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Crispy Mini Garlic Butter Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Crispy Mini Garlic Butter Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Ever find yourself in a dinner rut, cycling through the same few dishes? Break free with these Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tacos, a recipe that brings a little spice to your table and excitement to your weeknights.

It’s not every day that you find a meal combining the hearty comfort of shredded chicken with the bold kick of buffalo sauce, all wrapped up in a perfectly crispy taco shell. Whether you’re aiming to impress guests or just treat yourself, this dish is your ticket to a flavor-packed dining experience.

 

Plus, with an air fryer option that crisps without excess oil, you’re looking at a modern twist on taco night that’s as mindful as it is mouthwatering. Ready to upgrade your taco game and make mealtime anything but mundane? Let’s explore how to turn ordinary ingredients into extraordinary dinners.

Mini Garlic Butter Buffalo Chicken Tacos Recipe

Ingredients

For the Tacos:

  • 2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 12 mini flour taco shells 
  • 2 cups of a shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (for frying)

For the Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup of buffalo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced (include both green and white parts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

For Serving (optional):

  • Guacamole, salsa, or ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Prep the Filling: Combine the softened butter and minced garlic in a large mixing bowl. Microwave for about 20 seconds or until the butter melts. Stir in the buffalo sauce, fajita seasoning, smoked paprika, lime juice, cilantro, sliced green onions, and red pepper flakes. Mix well to ensure all the flavors meld together.
  2. Combine with Chicken: Add the shredded chicken to the bowl, tossing until each piece is evenly coated with the spiced mixture.
  3. Assemble the Tacos: Sprinkle a base layer of cheese in each taco shell, followed by 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken filling. Add another sprinkle of cheese on top before folding the tacos closed.
  4. Cook the Tacos: Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Place tacos in the pan, cooking for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy. Cook in batches to avoid overcrowding.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Serve hot with your choice of guacamole, salsa, or ranch dressing on the side.

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Air Fryer Method

  1. Preparation: Follow the original recipe to prepare your buffalo chicken filling and assemble your tacos, ensuring each is securely closed to prevent the filling from falling out during cooking.
  2. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (193°C). If your air fryer model does not have a preheat option, simply let it run at 380°F for about 5 minutes before adding the tacos.
  3. Prepare the Tacos for Air Frying: Lightly brush both sides of the assembled tacos with oil or use an oil spray. This step helps achieve a golden, crispy texture without needing to fully submerge the tacos in oil.
  4. Cooking: Place the tacos in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You might need to cook them in batches depending on the size of your air fryer to avoid overcrowding, which can affect how crispy they get.
  5. Air Fry the Tacos: Cook for about 6-8 minutes at 380°F, then carefully flip the tacos using tongs and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy to your liking. The exact cooking time might vary based on the air fryer model and how crispy you prefer your tacos.

Tips & Recipe Variations

General Tips:

  • Shredded Chicken: For an even quicker prep, use pre-shredded rotisserie chicken available at most grocery stores. Alternatively, cooking and shredding your own chicken allows for seasoning control.
  • Balancing Flavors: Taste the buffalo filling before adding the chicken to ensure the flavors are to your liking. It’s easier to adjust the spiciness, acidity, and seasoning at this stage.
  • Cheese Choices: The Mexican cheese blend is versatile, but feel free to experiment with other types of cheese for different flavors. A combination of sharp cheddar and mozzarella can offer a nice melt and depth of flavor.
  • Crispiness: Whether using a skillet or an air fryer, aim for a golden-brown exterior for the best texture. Adjust cooking times based on your appliance and preference for crispiness.

Cooking Method Tips:

  • Skillet Cooking: Ensure the oil is hot before adding the tacos to prevent them from becoming greasy. A medium-low heat allows them to crisp up without burning.
  • Air Frying: Avoid using too much oil, as it can make the tacos soggy. A light brush or spray is sufficient. Remember to not overcrowd the air fryer basket to allow air circulation.

Recipe Variations:

  • Go Green: Add a fresh twist by incorporating diced avocado or a spoonful of guacamole inside the tacos before cooking. This adds creaminess and complements the buffalo sauce.
  • Protein Variations: Not a fan of chicken? Shredded pork, ground beef, or even a plant-based meat substitute can work well with the buffalo and cheese filling.
  • Heat Level: Adjust the buffalo sauce and red pepper flakes according to your heat preference. For those who love extra spice, adding diced jalapeños to the filling will kick it up a notch.
  • Gluten-Free Adaptation: Use gluten-free taco shells to make this dish accessible for those with gluten sensitivities.
  • Serving Suggestion: For a complete meal, serve these tacos with a side of cilantro lime rice, black beans, or a simple salad to balance out the richness of the tacos.
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Alabama White Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Alabama White Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Indulge in the flavors of the South with our Alabama White Blackened Chicken Sandwich recipe, a mouthwatering creation that combines the fiery goodness of blackened chicken with the creamy, tangy zing of Alabama white barbecue sauce. This isn’t just a meal; it’s a taste sensation that brings the rich traditions of Southern cooking into your home.

