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Buffalo Chicken Tacos

buttery hot sauce chicken, blue cheese dressed greens, charred tortillas

Serves: 2 | Time to Table: 30 minutes | Calories: 661 | Protein Category: Chicken | Allergens: Contains Milk (Butter + Blue Cheese) | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Calcium, Iron


Equipment:

  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Mixing Bowl
  • - Medium Saucepan with Lid
  • - Spatula
  • - Tongs
  • - Whisk

What You Need:

  • - Canola Oil
  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt

What We Send:

  • - Blue Cheese
  • - Chicken Tenders
  • - Green Leaf Lettuce
  • - Lime Juice
  • - Sriracha
  • - Unsalted Butter

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

Nothing turns up the heat like buffalo sauce, and you’ll want some sweetness to counterbalance it. Reach for an off-dry Riesling.

Beer Pairings

We’re loving a Czech Pilsner here for a cool down.

TK Table Talk:

Aside from these tacos, what’s the most impressive meal you’ve ever cooked?

What To Do:

Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Step 1

1. Poach Chicken: Massage chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add to a medium sauce pan. Cover with cold water by 1-inch. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat. Immediately reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and cover. Allow to sit until the chicken is cooked through (about 12 minutes). Remove to a cutting board to cool slightly. Rinse pan.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Step 2

2. Make Greens Topping: While chicken is cooking. Chop the lettuce. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lime juice, 1 tablespoon canola oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper, blue cheese, and 2 teaspoons water. Right before serving, add in the lettuce and toss to coat.

3. Make Buffalo Sauce: Once the chicken is resting on a cutting board, add the sriracha, butter and 1 tablespoon oil to the medium sauce pan. Stir and place over low heat.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Step 3

4. Shred Chicken: Using two forks, shred the chicken. Add chicken to the sriracha mixture and stir. Turn off heat and cover.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos - Step 4

5. Char Tortillas: Heat tortillas by placing directly over a gas burner or under a broiler until blackened in places on both sides. PLEASE don’t skip this step, you’ll be missing out on big flavor.

To Serve: Divide chicken between the tortillas. Top each with the blue cheese dressed lettuce.

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