Beer-Battered Fried Chicken Tacos

Beer-Battered Fried Chicken Tacos

Crispy fried chicken gets a Tex-Mex makeover in this deliciously fun taco. Topped with cool, crisp lettuce, sweet cherry tomatoes and a creamy sauce, this little bit of heaven tucked into a crunchy Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff™ Taco Shell needs nothing more than a cold Corona Extra® to turn any meal into a fiesta.
Prep 35 Minutes
Total 40 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Corona® Extra Beer
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 package (10 count) Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff™ Taco Shells, heated as directed on package
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce or Old El Paso™ Zesty Ranch Sauce
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Cut each breast crosswise into 1/2-inch slices; place in medium bowl. Add 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix; toss to coat. In large bowl, beat flour, cornstarch, remaining 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix and the baking powder with whisk. Add beer; beat until smooth. Transfer chicken to batter; toss until evenly coated.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, heat 1/2 inch oil to 350°F. Working with 4 to 5 pieces at a time, remove chicken from batter, allowing excess to drip off, and add to hot oil. Fry chicken (do not let pieces touch) until golden brown and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  3. Divide chicken among taco shells; top with remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Overcrowding the skillet when frying the chicken can lower the temperature of the oil, which can cause the chicken to be greasy, rather than crispy.
  • Prepackaged shredded lettuce can be limp and lifeless, so we recommend buying a whole head of romaine or iceberg lettuce, and slicing it thinly yourself.
  • Relax responsibly®. Corona Extra® Beer. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL.


1 Taco Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 130); Total Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 30mg; Sodium 390mg; Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 0g); Protein 12g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 8%;
Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1 Very Lean Meat, 3 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 1.5 

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