Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are a perfect mix of Tex-Mex with buffalo flavor. Made with chicken, sour cream, and cheese, these are a winner!Jump to Recipe
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.
In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Then add the seasonings. Stir until they are just combined.
Stir in the cream cheese until it has melted. It may still be chunky.
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.
Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the chicken until it’s covered with the buffalo-cheese sauce.
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.
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.
Bake for about 15 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes until they are golden-brown and crispy on the outside.
Originally Published On: March 5, 2017
Last Updated On: January 11, 2020
Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
- 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
- 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
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
36 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Taquitos”
Thanks for sharing
That looks really good, my kids would like it. I will have to try making it sometime.
When you find something the kids will eat, that’s always a winner!
I was just looking at that; it looks so easy to do! Only concern for me – the shells – I need to eat gluten-free.
I know corn tortilla shells are gluten-free. Maybe you could try it with those.
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.”
Oh, that sounds like a perfect plan!
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.
My husband likes to add extra sauce to his, too. But you can make them mild (especially for the kids) then dip yours in more buffalo sauce as you eat it.
These look totally delicious! Anything with chicken in is a winner in our house so will have to give them a go!
Chicken is always a winner here, too. Especially when it can be eaten with your hands like this.
I’m obsessed with buffalo chicken, but haven’t had anything quite like these. I’m pinning them to try soon! They sound SO good!!
Thanks, Sarah, I hope you enjoy these, too!
I am OFFICIALLY so hungry. These all look so good. I know what im having for dinner tonight.
I am always hungry! The taquitos make a great easy dinner, enjoy!
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.
Cream cheese is one of my favorite ingredients! I never thought about this in a crepe, though. We like to make crepes so maybe I’ll try this next time.
Mmm this looks so yummy! I need to try making a vegetarian version of this 🙂
I would love to know how it comes out!
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!
Trust me, these taste so much better than the frozen ones!
Very intresting. I may have to see if my daughter would like these
My boys both enjoy them as long as we don’t add too much buffalo sauce so they aren’t spicy.
Have to say, have always wondered how one makes taquitos – bet I could do all sorts of variations on the theme now that I have the step-by-step here! Thanks as always! 🙂
Oh yes, there are so many different things you could fill them with!
This looks so delicious and easy! I bet it’s going to be a hit on game day.
These are perfect for a game day appetizer/meal! I hadn’t thought about that but I know what I will be bringing the next time we attend a party 🙂
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!
They are definitely easier to make than you would think. I wasn’t sure at first but decided to just give it a go.
oh these sound lovely! I was looking for something simpler to do for dinner tonight, I think I have most of the ingredients too!
That’s one of the many things I like about these, the ingredients are simple and things we usually have on hand, too. I hope you guys enjoy them!
O my yum!!!! I just love all things buffalo. Swear I can just drink buffalo sauce lol… so need to try these taquitos
My husband loves anything with buffalo sauce, too. He always adds more to his taquitos when they are done.
I would love to make it! I love eating buffalo chicken! A perfect meal!
They are so easy to put together and make a great weeknight meal.