Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Celery Slaw

Remember a week or so back when I said my slow cooker and I are BFF’s?

We are.  And we are inseparable.

With my brains and her muscle dinner is done before you know it.  Which is a very good thing right now.

Yesterday I worked.  ALL.  DAY.

I ate…nothing.  No.  I take that back.  I had a leftover bean burrito.  And lots of diet coke.

Breakfast of champions.

I’ve been “working” on a little project for the past few months and it is all starting to come to a head.  {I’ll be sharing more about that next week.  Guaranteed.}

While I’m thrilled and excited about this new project it also means more time spent working and less time worrying about dinner.  And sleeping.  I like sleep.  I miss it.

I can’t really do anything about the lack of sleep at this point but dinner, that’s one stress I can tackle.  With my crock pot.  Good thing since I was STARVING by the time dinner rolled around.

Toss a few chicken breasts in there, some buffalo marinade, and let your muscle do all the work while you…ummm, take a nap.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Celery Slaw


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle buffalo marinade, I used KC Masterpiece
  • corn tortillas
  • Celery Slaw
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tblsp blue cheese
  • salt and pepper


  1. Place chicken breasts and marinade in your slow cooker set on low. Cook for 8 hours. Shred chicken before serving.
  2. Celery Slaw
  3. In a medium bowl or dressing shaker mix the buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sugar. Add the blue cheese and mash with a fork to combine. Refrigerate.
  4. Slice the celery into thin pieces. Combine with the cabbage in a medium bowl. Pour dressing over the mixture and toss until coated. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with the buffalo chicken and corn tortillas.


  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I think I’ll bring it to a superbowl party! Hooray!

    • Krista says:

      Thanks Christina! It made such a big batch that I froze half for later. Looks like Superbowl Sunday is covered over here. Love it when that happens!

  2. Um….yes. We will be trying this. We love spicy stuff in our home! This would be another great one for our linky party! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Cassie says:

    The celery slaw is perfect for these. Must try, we eat buffalo-themed meals at least once per week!

  4. These buffalo chicken tacos looks tasty!

  5. Deborah says:

    Today must be the day of the buffalo! I posted a buffalo chicken recipe, and yours is the third other buffalo chicken recipe I’ve seen posted today. It’s definitely a good thing – and so are these tacos!!

    • Krista says:

      That is too funny! I can’t believe you made taquitos…such a great idea! I had lots of leftovers and I was just scheming on what else I could make with this. Problem solved!

  6. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    This is going on my dinner menu for next week, love everything about this recipe!

  7. Kristen says:

    Can’t wait to try these… what a great recipe!

  8. Tammy says:

    Because we have different taste in this family… this is how I’m doing these. I cooked and shredded the chicken. Each person can decided which hot sauce and how much for their taco. I got broccoli slaw because it’s a big crunch… chopped it up a bit more. I chopped up celery to add to it. Then I have blue cheese and ranch dressing for people to choose from. I figured this way we all can be happy and have it set out like a taco bar.

    • Krista says:

      What a great idea Tammy! We all have different tastes in our home too. This is the perfect way for everyone to get exactly what they want without turning you in to a short order cook!


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