Honduran-Style Crispy Fried Tacos


When it comes to making deep-fried appetizers, tacos hondureños are one of my favorites to make! My mom is Honduran and taught me how to make these amazing, crispy tacos. Serve topped with white cheese, onion sauce, or chopped cabbage.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
10 tacos



  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tomato, finely chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 10 corn tortillas

  • vegetable oil for frying

Tomato Sauce:

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 (6.5 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt


  1. Make the tacos: Place chicken breasts and salt into a pot and cover halfway with water. Bring to a boil; cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 15 minutes. Remove from the pot and cool until easily handled, about 5 minutes. Shred into thin pieces.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, tomato, and bell pepper; cook and stir until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken, bouillon granules, and black pepper; cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  3. Spoon some chicken mixture into the middle of each corn tortilla. Fold tortillas around the filling and secure with a toothpick.

  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry tortillas in batches until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

  5. Make the sauce: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add tomato sauce, bouillon granules, and seasoned salt. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Serve sauce over tacos.


Add diced vegetables to the tomato sauce if desired.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
11g Fat
49g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 694mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 29mg 145%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 533mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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