Say adios to boring shredded-chicken tacos and say ¡hola! to these tastier Buffalo chicken tacos, based on a recipe inspired by Gal on a Mission. They’re baked in the oven — yes, baked — and the result is a spicy chicken filling nestled in a crispy taco shell smothered in bubbly cheese.
Basic chicken tacos feature shredded chicken with some spices. But why stop at a dull, ordinary Mexican dinner?
Bake and shred your seasoned chicken, then kick it up a notch with some cream cheese, butter and hot sauce to transform it into a give-me-more Buffalo-style filling. Then, it’s time to make tacos like you’ve never made them before: in the oven.
Certainly, you can scoop your Buffalo chicken into taco shells and serve them right away, but baking them in the oven gives the hard taco shells time to heat up, absorb the chicken flavor, and get deliciously blanketed with melted cheese.
When it’s all ready, bring your baking dish to the table and serve immediately with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and hot sauce.
This is one fast, easy dinner for a family or a hungry crowd. All you have to do is assemble the tacos, and the oven finishes them off to tasty perfection.
Trust us: Once you try oven-baked tacos, you might never serve tacos the old-fashioned way again.