cup Matchstick carrots
  • 4 sticks sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch

  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (may sub Greek yogurt)
  • 3 tablespoons Blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves and stems
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Milk as needed



  • Buffalo Chicken: Prepare Buffalo Chicken according to directions.
  • Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch: While your chicken is marinating, add all of the dressing ingredients to your blender and chop then liquefy until smooth, scraping sides down as needed and adding milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Chill until ready to use.
  • Corn Avocado Topping: Add all of the corn Avocado Toppings to a large bowl except avocados and toss until evenly combined. Add avocados and gently toss.
  • To assemble, melt cheese on tortillas in the microwave or stovetop then top with desired amount of Buffalo Chicken, Corn Avocado Topping and drizzle with Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch. Garnish with additional blue cheese and lime if desired.


Total Time does not include marinating chicken as this will vary depending on individual.

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    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Liz! I hope you are having a great week!

  1. Karin B says

    You are a genius. Seriously. Every time I open your email and see a new post, I go, why didn’t I think of that? Kudos to you! I am definitely making these.

    • Jen says

      You are too nice Karin! not a genius, just slightly obsessed with food – as in spreadsheets of ideas that I don’t have enough time to make 🙂 Thanks for following along and making my recipes – I think you will love these!

  2. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Jen! These are making me SO hungry! I am always happy when something is wrapped in a nice fluffy tortilla! I always have them on hand. This dressing is indeed “drinkable”! 🙂

    • Jen says

      Good morning Dorothy! You and me both – tortillas make my heart happy 🙂 and I really think you will love the dressing! I hope you can try these soon – thank you so much!

  3. mila says

    Total summer gorgeousness!!! Ahh i love that creamy drizzle too!! And yes…put anything in a taco….and make the whole world smile 🙂

    • Jen says

      Thank you my sweet, witty, genius friend! I LOVE tacos – just made some fish ones yesterday – can’t get enough! Bring on summer tacos :)!

  4. LaTrice says

    Tacos is my all-time favorite food EVER!! I can’t wait to make this recipe!!! 🙂

    • Jen says

      I am excited for you to make it LaTrice! I love tacos too and am always trying to think of winning combos. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  5. Arpita says

    Awesome, my favourite. I will definitely love to try this once.

    • Jen says

      I hope you can try it soon and love it! thanks Arpita!

  6. Alison says

    Jenn I have been to your blog before and loved it and didn’t bookmark it! I am so glad I found it again! I love your pictures! They are beautiful! This recipe is a must try! I also dream about food all the time! Best inspiration!

    • Jen says

      Hi Alison, I am so glad you found it again too and thank you so much for the flattery 🙂 I have a lot of fun taking the photos! And yes food dreams are the best dreams – there aren’t any sweeter! Thank you!

  7. Brenda says

    My husband and I made these with corn tortillas for dinner last night, and they were perfection! The leftovers didn’t last long…thanks for sharing!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome Brenda! I love hearing they were “perfection” – yay!

  8. Cathy says

    This looks amazing, and simple to make! Have to try this soon!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Cathy! I hope you can make it soon and love it!

  9. Angie says

    Hi, Did the ingredients list disappear? I have used this recipe quite a few times and now only the instructions and recipes notes come up! 🙁


    • Jen says

      Hi Angie, I am SO sorry! I switched servers over the last couple days and have had some technical difficulties – like ingredients missing – ahh!!! Hopefully it will all be resolved ASAP! Thank you for your patience!

  10. Geren says

    The marinade calls for 1/4 cup hot sauce, but you say to reserve 1/4 of it for glazing. Can you clarify? Looks like a great recipe. Thanks!!

    • Jen says

      Hi Geren! Yes it is 1/4 cup hot sauce in the marinade that you mix with all the other marinade ingredients. You then measure 1/4 cup of the COMBINED marinade ingredients and add to freezer bag along with olive oil – this is your marinade, not your glaze. There will just be a left over after you remove the 1/4 cup that you proceed to mix with Glaze ingredients as specified. Hope this helps!

  11. Kelly Byler says

    I made these last night and they were amazing!! The only thing I would change is doubling the chicken because I have a lot of the topping and ranch left over… and because I want to eat more of them! They were SO good!!

    • Jen says

      YAY! I am so happy you loved these Kelly! Thank you!

  12. Melinda says

    I made these last night and they were a hit with everybody! This is going to be a regular at our house. Thanks so much for the recipe! ☺

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome Melinda! I’m thrilled they were such a hit and will be a new regular – the ultimate compliment! Thank you!!!

  13. Allison says

    This is a huge hit every time I serve it. I use frozen corn kernels (at room temperature) mixed with pieces of avocado and lime juice and don’t add the carrots, lettuce, or celery (I don’t care for those veggies). The dressing is AMAZING and my husband likes having it leftover to put on his salads. I always use all the marinade but then boil it on the stove before using it as a glaze for the cooked chicken. We are not spicy people but this recipe works for us. 🙂 I’m going to try cooking this chicken in my Instant Pot tonight. We will see how it goes!

    • Jen says

      Hi Allison, sorry for the delay as I am way behind after recovering from pneumonia, but I so appreciate your comment! I am thrilled these Buffalo Chicken Tacos are such a hit and I love your idea of boiling the marinade and using as a glaze – mmmmm! Your husband would probably love my Buffalo Chicken Salad as well! 🙂

  14. Alaina says

    I made these tonight and the whole family LOVED them!! Definitely making these again! 🙂

    • Jen says

      Awesome Alaina, I’m so happy they were a hit with the whole family, thank you!

  15. Jillian says

    Suggestions on a side dish? Making it for a group!

  16. Rita says

    On my gosh! I made this for dinner tonight, my husband wolfed down 4 in about 10 minutes! Then he said ” yep, make this again. Followed the recipe exactly except for switching out the corn for purple onion because that’s what I had available in the salsa. The blue cheese cilantro dressing is fantastic! Thank you

    • Jen says

      YAY! I’m thrilled it was such a hit with both of you! I love the visual of your husband wolfing down the tacos! Thank you Rita!

  17. Barbra says

    I absolutely love it every time I see an email from you.
    your recipes looks so delicious and your ideas are just so great.

    • Jen says

      What a sweet comment, thank you so so much Barbara! I hope you continue to love my new recipes and find some new favorites!

  18. Karen says

    Great tastes! I’m a ‘chicken thigh’ person regardless of the recipe but the stores are challenged these days (just like some of us!) so I used chicken breasts. But I goofed and didn’t save any sauce for basting but wanted these moist. Instead, I basted them with BBQ sauce and these came out wonderful! The blue cheese cilantro ranch dressing is amazing too! Thanks for a fabulous recipe!

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome Karen! I’m so happy you enjoyed it and great idea with the BBQ sauce!