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Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos


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.

  • Buffalo Chicken Mixture:
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce*
  • Tacos:
  • hard taco shells
  • buffalo chicken mixture
  • Mexican four cheese shredded cheese
  • lettuce (optional)
  • tomatoes (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • hot sauce (optional)

  1. Buffalo Chicken Mixture
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish or sheet. Set aside.
  3. Mix together the salt, pepper, and paprika together in a small ramekin. Coat each chicken breast lightly with the spice mix.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Place the shredded chicken into the mixture and stir to coat. Remove from heat.
  7. Tacos
  8. 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.
  9. Place 1-2 tablespoons of the buffalo chicken mixture into each hard shell, top with shredded cheese. Repeat with all tacos.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  11. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and hot sauce. (optional)
*Add ¼-1/2 cup of hot sauce depending on how spicy you would like. I only recommend using Frank's Red Hot Sauce. 
*I made less than 12 tacos, but there is enough mixture for 12 tacos.