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BWW Street Tacos

BWW Street Tacos are a signature dish at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. Tender and juicy chicken thigh meat in a unique lightly spicy buffalo sauce, loaded with healthy vegetables, these easy-to-cook homemade tacos perfectly match a chilled beer or a margarita.


BWW Street Tacos
Prep: 50 mins Total: 60 mins Yields: 6

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Why you’ll like it

This recipe offers a world of possibilities, allowing you to create a bdubs dish that suits your taste buds perfectly:

  1. Healthy option: These tacos can be cooked easily and quickly at home making sure to use the freshest ingredients adapting the recipe to your dietary needs. Nevertheless, this recipe is very healthy providing a balanced ratio of macronutrients.
  2. Flavourful and Authentic: BWW street tacos are known for their vibrant and bold flavors, and comfort food that you can enjoy daily without waiting for cheat days.
  3. Variety and Customisation: Buffalo Wild Wing Street tacos are very versatile and you can vary the fillings and toppings with vegetarian options, or seafood to suit your taste. By swapping the Bufalo salsa with other salsas like the culichi salsa, you can create a personalized culinary experience according to your cravings.
  4. Budget: This BWW Bar Food menu item was relatively cheap and up to a year ago you could enjoy it with your family at $5.49 per person. Lately, they added a side to it and the price went up from $5.79 to $9.79. So if you live far from any BWW chain or you don’t want to spend $40 on street food, these homemade tacos are even cheaper and you can serve this recipe for 4 for under $10
  5. Tex-Mex: Eating bdubs tacos lets you enjoy everyday Mexican food giving a little adventure to your weekdays.

What is BWW Street Tacos?

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) is a popular American restaurant and sports bar chain that specialises in serving chicken wings, along with a variety of other food and beverage options.

The Buffalo Wild Wings Street Tacos is a very popular menu item Mexican street food item. This signature dish at Buffalo Wild Wings is essentially a street taco using small corn tortillas filled with marinated chicken, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce leaves and topped with the flavorful and authentic Buffalo sauce.

BWW Street Tacos Recipe

Here are the ingredients for 6 tacos but you can look at the complete recipe card at the bottom of the article.

Ingredients

  • Taco shells – (6 – 8 taco shells). The trick here is to warm them up before serving them.
  • Boneless chicken thighs – (1 lb boneless chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts). If you use chicken breast I suggest leaving more time to marinade since they tend to absorb less the flavors.

For the chicken marinade:

  • Olive oil – 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Onion powder – 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Chili powder – 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste

For the Garlic Parmesan Sauce

  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Mayonnaise – 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Parmesan cheese – 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese. Use store-bought grated parmesan cheese or grate your own. If you want a cheaper cheese you can use Grana or Pecorino Romano
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.  If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, I suggest you skip the ingredient.
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon lemon juice. This is usually the equivalent of the juice of 1/4 of a lemon.
  • Kosher salt – 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Red pepper flakes – 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
  • Oregano – 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Basil – 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Black pepper – 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Thyme – (1/8 teaspoon) dried thyme
  • Red chili pepper flakes – 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes.

For the Pico de Gallo:

  • Tomatoes – 3 medium-sized diced tomatoes like Roma tomatoes or plum tomatoes
  • Onion – 1 medium chopped red or white onion, diced
  • Cilantro – 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Lime – juice of one lime

For the South Western, Ranch Sauce (4 tablespoons)

Alternatively, mix the following ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Mild Taco Seasoning

Instructions 

For the chicken marinade

  1. Make sure the chicken is not frozen, and ideally at room temperature.
  2. Cut the chicken into half-inch pieces.
  3. Place the chicken thighs in a bowl
  4. Add all the marinade ingredients to it: olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and salt.
  5. Mix well making sure all parts of the chicken are well coated in marinade and cover.
  6. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 mins. Look at more marination tips below.

For the garlic parmesan sauce

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl

To cook the chicken

  1. Put the chicken on a skillet or cast iron and fry for around 6 minutes. See the tips for notes on cooking in the air fryer or using other methods.
  2. Set aside the chicken to cool.

