Buffalo Chicken Tacos | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

After a month of pure indulgence, I’m working on taking some control over my body. I’m trying to alternate jogging and yoga, with a weekly dance class thrown in. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep my dancing addiction under control this time. We’ve also started intermittent fasting again. The first week has been tough but encouraging. I’m already starting to feel better.

People love to tell me I’m dumb for only eating 500 calories in a day, but this is the only thing that works for me. In most other diets, you have to restrict yourself all the time, but with fasting, I can eat pretty much anything I want five days a week. So even when I’m super hungry on a fast day, I know that I just have to keep myself distracted until bedtime, then in the morning I can eat something tasty without feeling guilty. And if I want t have a doughnut every once in a while, I can just do it.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

This probably doesn’t have anything t do with Buffalo Chicken Tacos except for the fact that I can eat them on a non-fast day and feel totally awesome about it. They’re somewhat indulgent with two types of cheese and a drizzle of ranch dressing, but they’re not outrageous. You could even add avocado for a hit f healthy fat if you’re into that sort of thing.

My favorite thing about buffalo chicken anything is the contrast. These tacos marry spicy chicken breast chunks with the funk of blue cheese, the creaminess of cheddar and ranch, and a bit of crunch from a sprinkling of green onions. It’s all wrapped in a chewy whole wheat tortilla. I could eat eight of them, but I don’t because fasting also helps to keep you focused on your goal and recognize the difference between hunger and cravings. I’m in it for the flavors, and the flavors in Buffalo Chicken Tacos are seriously good.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Go on, indulge a little. Make yourself some Buffalo Chicken Tacos. It’s gonna be awesome.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Serves 2
Buffalo Chicken Tacos are a delicious bundle of contrasting flavors.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Ingredients
  2. 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
  3. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  5. 2 tablespoons corn starch
  6. 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  7. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  8. 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  9. 4 taco size whole wheat tortillas
  10. Toppings
  11. blue cheese, crumbled
  12. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  13. chopped green onions
  14. ranch dressing
  15. extra buffalo sauce
  16. Whatever else you think is awesome
Instructions
  1. Place chicken pieces in a small mixing bowl. Season your chicken pieces with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
  2. Sprinkle corn starch and flour over chicken pieces and toss the chicken with tongs to coat them in the flour.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Give the chicken pieces a gentle shake to get rid of any excess flour before adding them to the pan. Cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Remove chicken to a clean bowl, then toss with buffalo sauce.
  5. Assemble your tacos, wrap 'em up, and go to town.
Adapted from How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day
How to be Awesome on $20 a day http://awesomeon20.com/
Buffalo Chicken Tacos from Awesome on 20

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos from Awesome on 20

Every day is another food holiday. You never run out of excuses to eat well. Today is taco day! And since I already shared my everyday tacos with you, I decided to go a little crazy.

These, my friends, are buffalo chicken tacos, and this recipe is by Jessica of How Sweet It Is. If you’re not reading her blog, you clearly haven’t reached your full awesomeness potential. She is a mad genius in the kitchen, and I totally wish we were friends.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos from Awesome on 20

They’re going to be a tiny bit of a splurge because what’s the point of buffalo sauce without blue cheese? Other than that, everything is pretty basic and simple. Crispy, spicy buffalo chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cool blue cheese, crunchy green onion, and sharp cheddar cheese all wrapped in a tortilla then stuffed in your face while you try to avoid having buffalo sauce dripping down your arm.

Anything wrapped in a tortilla is obviously extra awesome.

Friday is a good day to get spicy. One bottle of buffalo sauce can heat up a lot of food. Besides tacos, it’s great on pizza, enchiladas, pasta, burgers, probably veggies too. I wouldn’t know. Buffalo everything!

Buffalo Chicken Tacos from Awesome on 20

Go make tacos. You’ll probably also need a margarita since the oil that makes it hot is only soluble in fat and alcohol. Tequila is required. Tacos + tequila = party! It’s a holiday, after all.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Serves 2
All your favorite things about buffalo chicken wrapped up in a tortilla with extra cheese!
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
  2. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  3. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  4. 2 tablespoons corn starch
  5. 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  6. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  7. 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  8. 4 whole wheat tortillas
Toppings
  1. blue cheese
  2. sharp cheddar cheese
  3. chopped green onions
  4. ranch dressing
  5. extra buffalo sauce
  6. Whatever else you think is awesome
Instructions
  1. Place chicken pieces in a small mixing bowl. Season your chicken pieces with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
  2. Sprinkle corn starch and flour over chicken pieces and toss the chicken with tongs to coat them in the flour.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Give the chicken pieces a gentle shake to get rid of any excess flour. Cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Remove chicken to a clean bowl, then toss with buffalo sauce.
  5. Assemble your tacos, wrap 'em up, and go to town.
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
How to be Awesome on $20 a day http://awesomeon20.com/
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