Wrapped in a soft, large roll that’s toasted to perfection with garlic butter and rosemary, and finished with the crisp freshness of iceberg lettuce and the sharpness of dill pickles, this sandwich is a celebration of textures and tastes.

Perfect for those who love to explore bold flavors and homemade gourmet, our step-by-step guide is designed to make this culinary adventure accessible to everyone. Get ready to dazzle your taste buds and elevate your sandwich game with a recipe that’s as fulfilling to make as it is to devour.

 

Alabama White Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Ingredients:

For the Chicken Sandwich:

  • 1.5 lbs. chicken tenders
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • Large, soft sandwich rolls 
  • 1/4 head of iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • Dill pickle slices

For the Butter Topping:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • sesame seed (optional)

For the Blackened Seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika (regular paprika as a substitute)
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

For the Alabama White Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp creamy horseradish
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice + zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp each)

Instructions:

1. Prep Sauce & Seasoning:

  • Sauce: Combine all Alabama White Barbecue Sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth. Prepare in advance for flavors to meld, and refrigerate.
  • Seasoning: Mix all blackened seasoning ingredients in a bowl or bag. Set aside for later use.

2. Cook the Chicken:

  • Season: Coat the chicken tenders with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then liberally apply the blackened seasoning.
  • Cook: In a skillet over medium-high heat with the remaining olive oil, cook the chicken tenders for about 3 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

3. Toast Buns & Assemble:

  • Butter Topping: Mix melted butter with minced rosemary and garlic.
  • Toast Buns: Broil the cut-side of the sandwich rolls until golden, then brush with the butter mixture. Broil for an additional 1-2 minutes until the topping is fragrant and slightly golden.
  • Assemble: On the bottom half of each toasted roll, lay out chicken tenders. Add shredded lettuce and a generous drizzle of the Alabama white barbecue sauce. Top with dill pickle slices. Cover with the roll tops.

Air-frying blackened chicken tenders

  1. Prep the Chicken: Coat the chicken tenders in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Generously season them with the blackened seasoning mix, ensuring each piece is fully covered.
  2. Preheat the Air Fryer: Set your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Allow it to heat up for a couple of minutes to ensure even cooking.
  3. Arrange the Chicken: Place the seasoned chicken tenders in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they don’t overlap. This may need to be done in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  4. Cook: Air fry the chicken tenders for about 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time, until they are cooked through and the outside is crispy. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  5. Rest: Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking. This allows the juices to redistribute, making your chicken even more tender.

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Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Alabama White Blackened Chicken Sandwich

  1. Achieving the Best Blackened Chicken: For that perfect crust and flavor, ensure your skillet is properly heated before adding the chicken. The secret to blackening is in the sear, which locks in the spices and juices.
  2. Customizing the Heat: The cayenne pepper in the blackened seasoning and the Alabama white sauce can be adjusted to suit your heat preference. Start with less and add more until you reach your ideal spice level.
  3. Sauce Preparation: For the Alabama white barbecue sauce, mixing it a day ahead allows the flavors to meld beautifully, enhancing the depth and tanginess of your sandwich.
  4. Bread Matters: Choose high-quality, soft sandwich rolls that can hold up to the juiciness of the chicken and the sauce. A sturdy roll ensures a good bite without falling apart.
  5. Balancing Flavors: The acidity of the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice in the white sauce perfectly balances the richness of the mayo and the heat from the spices. Don’t skip these ingredients!
  6. Resting the Chicken: Let your cooked chicken rest for a few minutes before assembling your sandwiches. This step ensures that all those succulent juices stay locked inside the meat.
  7. Layering for Crunch: The order in which you build your sandwich can affect texture and taste. Start with lettuce on the bottom to act as a barrier, keeping the bun from getting soggy, followed by chicken, then sauce, and pickles on top for a refreshing crunch.
  8. Serving Suggestions: Pair your Alabama White Blackened Chicken Sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries or a simple coleslaw to complement the rich flavors of the sandwich.

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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer

Explore a Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings recipe that masterfully combines a crispy texture with an explosion of delectable flavors. This dish isn’t just about achieving the ideal crispiness with an air fryer; it’s also about the rich and diverse flavors that each wing is generously bathed in.

This recipe brings you the joy of homemade wings paired with an elegant garlic parmesan sauce, a combination that promises to elevate your meal into a memorable dining experience.

