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Chicken Taco Recipe

Delicious restaurant-style Chicken Tacos that are fried and perfect for any Mexican Meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 167 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups chicken shredded
  • 1 4 oz. can green chiles
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil


  1. Prep chicken by adding shredded chicken, green chiles, cheese, salt and pepper to a bowl - and mix. 

  2. Add vegetable oil to your pan and turn to LOW/MEDIUM heat. Add some chicken to the middle of your corn tortilla. Then grab with your tongs. Rock back and forth when the oil is ready until the taco can lay down without opening up.

  3. Take out taco when both sides are cooked and lay on a plate with paper towel on it to help drain the oil.

  4. Add any toppings such as shredded lettuce and tomatoes and/or extra cheese.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

FLASH FRY? If your corn tortillas are cracking easily, you can flash fry them in the oil for a second or two on each side, then fill and re-fry. We like to use the Kroger brand of corn tortillas which don't crack easily and don't require flash frying first.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Taco Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.