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 Time 40 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
  • 1 packet (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 box (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count), 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 from 1 bottle (9 oz) Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso Sauce or 1/2 cup from 1 bottle (9 oz) 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;  Potassium 135mg;  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 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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