Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Blue Cheese


We have been having several “health” scares in my family lately. My mother’s eyes have suddenly swollen and dilated. She is having an MRI tomorrow to see what is going on. My partner is having some tests next week. We are keeping our fingers crossed and it will probably be fine but it makes it clearer that we need to get our wills updated, look at our long-range planning financially (she is the main support for our family), and updating our guardianship for our children. Things you don’t want to or always think about but really are needed.

Dinners are simple and need to be able to be spread across a couple of hours so my slow cooker is perfect for this.  Buffalo Chicken is a favorite for us so these Buffalo Chicken Slow Cooker Tacos are perfect for busy family nights.

Verdict:

I layered pre-shredded cabbage mix (for cole slaw) with the tacos to give them a bit of crunch and texture. I was worried the kids wouldn’t like it but the Buffalo sauce added so much flavor they liked the texture and didn’t notice much of the cabbage flavor. That is a Mom win in my mind. Get some good stuff in my kids without them making “The Face?” Perfect.

Buffalo Chicken Slow Cooker Tacos

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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A taco with tons of flavor and a bit of crunch from the shredded cabbage.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup + Hot Sauce, your favorite (I used Frank’s)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • pre-shredded cole slaw mix
  • blue cheese, crumbled
  • creamy blue cheese dressing, to taste
  • tortillas, for serving

Directions:

  1. Salt and pepper chicken. Place in the bottom of slow cooker with 1/2 cup water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours.
  2. Once chicken is cooked through remove the chicken from the slow cooker and dump the liquid from the bowl of the slow cooker. Be careful it is hot!
  3. Shred or cut chicken into small pieces and return to slow cooker. Add butter, hot sauce, and garlic to chicken. Stir well. Taste and adjust spices to your liking.  Add cayenne pepper or paprika if you like to add a bit more kick!
  4. Let chicken and sauce reheat for about 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Warm a tortilla in the oven according to package directions. Serve over shredded cabbage and top with blue cheese and a drizzle of blue cheese dressing, if desired.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. I hope everything goes well for your mom. And positive thoughts for your partner as well.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much for your kind thoughts.

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  2. ohiocook says:

    Hope all goes well, prayers and good thoughts!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much! And thank you for all the shares of my blog you do. I thank you so much for all of them.

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  3. Great idea. We make buffalo chicken dip and pasta, but haven’t ever done tacos. Prayers to you and your family.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  4. I hope that everyone receives a clean bill of health and Happy New Year!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  5. Erika Kind says:

    Sounds great! I love Buffalo Chicken Wings and Tacos. Printed it!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Erika! Hope you like it!

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        I will let you know for sure!! Btw. I made one of your chicken parmigiana. It was fantastic and everybody loved it!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Yeah! Thanks for letting me know!

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          1. Erika Kind says:

            Sure! You are making such an effort with your recipes to share them with us. You need to get a feedback. Thank you for what you are doing here, Marci!

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  6. Erika Kind says:

    Sent that comment too quickly. I hope that all will be fine with the tests and that your mom is doing better very soon. Lots of love to you and your family, Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  7. Bernice says:

    I hope everything turns out okay!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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  8. syl65 says:

    Keeping your mom, partner and family in my prayers!!

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  9. I forgot to tell you that we made these after you posted last week. We are doing low carb, so we ate them in lettuce wraps instead of tortillas.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yum. I love lettuce wraps! Especially tacos and Korean beef.

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