Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

**UPDATE TO THIS POST**
we already welcomed this cute new baby boy to our family :)

In case you aren’t following me on instagram, you might have missed my big announcement….

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yes, SURPRISE! We are upgrading to a family of FIVE at the end of May! It was a surprise baby but we couldn’t be more excited!

For those of you wondering, I guess I will share a few simple facts about this pregnancy so far. If you don’t care, just scroll down to the recipe :) lol no hurt feelings. Do you want me to share updates with this pregnancy on this blog or keep it to food?

In case you are wondering:

why I haven’t been posting quite as much, the morning sickness has been a little more intense with this baby. I have been pregnant with BOTH a GIRL and a BOY and their pregnancies were both SUPER SIMILAR. Hardly sick with either. I had seriously textbook pregnancies with both genders. So we can rule out the old wives tale that you are more sick with one gender than another. Who knows what this baby is because I have been sick more days than both my other pregnancies combined! Yikes.

I think its a girl. My hubby thinks its a boy. There is only one babe in there (confirmed with two ultrasounds). One of us at least has correct intuition.

I have been craving ICE CREAM sandwiches and french fries with fry sauce. Not McDonald’s fries. YUCK! or any fast food fries for that matter. It HAS to be the nice thick gourmet french fries from Red Robin or some place similar. Two cravings on complete opposite ends of the spectrum but I can’t fight them. I give into one or both daily. I’m am honestly surprised and shocked that I haven’t gained any weight yet. I am picturing them having to roll me into the delivery room if these two cravings keep up. Any and all meat makes me sick right now. Doesn’t matter chicken or red meat. Can’t have it.

There you have it. A little bit of insight behind this darling surprise baby :) Now onto today’s recipe.

During these times of morning all-day-but-mostly-night sickness, My sweet mother has stepped up to the plate to help me cook some delicious recipes for you in the past few weeks that I have been sick. Doesn’t she deserve mother of the year for that? I think so! AND it has meat because I know not all of you are anti-meat right now unlike me haha!

Lets talk about my mom’s Buffalo Chicken Dip for a minute. If you haven’t tried it yet, it is one EASY recipe on the blog you are missing out on. It made my hubby’s “Hubby Favorites” list AND is the most requested appetizer I get for parties and get togethers.

I was visiting my mother a couple weekends ago and we decided to turn this incredible dip into just as amazing of a dinner/appetizer (can be either depending on your plans). Since I can’t have meat right now, I surveyed everyone who sampled them so you could know for sure that these bad boys are INSANELY good! We had them for dinner, but I cut them up to serve as cute appetizers as well. We served them with a blue cheese sauce that completed the recipe to pure perfection. You are going to love them!

If you are serving a larger crowd, definitely DOUBLE the recipe.

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos from chef-in-training.com ...This recipe is INSANELY delicious! A must try for sure!

4.6 from 8 reviews
Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
 
This incredible and flavorful recipe can be served as a dinner or as an appetizer by cutting up the taquitos into more personal pieces. This is sure to be a winner in your home!
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Recipe type: Entrée
Serves: 12 Taquitos
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ⅛ cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup blue cheese, divided
  • 12 small flour tortillas
BLUE CHEESE SAUCE
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1½ cups blue cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix cream cheese and buffalo sauce until well combined.
  3. Stir in chicken until well combined.
  4. Place 2-3 Tablespoons of mixture spread into a thin line onto center of flour tortilla. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of bleu cheese over the top. Roll up tight.
  5. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and repeat for remaining taquitos.
  6. Once taquitos are arranged on cookie sheet, lightly spray the tops with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until taquitos are golden brown.
TO MAKE BLUE CHEESE SAUCE
  1. Combine sauce ingredients until smooth. Dip taquitos and enjoy!

Enjoy!

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  1. Lydiah

    Congratulations Nikki!!! I'm sooo happy for you!!! Cheers to your new chapter in life :)

    1. Laurie

      5

      Congrats! I was the same way with child no. 2 (girl) even had the same cravings lol. Understand the morning sickness thing. Love to hear about this baby's progress and love your recipes :)

  2. Elizabeth

    CONGRADULATIONS!!!!...keep the baby info coming along with your delicious recipes.:0).....I hope you feel better soon......have you tried eating some saltines and drinking ginger ale?...it helped me some

  3. aimee @ shugarysweets

    So excited for you Nikki!! Can't wait to hear more updates :) And your mom did a great job with this recipe, YUM.