The secret to these wings lies in the harmony of simple yet impactful ingredients. Seasoned to perfection and crisped in the air fryer, each wing becomes the perfect canvas for our star – the homemade garlic parmesan sauce.

This sauce, rich with the aromatic allure of garlic, the sharpness of Parmesan, and the freshness of herbs, isn’t just a condiment; it’s the essence of this dish, bringing with it a depth of flavor that complements the chicken wings beautifully.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings Recipe

Ingredients

For the Chicken Wings:

  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp honey

For the Herby Garlic Parmesan Sauce:

  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • Zest of one lemon

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Wings: Clean the chicken wings thoroughly. Optionally, soak them in a vinegar-water solution for 1-2 hours in the fridge, then rinse and dry them completely.
  2. Season the Wings: In a large bowl, combine the chicken wings with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Toss the wings until they are evenly coated.
  3. Coating: In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch and baking powder. Sprinkle this dry mixture over the wings, tossing to ensure an even coat.
  4. Air Frying: Preheat your air fryer to its highest broil setting. Broil the wings for 4 minutes. Then, switch to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and air fry for 12-15 minutes, turning halfway through, until the wings are crispy and golden.
  5. Honey Glaze (Optional): In the last few minutes of cooking, brush the wings with honey for a sweet glaze, or mix the honey into the sauce in the next step.
  6. Prepare the Sauce: While the wings are cooking, prepare the garlic parmesan sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the minced garlic and cook gently. Then, remove from heat and mix in the hot sauce, red pepper flakes, grated Parmesan, minced parsley, chopped basil, and lemon zest. If you didn’t glaze the wings with honey, you can add the honey to the sauce here.
  7. Toss Wings in Sauce: Once the wings are cooked, transfer them into a large bowl. Pour the herby garlic parmesan sauce over the wings and toss well to ensure each wing is generously coated.
  8. Serve: Serve the wings immediately, garnished with extra parsley, basil, or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Oven Preparation for Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Heat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure a good crispiness on the wings.
  2. Prepare the Baking Sheet: Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. If you have one, place a wire rack on the sheet to help heat circulation for evenly cooked wings.
  3. Arrange Wings: Lay out the seasoned chicken wings on the baking sheet or rack. Spread them out in a single layer, allowing some space between each wing for better heat distribution.
  4. Bake the Wings: Put the wings in the preheated oven. Bake for 14 minutes, flipping them halfway through at the 7-minute mark. This ensures even cooking and crispiness on both sides.
  5. Broil for Extra Crispiness: After baking, switch your oven to the broil setting. Broil the wings for an additional 2 minutes to get a golden brown and crispy exterior. Watch them closely during this stage to prevent burning.
  6. Final Basting and Garnish: Once out of the oven, baste the wings one last time with the garlic parmesan sauce. Then, sprinkle with leftover Parmesan cheese for added flavor and texture.
  7. Serve Hot: Present the wings while they’re fresh and hot for the best taste, garnished with additional herbs or cheese if desired.

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Tips & Tricks for Perfect Chicken Wings with Garlic Parmesan Sauce

  1. Dry Wings are Key: For the crispiest results, ensure your chicken wings are as dry as possible before seasoning. Pat them down with paper towels after cleaning. If time allows, let them air-dry in the refrigerator for a few hours.
  2. Even Coating: When seasoning and coating the wings, do it in a large bowl and toss them well. This ensures each wing is evenly coated with the seasoning and cornstarch mixture, leading to an even cook and consistent flavor.
  3. Don’t Overcrowd the Air Fryer: Cook the wings in batches if necessary. Overcrowding can lead to uneven cooking and less crispy wings. The air needs to circulate freely around each wing for that perfect crunch.
  4. Sauce at the Right Time: Toss the wings in the garlic parmesan sauce right after they come out of the air fryer. The heat helps the wings absorb the sauce better, enhancing the flavor.
  5. Freshness Matters in the Sauce: Use fresh garlic, parsley, and basil for the sauce. Fresh herbs and garlic have a more vibrant flavor compared to their dried or pre-minced counterparts.
  6. Temperature Check: If unsure about doneness, use a meat thermometer. Chicken wings are safe to eat when their internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  7. Lemon Zest Tip: When adding lemon zest to the sauce, ensure you only grate the outer yellow layer. The white pith underneath is bitter and can alter the taste of your sauce.
  8. Customize Your Spice Levels: Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes and hot sauce in the sauce to suit your heat preference. Start with less and add more as needed.
  9. Serving Suggestions: Serve these wings with celery sticks, carrot sticks, and a side of blue cheese or ranch dressing for a classic wing experience.
  10. Make Ahead: You can season and coat the wings ahead of time, then keep them refrigerated until ready to cook. This can save time and also allows the flavors to penetrate the meat better.

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