Buffalo Chicken Tacos with a Celery Salsa and Blue Cheese Dressing

31 Jan

This week’s taco Tuesday was inspired by a little sporting event that will be airing this sunday!!!!

Buffalo wings are a staple at Super Bowl parties, sure we’ve had them and sure we love them but they are really just a snack or appetizer. What about making a meal out of them? That’s exactly what I did with these tacos. Nothing fancy here just good old football food. They are easy, filling, and delicious. They will also leave you with more time to enjoy the game since you won’t be fussing with a million little appetizers. Prep everything ahead of time then come game day all you’ll have to do is fry up the chicken and toss it in the buffalo sauce.

{ for the salsa: celery, tomato, red onion, scallions, lime juice }

{ Flour, egg/milk mixture, Panko bread crumbs }

{ I used Franks RedHot sauce and mixed it with butter }

I followed the recipe below and made a couple changes. I used Panko bread crumbs in the final breading step. Flour, milk/egg, then Panko bread crumbs. I highly suggest this step!!!! It makes them a lot more crunchy. I also added my celery salsa 🙂

Ingredients:
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into 1 inch chunks”
oil (for deep-frying)
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoons garlic powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
½ cup hot sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 package small flour tortillas
romaine lettuce (sliced)
shredded cheddar cheese
blue cheese dressing

SALSA (see pic above for ingredients)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder. In a medium bowl beat together the eggs and milk. First roll the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, then dip into the egg mixture and roll the chicken bits once more in the flour mixture until well coated.
Step 2: Deep fry breaded chicken bits in batches at 375 degrees for about 5 minutes per batch or until chicken is fully cooked. Drain on paper towels.
Step 3: While chicken is frying, in a small sauce pan over low heat add hot sauce and butter. Cook until the butter has melted and is combined with the hot sauce. In a large bowl toss the chicken bits with hot sauce until fully coated.
Step 4: to make tacos- place a few buffalo chicken pieces onto the bottom of a flour tortilla. Top with lettuce, cheddar cheese,  blue cheese dressing, and salsa.
(Makes 4 Servings)


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