  4. Trista

    Congrats! All 4 of my pregnancies were hard, I got sick so much -all girls! I didn't even like to take Tylenol when I was pregnant, but baby #3 was especially hard. My OB gave me Zofran. It worked amazingly! Our last daughter Tylar was born the day after my birthday. At first, I was a little selfish. It was going to take some thunder away from my day! lol But then another wise mom told me that Yes it will be considered their birthday, but you carried that baby and it is as much your birthday as theirs, (even if it is not around the same day) It's the day you gave birth. You hurt. You cried. You labored. All they did was be born. But the mother does all she can do to keep her baby safe. So in a way, your child's big birthday day will always be your day too. The special day you as their mother had a miracle, and became a mother for the 1st time or 2nd time or 3rd time etc. Congrats again!

  5. Caroline

    Congratulations! How exciting! I commend you for being able to post anything at all with morning sickness! You are amazing! Have you tried ginger tea? It helped me quite a bit.

    These taquitos look crazy delicious! I've got some cooked chicken in the fridge right now...this is probably going to be lunch today! :)

  6. Always Wright

    My third baby's birthday is 5 days after mine. She was also a surprise and is the sweetest surprise baby ever! I love sharing our birthday time of the year each year!

  7. christina

    Yummy!
    congratulations on the new addition!

  8. Barb

    My sons bday is April 27 and mine is April 8. I love sharing my birth month with my lil man! Since it is just him and I, we have a special bond regardless, but sharing a birth month makes things that much cooler! Congrats!

  9. Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

    I couldn't eat any meat when I was pregnant with my daughter. But I was craving crunchy cold things like carrots & apples. I craved junk with my son. Each pregnancy sure is different, that is for sure! Sorry you have been so sick! Best wishes for the days, weeks & months ahead!

  10. Jenn@eatcakefordinner

    Yay - congrats to your cute family! Two of my nieces have the same b-day, by brother-in-law and nephew have the same birthday and I have the same birthday as my cousin. I think it's great, except you have to buy multiple presents all at once.

  11. Mamaof5

    Double big Congrats! About a month ago (SURPRISE)we found out we were pregnant with (SURPRISE)twins.

    Any suggestions to make this yummy and pregnancy friendly (no blue cheese) without loosing yummy flavor?

    1. Chef in Training

      Congrats to you! how exciting! I made some blue cheese-free for me :) Still plenty of flavor without and preggo friendly!

  12. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes

    Congratulations on the newest addition!

    I love buffalo chicken and actually craved that so much during my first pregnancy. I would get the worst heart burn and swear off buffalo chicken then the next day I would find myself eating hot wings, or buffalo chicken salad.

  13. Debbie K.

    Congratulations on your exciting news of a new addition to your family! By all means include updates on your pregnancy, I would love to hear how you're doing. I feel as if we have had a chance to get to know you through your blog and delicious recipes and it would only be natural to include something so important going on in your life. Best wishes to you and your family and may the sickness ease up for you. :)

  14. Maggie

    Congrats!

    I share a birthday with my mom! I love it! I think it's very special! People are always so surprised and get a real kick out of it. In honor of our shared birthday, my aunt got a pendant engraved with our birthdays and initials on it. My mom wears it now and will pass it on to me (I suppose if I wanted to I could borrow it now). When we live together, at midnight and 11:59PM we yell "Happy Birthday!" to each other from whatever rooms we're in.

    For her, she planned on us sharing a birthday. After getting the surprise baby announcement, she realized that my due date was around her birthday and since she had to have a C-section due to complications during my brother's birth anyways, she may as well schedule me for her birthday! Her parents and my bio father never really bothered celebrating her birthday, by us sharing, she got to make a big deal out of it for the first time.

    Sometimes I wish that she got her own day because most people (including her) tend to focus on me, but at the end of the day, it's a cool connection to have. I'm kinda hoping one of mine will be born on the big day too!

  15. Sue Mellado

    Congratulations on the baby....I share my birthday with one of our sons...it really isn't terrible.. And he never forgets mine...:)
    xo

  16. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    Congrats Nikki! That's so exciting! I barely had my first baby and its been a blast. Funny enough I craved fries all the time. But never fast food fries either. I liked the super thick high quality ones too ha!

  17. Liz

    Nice recipe. Thank you. Have a great week.

  18. Carleen

    Congrats! I had five children and all of the pregnancies were different, just like all five children are different. My son, daughter and myself have birthdays within one week. We love it, just more to celebrate and more people to always remember your birthday! Excited to try these Taquitos. Love your Blog.

