Southeast Dairy Association - Tiger Tail Chicken Tacos


Clemson Mini Buffalo Chicken Tiger Tail Tacos

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Street style tacos merge with an iconic game day favorite. Pick up deli-fried chicken tenders for an effortless, crowd-pleasing winner. The number of chicken tenders may vary depending on where they are purchased. Simply cut the chicken to equal 12 pieces.


Source of recipe: Rebecca Gordon, Buttermilk Lipstick



  • 12 (4-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 12 deli-fried chicken tenders (about 1 pound)
  • Wooden picks or skewers
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 cup diced purple onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese,
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Zesty Blue Cheese Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • Pinch of kosher salt



  • Cook tortillas, in batches, in a hot 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat 1 minute per side or until lightly charred. Stack between damp paper towels.
    Stir together hot sauce and butter in a large bowl; toss chicken in mixture to coat. Place 1 chicken tender in each corn tortilla; secure with a wooden pick. Top with remaining ingredients. Drizzle with Zesty Blue Cheese Sauce.

Zesty Blue Cheese Sauce

  • Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Makes 1 1/3 cups (prep: 5 minutes).
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