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Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing

Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing  is mildly spiced chicken nuggets in a soft taco and drizzled with a zesty lime dressing and a family favorite for Taco Tuesdays !

Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing

We love our Tacos, but I do not make them very often. I should really, seeing as it is a family favorite, especially these Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing.

This is a fantastic variation to the strips or shredded chicken normally in Tacos. I also prefer to use soft Flour Tortillas, the medium size, than the hard corn Tacos.

Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing

You could use whichever you like, corn Tacos or as I did with the softer Tortillas, which you can use as a wrap as well in this recipe.

Same recipe, only difference is that you roll-up the filling in the Tortilla instead of folding over like a Taco.

Other than the mildly spiced Chicken Nuggets, we like ours with only some Lettuce and quartered Roma Tomatoes.

Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing

The dressing is of course to die for delicious !  So simple, yet a huge favorite with my family, and we not only use the Lime Dressing on these Tacos, but over salads as well.

Absolutely fantastic (but you really do have to use freshly squeezed Lime – it does make a huge difference).

I do not season my Tomatoes, but my husband likes his Salt and always add a pinch or two to his Tacos.

Chicken Nuggets with Lime Dressing as an appetizer !

The Chicken Nuggets served only with the Lime Dressing as a dipping sauce, makes a delicious appetizer or snack as well.

Now and then we would fry up a large batch (2+ kg – about 4.5 pounds) for the sole purpose of snacking on whilst we are watching a Rugby game.

Or be creative and serve a large batch of Nuggets with 2 or 3 different dipping sauces, as most dips are quick and easy to make.

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Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing

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Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing

Yield: 8 Tacos

Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing

Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing

Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing  is mildly spiced chicken nuggets in a soft taco and drizzled with a zesty lime dressing and a family favorite for Taco Tuesdays ! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

MARINADE:

  • 675 g Chicken Fillets, cubed small ( 1 1/2 pounds )
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk

CHICKEN COATING:

  • 2 cups Self-Raising Flour
  • 2 t Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 TB Paprika
  • 1 TB Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 t Black Pepper
  • Oil , for deep-fry

LIME DRESSING:

  • 3 TB Mayonnaise
  • 1 small Lime, juice and zest
  • 1 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 1 t Water

EXTRAS:

  • 8 Soft Flour Tortillas, medium size (heat just before use)
  • 2 cups Roma Tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups Lettuce, shredded

Instructions

  1. Toss together the Chicken, Garlic, Salt and Buttermilk – place in a marinating container and marinade 30 minutes
  2. Combine the Flour, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Oregano and Black Pepper in a medium bowl
  3. Heat the Oil for deep-fry
  4. Meanwhile, shake off the excess marinade from the Chicken – dip into the Flour mixture and deep-fry 2 – 3 minutes in small batches – transfer to a paper towel lined plate and keep warm until all the Chicken are cooked
  5. Dressing: Whisk together the Mayonnaise, Lime zest and juice, Garlic and Water – keep aside until needed.
  6. To assemble: Scatter some Lettuce over one half of each warmed Tortilla, top with Tomato and Chicken Nuggets – drizzle over some Dressing – fold over the other half of the Tortilla

Nutrition Information

Yield

8 Servings

Serving Size

1 Taco

Amount Per Serving Calories 483Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 75mgSodium 1006mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 35g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Serve immediately. Lunch or light Dinner ?  Your choice !

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Mildly spiced Chicken Nuggets in soft Tacos with a delicious Lime Dressing drizzled over - will become a family favorite soon !

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Michelle Nahom

Tuesday 4th of August 2015

What a fun idea, Linda! I'm pretty sure I'd like these as much as the kids!

britdeshimummy

Saturday 1st of August 2015

Love this idea! My lazy Sunday lunch!

Hirra Pervaiz

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

Love it, pinning it, will be trying it for sure!

Kristen Chidsey

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

Auch a fun twist for tacos. My family loves chicken nuggets and tacos so this for sure is a winner.

Michelle McVeigh

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

These look amazing, what a fab idea!

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