Bacon & Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Bacon & Buffalo Chicken Tacos for you game day party! This is a perfect "build your own" party food.
Chicken Tacos on a white plate loaded with diced avocados, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and bacon
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Bacon & Buffalo Chicken Tacos. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is pretty much the best Football Game Day food that has ever crossed my plate. If you aren’t a football fan, then I’m thinking you need to start a Taco Tuesday tradition in your household!

Taco Tuesday in our house looks like this taco. I just can’t resist making something new, something crazy, something that’s totally out there that has peaked my imagination.

How to Make Chicken Tacos

The concept of a taco that has Buffalo chicken wings and bacon in it had been taunting my mind for a few months now. The main hurdle that I had to overcome was the chicken wing itself, bones in simply wouldn’t do. This had to be built as a one bite of paradise kind of food, not one where you fool around with taking chicken bones out first, then putting it back together.

So the search for really good boneless Buffalo hot wings began.

I ended up using Pinty’s Boneless Buffalo chicken wings and they were fantastic. The option of two different hot sauces with varying heat levels meant that everyone was happy. I adore the flavor of Buffalo chicken wings but prefer less heat to it. Mike, on the other hand, likes a mouth-searing hot wing above all else

close up Buffalo Chicken Wing Tacos in white plate

These were the best thing to hit my belly in months. Sometimes when you are creating recipes and have spent time building them up in your mind, the end result is not what you have envisioned.

These were all that and a bag of bacon chips.The possibilities for toppings are endless, my friends. Start with bacon and Buffalo hot wings, do not fiddle around with these. However, play around with the cheese flavors, the dressings and the vegetables of your choice.

Chicken Tacos on a white plate loaded with diced avocados, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and bacon

I want to start watching football and having Sunday football parties now just so I can make these. This is a man-cave meal like no other and the beauty is that it’s so simple to prepare, exactly what a game day recipe should be. You cook up the meat then you let all those game day guests build their own tacos. Winner winner chicken wing taco dinner!

IF you want to make these with chicken breast, use my Buffalo Crock Pot Chicken, it’s the best and easiest recipe!



Bacon & Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Bacon & Buffalo Chicken Tacos for you game day party! This is a perfect “build your own” party food.
5 from 2 votes
Chicken Tacos on a white plate loaded with diced avocados, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and bacon
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
36 minutes
Main Course
Karlynn Johnston


  • 22 ounces box frozen boneless Buffalo chicken wings
  • 8-10 tacos shells (as many shells as you have Buffalo wings)
  • package of bacon cooked whole slice form
  • 1-2 avocados diced
  • 1-2 tomatoes diced
  • 1-2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 8 ounces (small package) Monterey Jack cheese sliced or shredded

Optional toppings:


  • Cook the chicken wings according to the package instructions. 
  • Set out the remaining ingredients on a table for everyone to prep their own taco.
  • Place a chicken wing in the taco, add cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, avocado and top with either ranch or blue cheese dressing. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 213mg, Potassium: 244mg, Fiber: 2g, Vitamin A: 310IU, Vitamin C: 2.6mg, Calcium: 135mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. JoAnna says

    My word these look delish – I love anything Buffalo!  And your photos are gorgeous!

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @JoAnna Thanks!! I love Buffalo too, just as long as it’s not too spicy! Such a great flavor!

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