Pollo Dorados Tacos (Golden Chicken Tacos)


Tacos for dinner is always a good idea. Wrap taco shells around chicken, chile peppers, onion, diced tomatoes, and cheese--then fry--for an extra-crispy finish.

Pollo Dorados Tacos
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
40 mins


  • cup chopped onion (1 small)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 14.5 ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, undrained

  • 3 cup shredded cooked chicken

  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas*

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cup shredded lettuce

  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced

  • ½ cup Mexican crema or crème fraîche

  • ¼ cup crumbled or shredded queso fresco or queso anejo (1 ounce)

  • Fruit salsa or other salsa (optional)


  1. In a large skillet cook onion in the 1 tablespoon hot oil until tender. Stir in canned tomatoes and chile peppers. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated; stir in chicken.

  2. Place 1/4 cup of the filling on one end of each tortilla and roll up; secure with toothpicks. Pour the 1/4 cup oil into a clean large skillet; heat over medium heat until hot. Fry tacos, three or four at a time, in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Transfer fried tacos to a paper-towel-lined tray.

  3. To serve, cover a serving platter or individual plates with shredded lettuce and diced fresh tomato. Top with tacos. Serve with Mexican crema, crumbled cheese, and, if desired, salsa.


To prevent tortillas from breaking, wrap two tortillas at a time in paper towels. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 10 seconds. Fill the two tortillas before warming the next two tortillas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
26g Fat
31g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Protein 25g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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