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The ultimate game time taco bar will feed all the hungry faces at your next gathering. Today we’re making spicy ranch chicken tacos and serving them in a buffet style taco bar! I’m also sharing my secret weapon that allows me to eat spicy food without being up all night with heartburn!

Spicy Chicken Tacos for Game Time - Ultimate Taco Bar

How are your teams faring this year? Going to the championship game or are you way, way, wayyy back in the standings? Being from New England, we know the feeling on both sides of that equation. Lately we’ve been doing pretty good overall with our favorite sports teams, so we’ve been having a lot of parties.

Grilled Spicy Chicken Tacos

Coming up with something NEW and delicious to make is always a challenge. Plain old tacos sounded a little too boring for this weekends homegating, so I’ve decided to make my spicy BBQ chicken ranch tacos.

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With that in mind, let’s make some amazingly flavorful spicy tacos!

Spicy BBQ Chicken Ranch Tacos

A taco bar is a fun way to serve guests. It makes it easy on you since you don’t need to serve up plates, everyone can just grab and go. Form a line and make your own tacos!

Spicy Grilled Chicken Taco Bar Idea

Let’s make this wicked easy spicy ranch sour cream taco topping and get our ultimate game time taco bar going.

Spicy Ranch Sour Cream


  • Sour Cream
  • Packet of ranch dry dip mix
  • 1 tbs hot sauce
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper


  • In a bowl, mix it all together.

Taco Bar Fixings


  • Taco Shells
  • Boneless chicken thighs – grilled with your favorite spicy BBQ sauce; chopped

You can even toss the taco shells on the top rack of the grill for a minute or two on each side!

Grilled Taco Shells and Chicken

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced Jalapeños
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Spicy ranch sour cream
  • Limes for flavoring

Shredded lettuce for taco bar

Diced tomatoes for taco bar

Sliced jalapenos for your taco bar

Mexican cheese blend for tacos

Spicy taco sauce - sour cream ranch

Taco Party Ingredients and Ideas

Other things you’ll need

  • Decorations
  • Drinks
  • Ice
  • Cups and service ware


  • Spread it out on the table and let your guests dig in!

Taco Bar Buffet Style for the baseball game

Taco bars are a really simple way to feed everyone at your party, and they can eat as little or as much as they want. Plus, you don’t have to fix everyone a plate! That’s the main reason I love making taco bars for our homegating watch parties – it’s simplicity.

How will you spice up your next homegating party?

Spicy Chicken Grilled Tacos

Spicy BBQ Chicken Tacos

A delicious recipe for spicy barbecue chicken tacos
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 people
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: 20


  • Grill


Ranch Sour Cream

  • 1 Tub Sour Cream
  • 1 Packet Dry Ranch Dip Mix
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

Taco Bar Ingredients

  • 10 Count Taco Shells
  • 6 Count Boneless Chicken Thighs - Grilled with spicy BBQ Sauce
  • 3 Cups Shredded Lettuc
  • 1 Cups Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Count Jalapenos - sliced
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 2 Count Limes - for squeezing flavor


Ranch Sour Cream

  • In a bowl, combine sour cream, ranch dry mix, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper - mix well.

Taco Bar

  • Once the chicken is cooked, set up the taco ingredients buffet style
  • Create your taco with the fixings you like


A simple BBQ ranch chicken taco bar for backyard cookouts.

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