  19. Cate O'Malley

    Congrats! My son's due date was my birthday, and I went into labor the night of my birthday. Thankfully, after 27 hours of labor, he emerged with his own birthdate two days later, which I think is perfect. I didn't worry about sharing my birthday with him, but wanted him to have his own day when it was all about him.

  20. Ashley

    Congrats!! I would love for you to post pregnancy news :) your awesome recipes + sweet baby updates = awesome!

  21. Sunny

    Congrats. How very exciting for you. I hope the morning sickness passes quickly.

  22. Mattea Gennell

    Congrats Nicki! I will be praying that this baby will be healthy and that you will be feeling better :)

  23. Kami

    Congratulations! I know what you mean about sharing a birthday. I was a little disappointed at first especially when my husband didn't think we needed two different birthday cakes...lol! It has turned out to be a lot of fun though. My daughter doesn't like cake so we do something different for her and I signed us both up for the free breakfast at IHOP and we go just the two of us every year for a free bbirthday breakfast :)

  24. Barbi

    Congratulations! I share a birthday with my son and he thinks it is pretty dang cool. Which makes me smile! While yes, my birthday gets overlooked, it is fun as in every other birthday to celebrate. :)

  25. Amanda

    Congrats! I love following your blog; you have such yummy recipes! I just had my first child three months ago and will love to hear about your pregnancy.
    To answer your question, I do not directly share a birthday with a family member, but my sister Kim has her birthday ten days before mine, and then our sister Halley was supposed to be born on my birthday but came two days later. So within twelve days, all three of us girls would have a birthday. As a seven year old about to share a birthday with my baby sister I was excited, but glad in the end that she was born two days after. We each got our own day to celebrate (even if those days were very close). We always had one big family celebration for the three of us, but each of us celebrated separately with our friends on different weekends. But, over the years, we would kinda start getting sick of having so much cake/cupcakes around the house during that time, so maybe one of you can celebrate with cheesecake or an ice cream cake to make things different like we started to do as we became teenagers.
    Good luck with the pregnancy and I hope the morning sickness subsides soon for you.

  26. Helen

    Congratulations!! I share my birthday with my nephew and for every year he gets older, I get younger (thats a rule you know *wink wink*)
    These taquitos look fab!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  27. Jessica Ford

    Congrats, Nikki! I hope you start feeling better soon.

  28. Veronica

    Congrats and best wishes for a healthy pregnancy and L&D!

  29. shamene@sayitwithcake

    congratulations Nikki! I love hearing about your baby and would love it if you kept writing about it!

  30. Crystal

    Congratulations!!! How exciting!! Nobody in our family has birthdays even close which makes it great. I never wanted anyone to share birthday. However, if I had to share what a wonderful way to share with my child.

  31. Amy

    Congratulations! You should try the fries @ JCW's. I'm sure they would hit the spot.

  32. Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity

    Congratulations on your little surprise! We had one of those too. She was number 6 and our only girl. We don't have any shared birthdays here but number 5 came the day after our anniversary. Hubby took me out for a phenomenal dinner and I ate way to much we got home late and 2 am boom labor. Our anniversary is now an afterthought to his birthday.

  33. Samantha @ Five Heart Home

    Congratulations, Nikki! How exciting! Hope you start to feel better and that your meat aversion goes away soon...that's a tough one.

    My firstborn came six days before my birthday, and I'm not gonna lie...it does suck some of the glory out of the day for me! ;) After I've invested so much energy celebrating his birthday, I just want to relax on mine! But then my daughter's birthday is two weeks after mine and my other son's is a few weeks after that, so there's no rest for the weary in this family...

    Seriously, though, congrats again...#5 is such a blessing. :)

  34. Mindi

    Congrats!! That is super exciting news!!

  35. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    BEYOND excited for you and your family, Nikki! Thinking of you and hope you begin to feel better soon. CONGRATS!

    My birthday is 1 day before my dad's and we were always lucky to celebrate ours together. The running joke was that I always told him I was older than him when I was little lol.

  36. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Congratulations Nikki! I am so excited for you and your family!!!! Hopefully the morning sickness will calm down for you, but thank goodness for an awesome mom to help you out like that!!!

  37. Tiffani

    Congrats to you and your family!!!Ibwanted to share an idea to curb the sickness, they are those motion sickness band that go around your wrists. You can find them at the drug store and they did wonders for me. The little plastic piece on the band puts pressure on a certain point on your wrists. Anyway, maybe that will help. Again, congratulations- such a blessing!

