I KNOW! That almost doesn't seem taco-ish, rght? And yet so very very good. In addition to Mr. Bell's love of bacon, he also has a love of buffalo wings. It might sound like he has some kind of "It is unhealthy, I will eat it" eating disorder, but really he is a fairly healthy eater as long as I keep things like fried chicken (don't get me started on the fried butter, thank you Orange County Fair) and bacon out of his reach. In fact, this man loves wings so much, he forgets that this one doesn't eat things with skin or bones. Well, that's not true. I just need said skin and bones to be commercially removed prior to our meeting.
Often when we go out to restaurants, he is starving before we get to the table. You might think that is a good thing - but you are wrong. See, what happens is the second that ANYONE comes to our table that might work at the restaurant he orders chicken wings. This could be the hostess who has seated us, the bus boy who is pouring water or the manager. Anyone except the food server. But he is starving and must eat. So someone, ANYONE must bring him something immediately. The first thing he can ever think of is buffalo wings. It's sad, really. We can be somewhere with super interesting and different appetizers and before I can even look at the menu, he's ordered the wings. With skin. And bones. Which I won't eat. Ever. See why I would never make it on Survivor?
Now to be fair to Mr. Bell, I can't ever make up my mind when it comes to appetizers. First I must grill the server about exactly what is in the appetizer. Any mayonnaise or mayonnaise based product? Skin? Bones? Is it fried? Is the Parmesan straight Parmesan or is it mixed with Romano which is usually sheep's milk cheese, which in addition to goat's milk cheese, I don't eat. We'll talk about that another day - a very traumatic 4-H experiment with my lamb Bosco has rendered lamb and lamb by-products inedible. Taking all this into account with his starving-ness, I can understand why he orders before I've even opened a menu.
Back to the Buffalo Chicken Taco.... I'd say it was a success. These were delicious! You can control the level of spice by reducing the sauce or by stirring a bit of cream cheese or sour cream into the chicken mixture.
Buffalo Chicken Tacos & Broccoli Slaw
Recipe by Michelle's Dinner Bell
4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
3/4 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
2 tbs butter
1/4-1/2 cup of blue cheese dressing
1 pkg broccoli slaw
3 stalks of celery, sliced
shredded cheddar and taco toppings as desired
Place chicken in slow cooker. Blend ranch mix and hot sauce and pour over chicken. Cook on low 4-5 hours or until chicken shreds easily with a fork. Stir in butter.
Combine broccoli slaw, celery and blue cheese dressing in a bowl. Refrigerate until serving.
In nonstick skillet with a bit of canola oil, lay tortillas out flat and place a spoon of chicken mixture on each one. When tortillas are hot, fold one half over and cook on each side 2 minutes or until desired crispiness.
Stuff each taco with broccoli slaw and top with cheese and any other taco toppings you desire.