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

Recipe Summary

41 mins
5 mins
1 hr 11 mins
25 mins
10 tacos


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Tomato Sauce:


Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken breasts and salt in a pot; 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. Cool until easily handled, about 5 minutes. Shred into thin pieces.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Bring 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon, and seasoned salt. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Serve sauce over tacos.

Cook's Note:

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

347 calories; protein 15.6g; carbohydrates 49.4g; fat 11g; cholesterol 23.5mg; sodium 693.8mg. Full Nutrition