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Inside-Out Fried Chicken Tacos

Get ready for a flavor explosion with these inside-out fried chicken tacos! Crispy chicken, juicy pico de gallo, and cheddar cheese all come together in a crispy taco shell.

Tasty Team
89% would make again
Inside-Out Fried Chicken Tacos


for 10 servings

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 chicken breasts
  • pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (375 g)
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups breadcrumb
  • canola oil, for frying

For Serving

  • 1 cup lettuce (290 g), chopped
  • 1 cup guacamole (150 g)
  • 1 cup pico de gallo (240 g)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (100 g)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream (230 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 707
  • Fat 22g
  • Carbs 78g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Protein 44g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and onion powder.
  2. Slice chicken breasts in half laterally to form 10 thin cutlets.
  3. Place the chicken cutlets between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound out to ¼-inch (6-mm) thick.
  4. Season the chicken with spice mix.
  5. Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow dishes. Dredge each cutlet in the flour, then dip in the egg, bread crumbs, back in the egg, and in the bread crumbs once more.
  6. Place the chicken breasts around the border of a baking sheet, so half of each cutlet drapes over the side of the pan.
  7. Place a smaller baking sheet wrapped with plastic wrap in the middle of the larger pan.
  8. Fold the draped halves of the chicken over the smaller pan.
  9. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  10. Heat the oil in a large pot until it reaches 375°F (190°C).
  11. Fry the chicken taco shells, 2 at a time, for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  12. Drain the chicken tacos on a wire rack set over a baking sheet.
  13. Fill the chicken tacos with lettuce, guacamole, and pico de gallo, and cheddar cheese.
  14. Garnish with cilantro and sour cream.
  15. Enjoy!
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Inside-Out Fried Chicken Tacos