Skinny Buffalo Chicken Tacos

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Buffalo chicken meets tacos meets clean eating. Sounds almost too good to be true.

If you adore the beloved Buffalo flavor, you're going to love these chicken tacos!

There’s not much that buffalo chicken can’t do. It’s perhaps most famous as a hot and spicy party dip, classic game day wing topping, or as the most fun of the classic pizza toppings. Good news for buffalo fans, you can also get buffalo chicken in your tacos, and it’s the perfect hot and saucy marriage of two of your favorite foods. Better news for buffalo fans? It’s easy to make this delectable, sounds too-good-to-be-true recipe clean and skinny. Yep, these skinny buffalo chicken tacos have it all (and I haven’t even mentioned the blue cheese yet).

But First, Blue Cheese

Well, since I already brought it up, might as well get into what I think is the real highlight here. I’ve always been a major blue cheese fan, and while I know plenty of people prefer ranch, I can’t imagine buffalo chicken anything without a healthy slathering of creamy blue cheese dressing.

Unfortunately, that “healthy slathering” typically isn’t actually all that healthy. Between the rich, creamy base and the cheese itself, blue cheese dressing tends to be one of the worst options out there (from a health perspective, anyway).

The good (or dare I say downright miraculous) news is, there actually IS a way to make a clean and skinny version of this rich, creamy dressing. This easy, clean recipe lightens things up with plain Greek yogurt (a clean eating life hack for almost any creamy recipe) and fat-free blue cheese crumbles. Red wine vinegar and lemon juice complete the recipe with that signature blue cheese tang.

Just combine the ingredients and set aside. Like magic, you’ve got the perfect clean blue cheese to go with your skinny buffalo chicken tacos. (Of course, if you insist on ranch instead, we’ve got a skinny recipe for that, too.)

Bring On The Buffalo Chicken

Ah yes, and now for our feature presentation. Once you’ve made the blue cheese, it’s time to get into the meat of it (literally).

You can make these buffalo chicken tacos with just a few simple items you can easily pick up at any grocery store. All you need is chicken (cooked and shredded), low sodium buffalo sauce, and canned corn. (Yes, jar sauce and canned corn. Clean eating really can be that simple when you know how to shop for it!)

Mix those three simple ingredients together and divide among whole wheat tortillas. Top with shredded romaine, avocado, and cilantro (if you swing that way). Oh, and I know I don’t have to remind you, but don’t forget the blue cheese!

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Skinny Buffalo Chicken Tacos

These spicy tacos are made with clean and delicious ingredients.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 2 tacos with 2 teaspoons dressing
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex

Ingredients

For the Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles fat-free
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For the Tacos

  • 15 ounces whole kernel corn can, low-sodium, drained
  • 18 to 24 ounces boneless and skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce low-sodium
  • 12 whole-wheat flour tortillas 8 inch
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro fresh. chopped
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and diced

Instructions

For the Blue Cheese Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

For the Tacos

  • In a bowl, combine the corn, chicken breast, and buffalo sauce. Mix well.
  • Place the tortillas on a flat surface. Place a small amount of the chicken mixture in the center of each. Top with romaine lettuce, fresh cilantro, and avocado. Drizzle with the blue cheese dressing.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tacos with 2 teaspoons dressing | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1172mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords High Protein, Quick and Easy

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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