To assemble the BWW Street tacos

  1. Warm the taco shells
  2. Toss the garlic parmesan sauce on the chicken in a bowl. Make sure to cover all the chicken pieces.
  3. Stuff the tacos with the chicken pieces.
  4. Top them with the pico de gallo.
  5. Add some Southwestern ranch (storebought or mix the ingredients).
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • For extra flavor, marinate the chicken overnight. Chicken thighs may absorb flavors more than the breast.
  • For cooking chicken, apart from frying in a pan, I love to use the air fryer for this recipe. But you can also use the grill, barbecue, or roast in the oven if you have no other option. Avoid deep frying or boiling (at all costs!) as the taste will not be the intended one.
  • If you want to use the air fryer, place the chicken in the air fryer pan, and cook for at least 20 minutes, or follow your air fryer instructions.

How to serve BWW Street Tacos

Pairing the right drink with tacos may take your food experience up a notch. If you’ve never tried to experiment with drinks, I suggest to try:

  • Agua Fresca provides a cooling and slightly sweet contrast to the savory and spicy flavors of the tacos.
  • An ice-cold Mexican beer, such as a lager or a pilsner, is a classic choice to enjoy alongside street tacos as the light and crisp nature of Mexican beers can help cleanse the palate and provide a refreshing counterbalance to the richness of the taco fillings.
  • Margarita, with its tangy and citrusy flavors, is a fantastic pairing with any Mexican food.
  • Mezcal or Tequila: For those who appreciate spirits, sipping on a quality mezcal or tequila can enhance the flavors of the street tacos.
  • Horchata is a Mexican rice milk beverage flavored with cinnamon that can provide a soothing and mellow complement to the spiciness of the tacos.

Storing BWW Tacos

The Buffalo sauce can be kept in a refrigerator for a few days and so when preparing it prepare enough to use for another busy day.

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BWW Street Tacos

Joseph Attard Baldacchino
BWW Street Tacos are a signature dish at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. Tender and juicy chicken thigh meat in a unique lightly spicy buffalo sauce, loaded with healthy vegetables, these easy-to-cook homemade tacos perfectly match a chilled beer or a margarita.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Tacos

Ingredients
  

  • 6 taco shells
  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs or you can also use 4 chicken breasts

For the chicken marinade:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Garlic Parmesan Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile pepper flakes optional

For the Pico de Gallo:

  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes diced
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juice only

For the South Western, Ranch Sauce (4 tablespoons)

Alternatively, mix the following ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Mild Taco Seasoning

Instructions
 

Prepare the chicken marinade

  • Make sure the chicken is not frozen, and ideally at room temperature.
  • Cut the chicken into half-inch pieces.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a bowl
  • Add all the marinade ingredients to it: olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and salt.
  • Mix well making sure all parts of the chicken are well coated in marinade and cover.
  • Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 mins. Look at more marination tips below.

Prepare the garlic parmesan sauce

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl

Cook the chicken

  • Put the chicken on a skillet or cast iron and fry for around 6 minutes. See the tips for notes on cooking in the air fryer or using other methods.
  • Set aside the chicken to cool.

Assemble the Buffalo Wild Wings Street Tacos

  • Warm the taco shells
  • Toss the garlic parmesan sauce on the chicken in a bowl. Make sure to cover all the chicken pieces.
  • Stuff the tacos with the chicken pieces.
  • Top them with the pico de Gallo.
  • Add some Southwestern ranch (storebought or mix the ingredients).
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • For extra flavor, marinate the chicken overnight. Chicken thighs may absorb flavors more than the breast.
  • The Buffalo sauce can be kept in a refrigerator for a few days and so when preparing it prepare enough to use for another busy day.
  • If you want to use the air fryer, place the chicken in the air fryer pan, and cook for at least 20 minutes, or follow your air fryer instructions.
  • Pairing the right drink with tacos may take your food experience up a notch. If you've never tried to experiment with drinks, I suggest to try Agua Fresca, Mexican Beer, Margarita, Mexcal, Tequila, or Horchata.
  • For cooking chicken, apart from frying in a pan, I love to use the air fryer for this recipe. But you can also use the grill, barbecue, or roast in the oven if you have no other option. Avoid deep frying or boiling (at all costs!) as the taste will not be the intended one.
Keyword boneless chicken thighs, buffalo wild wings, bww, garlic parmesan sauce, mexican, pico de gallo, southwestern ranch dressing, street tacos

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