  38. Andii L.

    Congrats! Our surprise baby (also #3) has been such a joy and a blessing. Also, the most portable and the best sleeper :o) Zofran is great for all-day sickness, but for mild sickness I used to suck on candied ginger. It's an old nausea remedy. I didn't do ginger tea because many have so many other "herbal" ingredients that I didn't want to try them, but the candied ginger did the trick once the worst was past. I had meat aversions as well -- I'd cook dinner for the family, and then make myself some scrambled eggs and toast. You have to go with whatever works some days!

  39. Amanda

    So I already posted yesterday, I just ran across this recipe for a nausea popsicle that looks yummy and I thought I should pass it on to you. Hopefully they help.

    Nausea Pops
    3 cups strawberries, hulled & quartered
    2 bananas, sliced
    1 cup blueberries
    1 cup apple juice
    1 cup Greek yogurt, vanilla
    2 Tbsp. honey
    1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger

    1. Wash and chop fruit and add to blender.
    2. Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend on high until smooth.
    3. Fresh ginger is more potent and works best but substitute powdered if it's all you have.
    4. Pour into popsicle molds/paper cups with pop sticks or whatever works.
    5. Freeze, enjoy and feel better!

  40. Lynn

    Congratulations, Nikki!!! So excited for you and your family as you prepare for your new baby! Best wishes for a blessed pregnancy...and prayers that the sickness will end soon so that you can more enjoy being pregnant! Definitely share the baby news with the food....it'll make your life easier (and ours, cuz we won't have to search it out), so don't listen to any naysayers! :)

    Blessings!

  41. Danielle

    Congrats on baby #3. I would love for more updates on your pregnancy plus food.

  42. Sarah

    Congrats on the upgrade Nikki! My husband and I will also be upgrading around the same time next year with our first addition. We love buffalo chicken and I hope that has not changed (considering I no longer like several things). I have not had many cravings yet, just the sour candy from Halloween bowl. Best of luck and I hope the sickness gets better.

  43. Ann

    Congratulations on baby #3! Our middle child was born 2 days before my birthday - we came home from the hospital on my birthday and it was THE best birthday present ever! I think you will enjoy having a birthday buddy.

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes, I've tried several and they are all good. I appreciate the time you take to post them - and hope you are feeling better soon.

  44. Jo

    Congratulations! Love ALL of your recipes!
    On the Buffalo Chicken Taquitos, what other sauce can I substitute the "blue cheese sauce" with? Although I love blue cheese, others in my family do not like it.
    Thank you.
    Jo

  45. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    YES! More baby news - so fun! I think it will be hard to share a birthday but you could also make it totally fun :) If it's a girl it would be a lot easier though :) These taquitos look AWESOME!

  46. Gwen

    Can any other cheese be used besides the blue cheese in the taquitos?

  47. Doris Bobincheck

    What is buffalo sauce? I'm thinking it might be bbq sauce but that taste might not meld well with the blue cheese.

    1. Chef in Training

      buffalo sauce is a specific kind of sauce. I prefer the brand Frank's. It is found near the BBQ sauces, but they are not the same. It is orange-red in color. I hope that helps :)

  48. Teresa Wolfenbarger

    Congrats on your upcoming upgrade! How fun. Sorry you are sick, and soda crackers do not help! Old wives tale! Good luck, praying for an easy delivery, and a healthy baby!

  49. Linda St. Laurent

    Hi, I am really anxious to prepare this recipe, but I'm having a problem finding buffalo sauce. What brand do you use and where is it found in the grocery store? I looked at dressings and sauces but to no avail. Appreciate your help!

    Thanks,
    Linda

    1. Chef in Training

      I Use Frank's Buffalo Sauce. It is next to the BBQ sauces at the grocery store. I hope this helps.

  50. Susan

    Huge hit at our house

  51. Rola

    Congratssssssss :) wish you all the best xoxoxox

  52. Karen Harrison

    Do you have a recipe for homemade buffalo Sauce for this recipe?

  53. Cari

    4

    My youngest son and I have the same birthday... November 26.. I considered him one of my best birthday presents ever... since I don't really care for my birthday to be a big deal . ( my parents never made a deal of it when I was a child either) I guess it really does not bother me much... I am gonna be 39 this year... and maybe that's partially why too LOL

  54. Carolyn Burt

    4

    I have 2 boys that share a birthday. The hardest one was my son's 4th Birthday, I wasn't there. He still had his party minus Mom, and he was excited to visit his new brother at the hospital. Through the years we had fun parties and they didn't seem upset that they were sharing a birthday. They both got attention. Now that they are grown, and on their own they have their own celebrations.

    This looks like an amazing receipe. Excited to try it. Thanks.

