Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Serve these Buffalo Chicken Taquitos as an easy dinner idea, or as an appetizer at your next party or get together.

Buffalo sauce is one of my favorite ingredients to use when making appetizers. We’ve made Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls, Buffalo Chicken Bites, and even Buffalo Chicken Dip. All spicy and delicious!

Buffalo chicken taquitos on a white serving platter

Savory, Cheesy, and Spicy

Who else LOVES a good appetizer? If it’s bite-sized and delicious, then sign me up! There are so many different and delicious varieties of appetizer, but I have to say that I’m in love with anything involving buffalo sauce.

These buffalo chicken taquitos are the perfect appetizer! They’re savory and cheesy, with just a subtle hint of spice, and a crisp outer shell. They take just a few minutes to make, so they’re easy to make any time you need a delicious snack!

If buffalo sauce isn’t your thing, you could easily substitute barbecue sauce for a different but equally delicious appetizer. These buffalo chicken taquitos are always a favorite!

Ingredients for buffalo chicken taquito recipe

How to Make buffalo taquitos

MIX. You’ll start by mixing up a simple and delicious filling made up of shredded chicken, three different types of cheese, and buffalo sauce.

ROLL. Then, roll it all up in a soft flour tortilla.

BAKE. Place the tortillas on a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet, and bake until crisp. The cooling rack helps the air circulate around the taquitos, so they’ll get crisp and delicious all around.

Serving Tips:

  • I served mine with some fresh celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing for dipping on the side, and they were fantastic.
  • If you’re serving these at a party, you could easily slice them into smaller, bite-sized pieces and put them on toothpicks.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use corn tortillas in this recipe, if you’d like. Just be sure to heat them up before rolling them. The best and easiest way to do this is to wrap them up in a towel and heat them up in the microwave for 45 seconds. This will help prevent them from tearing.
  • Other cheese options that work great with this recipe are Mozzarella cheese and Pepper jack (for some extra spice) and you can leave out the bleu cheese if you would like.
  • These are great to dip in ranch, bleu cheese dressing or even buffalo sauce for those of you who can’t get enough of it.
Rolling buffalo chicken mixture in tortillas

Making Ahead and Storing

Make Ahead: You can prepare the buffalo chicken filling 1 day in advance. Store it covered or in an airtight container in the fridge. Let it come to room temperature before rolling it into the tortillas.

You can also assemble the taquitos and store them in the fridge for 3 hours before baking them. Then put them directly in the oven from the fridge to bake and because they will be cold you may need to add 5-7 more minutes to the cooking time.

STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. They can be stored for up to 5 days.

REHEAT them in the microwave in 30 second increments until warm.

Buffalo taquitos on a white serving platter

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Buffalo Chicken Taquitos Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Serve these Buffalo Chicken Taquitos as an easy dinner idea, or as an appetizer at your next party or get together. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 205 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 10 fajita-sized flour tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400. Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray, then set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the chicken, cream cheese, and buffalo sauce. Fold in the cheddar cheese, and mix until combined. Wrap the tortillas in a towel and warm them in the microwave for 45 seconds, or until soft and pliable.
  • Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of chicken filling into the center of each tortilla, then sprinkle with the blue cheese. Roll the tortillas up and place seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spray the rolled up tortillas with cooking spray and bake 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned and crisp. Serve warm.

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About the Author

Alicia Skousen

Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day.

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    I could eat these anytime! Love buffalo chicken in any form & having it in taquitos, may be my new favorite!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve had traditional taquitos before – but WOW these buffalo chicken ones are so so good. The tangy flavor really shines and the crunch of the taco is so satisfying!

  3. 5 stars
    Ok, I did not make enough of these. Wasn’t sure if my family would love them or not. They absolutely did! The buffalo sauce and blue cheese were perfection! These would be a fun appetizer, but we made them for dinner and I should have made more of them! Adding these into our favorite recipes book.

  4. 5 stars
    Adding Buffalo sauce to taquitos, well that’s why you have the recipe site and not me. Great idea and delicious.