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Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Pickled Onions and Ranch

Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Pickled Onions and Ranch

  • Author: Chelsea at
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Poached
  • Cuisine: Tacos


With zesty pickled red onions and cooling homemade ranch, this paleo buffalo chicken tacos recipe make an epic Taco Tuesday meal!



For the buffalo chicken:

For the ranch dressing:

  • 1/2 cup paleo mayo
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the tacos:

  • 1 batch cassava flour tortillas (my recipe is in my free ebook, or you can use store-bought)
  • pickled red onions (follow these instructions, just use red onions instead of radishes!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • lime wedges, for garnish


  1. First, make the buffalo chicken. Put the chicken breasts in a dutch oven or pot and cover completely with water. Heat on medium-high until the water begins to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together hot sauce, ghee, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar,sea salt, garlic, and ground black pepper in a large bowl. Once the chicken is done simmering, use kitchen tongs to transfer the chicken breasts to a bowl or plate. Use two forks to shred the chicken. Add the buffalo sauce and stir to coat the chicken.
  3. Next, prep the ranch dressing. Combine mayo, coconut milk, dill, parsley, onion powder, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper in a jar or medium bowl. Whisk or cover the jar and shake until completely mixed. Add more coconut milk to reach your desired consistency (I prefer to keep it thicker for tacos).
  4. To assemble the tacos, lay out tortillas, add 2-3 tablespoons buffalo chicken to the center of the tortilla. Add pickled onions. Drizzle with ranch. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges for (optional) spritzing.

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