Southern Fried Chicken Tacos

Southern Fried Chicken Tacos have crispy bites of chicken inside tortilla shells with all the usual toppings.
Southern Fried Chicken Tacos

Southern Fried Chicken Tacos

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Southern Fried Chicken Tacos is my recipe of the day with the blogging group From Our Dinner Table. We get together on Sundays to share recipes on selected topics. This week we offer some delicious foods for Cinco de Mayo.

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Southern Fried Chicken Tacos

I decided to share my take on soft tacos meeting the American South.

Doesn’t everyone love tacos? We certainly do in our household! Crunchy, soft or street style, all are welcome here. Southern fried chicken is obviously quite popular too. And rightly so, with it’s crispy coating and savory flavor.

Well, I was looking to do something a little different with chicken tacos. So I combined the two dishes, swapping out the usual grilled chicken breast meat for some fried boneless breast pieces. From there it becomes a matter of what toppings you like.

We opted for tomato, cheese, a little diced onion, fresh jalapeno slices and some beautiful, ripe avocado. Whatever you choose to put on them, they’re a delicious change of pace from the usual soft chicken tacos.

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Southern Fried Chicken Tacos

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Southern Fried Chicken Tacos

Southern Fried Chicken Tacos

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 311 kcal


Southern Fried Chicken (for tacos)

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken diced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup masa harina
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • cooking oil
  • 6 taco shells or tortillas

Taco Toppings

  • lettuce tomato, cheese (optional)


  • Pat chicken dry and dice.
  • Mix flour with seasonings.
  • Heat oil to moderately hot about an inch deep.
  • Dredge chicken in coating and shake off excess.
  • Fry chicken in oil until browned and cooked through; drain.
  • Serve on taco shells or tortillas with toppings of choice.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 35gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 1398mgPotassium: 674mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 582IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 3mg
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