Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are a fusion version of a Mexican dish that consists of rolled corn tortillas that are filled with beef, cheese or chicken. These taquitos are filled with seasoned chicken, sharp white cheddar and Buffalo sauce.

Are you a fan of taquitos?

Well, I’m a fan of most things Mexican if I’m being honest, especially when I make them at home. The beautiful thing about making food at home vs. eating out is the control you have. You can control it all – the amount of cheese, how it’s prepared, how spicy, etc. Why would you not want to make it at home?

These aren’t your typical taquitos. I think I probably say that about a lot of things I make, but it’s the truth. These are made with flour tortillas, chicken thighs and buffalo sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos | Dixie Chik Cooks

I also made a dipping sauce with sour cream, salsa verde, and candied jalapeños.

The sauce itself is so good, and if you’ve never tried candied jalapeños before, DO IT.

Don’t hesitate – they’re addictive as hell.

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

You could put this sauce on so many things – burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas. Just dip whatever you have in the pantry in it.

The taquitos are really simple to put together. I’m a big fan of chicken thighs because you can control the actual fat by trimming them, and you get the white/dark meat combo which always yields a juicy end result.

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

The versatility of these make them a solid addition to your dinner or appetizer rotation. You could even make them meatless by using beans, rice or diced veggies. Butternut squash would be pretty damn good too, maybe with some parmesan, black beans and diced poblanos?

I think yes.

I shredded the chicken in my KitchenAid and tossed it with Moore’s Buffalo Sauce.

Roll them tightly, and throw them in hot oil for about 20 seconds each side, and you have perfect taquitos.

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Here’s your printable-

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Yield: 14 Taquitos
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


For the Taquitos:

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • Moore's Original Buffalo Sauce
  • 14 flour tortillas, taco size
  • 1 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Oil, for frying
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

For the Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/4 cup Candied Jalapeños


  1. Bake, grill or smoke chicken thighs; shred.
  2. Toss chicken in enough buffalo sauce to coat.
  3. Place about 2 tbsp shredded chicken and 1-2 tbsp cheese (depending on preference) in a flour tortilla, roll tightly.
  4. Bring oil to 350 degrees.
  5. Fry taquitos for about 20 seconds on each side, until golden brown.
  6. Drizzle with more buffalo sauce and sprinkle with cilantro.
  7. To make dip, combine sour cream, salsa verde and chopped jalapenos.
  8. Serve taquitos with dip.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 7 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 611Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 951mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 32g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Michele @ Bacon Fatte

    Yummm!!! I sure wish I had a plate full of these taquitos in front of me right now!!!

  2. Mimi

    What fun! Much better than chicken wings!

  3. Christine @ Christine's Pantry

    Simple and delicious.

  4. Caroline

    These sound delicious, and love the sound of candied jalepenos on top!

  5. Lynn Elliott Vining

    Lawd have mercy! These look and sound amazing, and that sauce. Yum! My son would devour these in a minute flat!

  6. ally

    So simple and fabulous for a chilly weeknight or hot summer’s picnic!!

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