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Fried Chicken Tacos

The fried tacos are divine, they are a wonder. Just visualize this dish that is made with crispy tortillas filled with chicken and over the tacos is put as garnish tomato, avocado, cream, onion, cheese and more ingredients... A true delight!

This dish is so complete that in Mexico the fried tacos are served plain on a plate since there is no room for more food – although if you want to
cheat you can make some room for some refried beans or a white rice.

About the Recipe

  • To make the fried tacos many steps have to be followed, that are divided in different stages to make the elaboration easier.
  • Prepare homemade corn tortillas and give an unbeatable flavor to your tacos.
  • In this recipe the tacos are fried in oil and the olive oil is not good for frying. For this reason use a vegetable oil.
  • The dish is garnished with red onion because it gives more flavor to the tacos, use it you will like it.
  • The total preparation time of this recipe is of .
  • The recipe is for 10 fried tacos.


  • 2 Chicken Breasts (14.1 oz)
  • 10 Corn Tortillas (7 oz)
  • 1 Avocado (8.8 oz)
  • 1 Tomato (7 oz)
  • 1/4 of a Lettuce (3.5 oz)
  • 1/2 Red Onion (2.6 oz)
  • 1/2 White Onion (2.6 oz)
  • 1 Garlic clove (.1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of Mexican Cream (4.2 fl oz)
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled Fresh Cheese (1.4 oz)
  • 1 cup of Vegetable Oil (8.4 fl oz)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Saucepan with Lid
  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Griddle
  • 1 Large Plate
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Tongs
  • 1 Kitchen Spoon
  • 1 Knife
  • 10 Toothpicks
  • 4 Paper Towels

  • Directions

    Cook the Chicken

    1. Clean 2 chicken breasts and put them in a saucepan.
    2. Also add in the saucepan:
    • 1/2 Onion.
    • 1 Garlic clove.
    • The enough Water to cover the chicken breasts.
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. When it boils cover the saucepan and leave the chicken cooking in the boiling water for about 20 minutes, until it is well cooked.

    Make sure that the chicken is always covered with water because it will consume. If scum accumulates on the surface remove it.

    While the Chicken is Ready...

    1. Slice 1 tomato, then reserve.
    2. Cut 1/4 of a lettuce into strips and reserve.
    3. Finely chop 1/2 red onion, then set aside.
    4. Verify that the chicken that was left cooking is well cooked, its color must be white outside and inside; if not cook it for a longer time.
    5. Take from the saucepan the chicken breasts, with a kitchen spoon, wait until they cool a little and shred them; then set aside.

    Don’t throw away the broth that was obtained from cooking the chicken because it is very tasty and you can use it to prepare a soup.

    Work with the Tortillas

    1. Heat on a griddle over medium heat 10 maize tortillas for approximately 1 minute per each side, until they are soft.
    2. Remove from the griddle the tortillas and put on each one some of the chicken that was shredded.
    3. Roll all the tortillas as tacos and close them with some toothpicks; then set aside.

    Make the Fried Tacos

    1. Pour in a frying pan approximately 1 cup of vegetable oil, so you end up having about a 1/2’’ deep oil layer.
    2. Heat the frying pan oil over high heat.
    3. Put in the frying pan the chicken tacos that were prepared (just the ones that fit in) and fry them for about 2 minutes starting from the end where the tortilla was closed, until they are moderately fried; turn them regularly with some tongs.

    The tacos start to be fried from the side where the tortilla was closed to seal them and in this way the filling doesn’t spill.

    1. Transfer from the frying pan to some paper towels, with the tongs, the fried chicken tacos that were prepared, so they dry and the fat excess is absorbed.
    2. Remove from the fried chicken tacos the toothpicks, then reserve.
    3. Repeat the same procedure with the chicken tacos that were not fried, it won’t be necessary to add more vegetable oil in the frying pan.

    Garnish the Fried Tacos

    1. Cut 1 avocado into strips, then set aside.

    The avocado is cut at the end so it doesn’t oxidize nor it turns black.

    1. Transfer from the paper towels to a large plate the fried chicken tacos that were prepared.
    2. Put over the fried chicken tacos the following ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup of Mexican Cream.
    • The Red Onion that was minced.
    • The Lettuce strips that were cut.
    • The Tomato slices that were cut.
    • The Avocado strips that were cut.
    • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of crumbled Fresh Cheese.

    Preferably put the ingredients in the same order as given so the tacos look beautiful.

    Some Beautiful
    Fried Tacos

    Fried Chicken Tacos served with guacamole

    * These tacos are also popularly known as “flautas" (flutes).

    Recommendation: Also put to your tacos green salsa or red salsa – the salsas always give freshness and very good flavor.

    Variation: Try the fried tacos with another filling – chorizo with potatoes.

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    These chicken breasts are soft, juicy, they have an excellent flavor and the best is that they are organic.

    You have to garnish these tacos with avocado because the avocado gives more color, more joy and a sweet and creamy flavor. If you don’t have avocados buy these ones, they are a true delight.

    To fry well the tacos you need some good tongs like the OXO, they have a very good grip and they grab everything perfectly well.