  55. Tabitha

    How would you suggest making these without blue cheese? We generally use ranch for our hot wing dip, because we can't stand blue cheese. Love your ideas and congrats on a surprise baby. I almost shared my body with my son, but he surprised us all and came early. I'm with you and wouldn't want to share my day.

  56. Tish Calhoon

    Congrats on ur, lol, upgrade! I hope u will be done with the sickness soon...sorry to hear its been so awful! Exciting to here tho that u are gracing the world with another gemini! I too am a gemini, May 24th....we are the best! Good luck with everything, and yes ur mom deserves mother of the year!!!

  57. Cindy

    My birthday is May 26 and shared birthdays run in my family. My daughter and son born same day 2 years apart. My sisters born same day 1 year apart and one of them had a sone on that day. My husband, mother and nephew same day need I go on because I can lol

  58. alyssa

    I love buffalo chicken. As long as its made with franks red hot sauce but I am not a fan of blue cheese. What would you substitute inside the taquito for the blue cheese?

  59. Ashley

    I giggled when I read your comment about sharing birthdays. I was due with my twin girls at the end of September, to our surprise they arrived eight weeks early on my birthday! It is so special and fun, people are always so surprised when we tell them it's all three of our birthdays. Congrats on your new baby!

  60. Jennifer

    i make this with ranch dressing instead of blue cheese and I add cheddar cheese and chopped water chestnuts. It's delicious.

  61. Amy

    I think ur having a girl based on all your sickness. But reason im commenting is I used those accupressure wrist bands for nausea and i thought they helped a lot. Some one who had cancer actually told me about them, i think they are more popular now. You can get them at the pharmacy. Thanks for recipe i plan yo use this for an up coming party im going to.

  62. Sheina

    This is my first time reading your blog and I like what I see. I wanted to comment on having same birthdays. I don't have a same birthday but we have 5 birthdays in a row. My husband is the 1st, my mom is the 2nd, my brother is the 3rd, my step dad is the 5th, and I am the 6th.

    What we do to make our birthdays special is have one big celebration and we call it Christmas in September. At first it was hard sharing birthdays with everyone but it is fun being with the whole family.

  63. Andrea

    5

    Thank you for this yummy recipe! The hubby is going to love me even more....!

    Wanted to say congrats on your pregnancy! I'm due on May 25th, too! Hoping to find out boy or girl in 2 weeks! I'm in the same boat! Me....girl --- hubby...boy! It's 50/50, right? Lol!

  64. Karen Alfonso

    4

    I have a son born on my birthday 26 years ago and I love sharing this special day with him! It is just another bond you will have with this little one! :)

  65. Cindy

    It sounds good except for the blue cheese. Can ranch be used

  66. Erin

    Is there such thing as buffalo sauce? Where in the store would that be found?

  67. Liz

    My due date was my mothers birthday, May 20th. She drank castor oil to help induce labor so I would have my own birthday, which worked, I was born May 14th... However that year, it fell on a Mothers Day lol Congrats and Good Luck!

  68. Tina

    I am putting my 2cents worth in........I say a boy! This recipe looks so awesome and I am trying it in the very near future!!

  69. Michelle

    my first child was due on my birthday. I was sad about it too. It is normal to want that day to yourself!

  70. bonnie

    What is the Buffalo sauce? Probably a dumb question but I do not know

  71. Beth

    Have shared my birthday (May 5th) with my Brother for 55 years. He was 3 when I was born. Not a fan of it!!!

  72. julia

    Red Robin gourmet fries? Ok...

  73. Larrraine Snider

    5

    One of my identical twin daughters had boy/girl twins on my girl's birthday 10/10/10. Her sister has never forgiven her! ? BTW the recipe is great!

  74. Michele

    I'm not a fan of blue cheese, just too pungent. Is there another cheese or ingredient to sub-in for the recipe??

    1. Kimberly

      5

      I actually did not put the blue cheese inside... but they still turned out great. Maybe have a side of ranch dressing instead of the blue cheese.

  75. GEORGIA BATES

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW ADDITION

  76. Kimberly

    5

    These are absolutely delicious! I made them for a family party and everybody loved them. Next time I think I will chop instead of shred my chicken. I will also add a little extra buffalo sauce for an added kick. I used Sweet Baby Ray's Buffalo Sauce and it turned out amazing. I also might try using corn tortillas sometime too. Definitely going in my recipe book!

  77. Kip

    I just wondered what buffalo sauce is! lol Do you have a recipe for that? I do want to try these! You have given us many fantastic recipes, and I thank you for your time in doing so!