Woman's hand lifting a sliced buffalo chicken taquito off a square brown plate with other taquitos in front of a brown and white towel all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are a perfect mix of Tex-Mex with buffalo flavor. Made with chicken, sour cream, and cheese, these are a winner!

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are a delicious blend of chicken, cream cheese, and buffalo sauce (with other seasonings) rolled up with some mozzarella cheese into a taquito.

You can make these as spicy or mild as you want. I don’t like spicy foods, so I keep mine mild. If you like spicy, add more buffalo sauce to your mixture. Or you can do like my husband and add some buffalo sauce on top if everyone doesn’t want spicy.

I like to dip my taquito in either sour cream or ranch dressing to give it that added bit of flavor. You could also dip them in salsa or guacamole, depending on your preference. 

No matter how you make them, buffalo chicken taquitos are a great, easy dinner. They give me that Tex-Mex feel without spending the money to go out to eat.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 425F and make sure your chicken is cooked and shredded. I boil mine then use the stand mixer with the paddle attachment to shred it.

Small sauce pan with melted butter and garlic surrounded by stainless steel bowls with milk, cream cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, buffalo sauce, and seasonings and a white round plate with shredded cooked chicken and a pile of tortilla shells all on a white surface

In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Then add the seasonings. Stir until they are just combined.

Small sauce pan with melted butter, garlic, and seasonings surrounded by stainless steel bowls with milk, cream cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and buffalo sauce and a white round plate with shredded cooked chicken and a pile of tortilla shells all on a white surface

Stir in the cream cheese until it has melted. It may still be chunky.

Small sauce pan with melted butter, garlic, cream cheese, and seasonings surrounded by stainless steel bowls with milk, shredded mozzarella cheese, and buffalo sauce and a white round plate with shredded cooked chicken and a pile of tortilla shells all on a white surface

Whisk in the buffalo sauce and milk then simmer for 5-6 minutes. Stir occasionally so it doesn’t scorch to the bottom of the pan. 

Small sauce pan with buffalo and cream cheese mixture next to a white round plate with shredded cooked chicken, a stainless steel bowl with shredded mozzarella cheese, and a pile of tortilla shells all on a white surface

Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the chicken until it’s covered with the buffalo-cheese sauce. 

Small sauce pan with buffalo and cream cheese mixture with shredded chicken mixed in next to a stainless steel bowl with shredded mozzarella cheese, and a pile of tortilla shells all on a white surface

Lay out each tortilla shell and scoop about 1/4 to 1/3 of the chicken mixture onto the center of each shell. Top the chicken with about 2 tbsp each of mozzarella cheese.

Tortilla shell with buffalo chicken mixture down the center topped with shredded mozzarella cheese next to a pile of tortilla shells, a stainless steel bowl with shredded mozzarella cheese, and a small saucepan with buffalo chicken mixture all on a white surface

Tightly roll the taquitos and place in a baking dish with the seams down so they don’t come open. Brush them with a bit of olive oil.

Rectangular metal baking dish with rolled up taquitos covered with oil on a white surface

Bake for about 15 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes until they are golden-brown and crispy on the outside. 

Woman's hand lifting a sliced buffalo chicken taquito off a square brown plate with other taquitos in front of a brown and white towel all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Recipe

Originally Published On: March 5, 2017

Last Updated On: January 11, 2020

Woman's hand lifting a sliced buffalo chicken taquito off a square brown plate with other taquitos in front of a brown and white towel all on a wooden surface

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are a perfect mix of Tex-Mex with buffalo flavor. Made with chicken, sour cream, and cheese, these are a winner!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: buffalo sauce, chicken, cream cheese, tortilla shells
Servings: 4 taquitos
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp parsley
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
  • 4 soft taco shells
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter
  • Add the seasonings and stir until combined
  • Add the cream cheese and stir until mostly melted and completely combined with the butter and spices
  • Whisk in the buffalo sauce and milk and simmer for 5-8 minutes
  • Add the chicken to the sauce and stir to coat the chicken
  • Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 of the chicken and 2 tbsp of mozzarella cheese
  • Tightly roll up the taquito and place it on a greased baking pan
  • Brush the taquitos with olive oil on all sides
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes, until golden brown
Click the buttons below to share and print this recipe
Pin Recipe Print Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
Amount Per Serving (1 taquito)
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 859mg36%
Potassium 547mg16%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 743IU15%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Related Posts

Shop This Recipe

When making any recipe, it’s essential to make sure you have the correct equipment. The following items are hand-selected for this recipe and are all items I have personally used and/or recommend.

These are affiliate links. See disclosures for more information.

36 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Taquitos”

  1. Those look delicious, and I *think* my kids might actually eat them. I’m thinking they’d be perfect for a Thursday night – quick and easy for a weeknight, but indulgent in that “almost-the-weekend-way.”

  2. I like my food extra spicy, so lots of sauce for me! I love meals that the kids can eat easily. We haven’t quite mastered the fork and knife.

  3. I like chicken in every way cooked and I am ready to make this recipe. Chicken and cream cheese is an amazing combination. I will try it with crepes also instead of tortilla.

  4. I normally buy taquitos frozen – but these look like they would be so amazing. I am going to have to try making them from scratch!

  5. I LOVEEEE taquitos! I have never made them but this seems like something I could handle! Totally going o add these to our meal plan!

  6. O my yum!!!! I just love all things buffalo. Swear I can just drink buffalo sauce lol… so need to try these taquitos

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Improve your cooking today

Whether you’re just getting started or looking to improve your skills, the Intro to Cooking guide was made for you! Sign up to receive a free copy, which also includes 7 simple yet tasty recipes. Plus you’ll receive new recipes in your inbox every week. Yum!

Make sure to check your inbox (and spam folder) for your confirmation email, which includes the link to download your Intro to Cooking guide.

Pasta All-In in a round brown bowl topped with fresh basil leaves next to a plate of greens all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)
Banana Bread covered with oats on a slate serving plate next to a brown towel and a bread knife on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Wait! There's more great recipes...

Stop cooking the same recipes every week. Sign up and you’ll receive new tasty recipes in your inbox each week. Plus, you’ll also receive an Intro to Cooking PDF so you can quickly improve your cooking skills.

shares
%d bloggers like this: