Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos

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Tacos are great; that’s a given. But what if you could make them even more convenient? Introducing Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos, made with Hal’s New York Buffalo Ranch Potato Chips. This recipe takes the beloved taco and turns it into a no-mess snack that you can eat straight out of the bag!

It’s not just the convenience that will win you over, it’s the unique blend of flavors. The spiciness of buffalo sauce melds perfectly with the creamy richness of gouda cheese and the tang of ranch seasoning. It’s perfect for parties, potlucks, or even camping trips. It’s also incredibly easy to make!

Why You’ll Love Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos

  • Convenience: Eating a taco while walking around is usually a recipe for disaster. With Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos, you can roam freely without worrying about spills or messes. The ingredients are all safely contained within a chip bag, so you can eat and move at the same time.
  • Unique Flavor: The combination of buffalo sauce, ranch seasoning, and gouda cheese creates a symphony of flavors that’s both delightful and unique. You won’t find this taste profile in your standard taco fare.
  • Versatile: Whether it’s a camping adventure, a backyard BBQ, or a casual potluck, these walking tacos are a fit for almost any occasion. You can easily adjust the spice level or swap out ingredients to cater to different tastes.
  • Quick to Make: With a prep time of just 15 minutes and a cooking time of 15, you won’t have to spend all day in the kitchen to deliver something special.
  • Customizable: Each person can customize their own walking taco according to their preferences. More cheese? Less sauce? Extra sour cream? The choice is yours!

What You Need To Make Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Skillet

Ingredients You Need To Make Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos

  • Ground chicken
  • Ranch seasoning
  • Water
  • Kosher salt
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Shredded gouda cheese
  • Hal’s New York Buffalo Ranch Potato Chips
  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  • Sour cream

How To Make Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the ground chicken and brown it.
  3. Add the ranch seasoning, salt, and water to the pan, mixing well.
  4. Stir in the buffalo sauce and cheese until melted.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat.
  6. Cut the top off a bag of Hal’s New York Buffalo Ranch Potato Chips.
  7. Lightly break up the chips within the bag.
  8. Add some of the ground chicken mixture to the bag.
  9. Add cheese, lettuce, and sour cream on top.
  10. Enjoy your Buffalo Ranch Walking Taco straight from the bag!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I Use a Different Type of Cheese?

Yes, you can substitute mozzarella if you don’t have gouda cheese available.

Can I Make This Vegetarian?

Sure, you could swap out the ground chicken for a plant-based alternative. Just remember to adjust the cooking time as needed.

How Spicy Are These Tacos?

The level of spiciness largely depends on the buffalo sauce you choose. You can opt for a milder sauce if you prefer.

Can I Use Regular Potato Chips?

While Hal’s New York Buffalo Ranch Potato Chips add a special touch, you can use regular potato chips as a substitute.

Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos

Tacos are great; that's a given. But what if you could make them even more convenient? Introducing Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 521kcal


  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Skillet


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded gouda cheese subs mozzarella + 1 cup for topping
  • 4 bags Hal’s New York Buffalo Ranch Potato Chips
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 4 tbsp sour cream


  • Place a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the ground chicken and brown un til done.
  • Add the ranch seasoning, salt and water to the pan.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the buffalo sauce and cheese.
  • Mix until melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Time to assemble the tacos.
  • Cut the top off the bag of chips.
  • Break up the chips a little, add some of the ground chicken
  • mixture, cheese, lettuce and sour cream. Enjoy!


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 2588mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1598IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 644mg | Iron: 1mg
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Buffalo Ranch Walking Tacos are a game changer. They take everything you love about regular tacos and make them super easy to eat on the go. They’re great for any get-together, whether it’s a party or a camping trip. Plus, they’re quick to make, so you won’t be stuck in the kitchen all day. You get to spend more time hanging out with friends and family, which is what it’s all about.

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