Chicken Nugget Tacos with Lime Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
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 ! 
Course: Light Dinner, Lunch
Servings: 8 Tacos
Author: Linda Nortje
  • 675 g Chicken Fillets cubed small ( 1 1/2 pounds )
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic crushed
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 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
  • 3 TB Mayonnaise
  • 1 small Lime juice and zest
  • 1 t Fresh Garlic crushed
  • 1 t Water
  • 8 Soft Flour Tortillas medium size (heat just before use)
  • 2 cups Roma Tomatoes quartered
  • 2 cups Lettuce shredded
  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
Recipe Notes

Total time excludes marinating time