When I am asked to come up with my favorite foods, I am incredibly consistent and not picky with whatever form it comes in – like Tuna (a delicious fresh tuna steak, raw or canned) Artichokes (seriously, anything with them probably makes me happy) and anything buffalo/hot wing flavored.
Luckily, the husband shares my love for buffalo flavored anything. We love us some hot wings. We love buffalo shrimp, buffalo chicken pizza, buffalo chicken soup, buffalo chicken meatballs – clearly it’s a problem, but one of those good ones to have, right? I also feel like Bubba from Forrest Gump right now…
So I recently threw together some buffalo chicken soft tacos – and I figured we’d just go ahead and make this another edition of “Faux Bar Food Friday” – because we all know that an ice cold beer goes great with any and all buffalo chicken type items. And beer goes great with Friday. And long weekends.
See, that worked out so well!
This is one of those easy to throw together meals – especially because you can do a lot of the prep before you sit down to eat! I promise, once you smell the chicken cooking, you’ll want to devour it immediately! (And of course, it’s WW friendly – only 10 points…for dinner!)
Buffalo Chicken Soft Tacos (serves 2)
8 oz. raw boneless, skinless chicken breast
4 medium whole wheat tortillas
1/2 cup fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
1/4 cup reduced-fat blue cheese crumbles
1/2 cup raw celery, chopped
1/2 cup raw carrot, peeled and julienne
1/2 cup lettuce, chopped
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
Extra hot sauce for topping
Add chicken broth to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add chicken breasts and cook 20-25 minutes until cooked through.
In the meantime, cut up your celery, carrots and green onion and refrigerate until ready to use.
Once chicken is cooked through, remove from pot – reserving 1/4 cup broth. Let chicken cool a little and then begin shredding with two forks.
Once all of your chicken is shredded, place back in the pot with chicken broth and hot sauce.
Cook over low heat until liquid is mostly absorbed.
While that’s happening, dampen two paper towels – place one on a microwaveable plate and add your 4 tortillas, and top with the 2nd towel. Microwave for 20-25 seconds. This makes the tortillas a little more pliable and less likely to tear when you fold them!
Grab your veggies from the fridge along with your blue cheese and get ready to assemble!
I spread about 1 tsp. ranch in the center of the tortillas and top with chicken, celery, carrots, lettuce, green onion and blue cheese.
I threw a few more dashes of hot sauce on top (because I’m just freaky like that) – but you can just go ahead and devour…
Have a very happy and safe Memorial Day weekend everybody!
Yummy. Yummy. Yummy! Another cool trick for shredding chicken is to use a hand-mixer. It shreds chicken perfectly!
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