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Fidel Gastro's Carolina Fried Chicken Taco

Moderate

Fidel Gastro's Carolina Fried Chicken Taco

Robin Winship

Robin Winship

Fidel Gastro's Carolina Fried Chicken Taco

Yields:

4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 hours 25 mins

Cook Time:

1 hours 0 mins

Method

Carolina BBQ Sauce 1 Steps

  • Step 1

    Heat all the ingredients in a pot, stirring occasionally. Let simmer for 45 minutes. Remove pot from heat and cool to room temperature.

Fried Chicken 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    Combine buttermilk and hot sauce in a shallow dish. Combine the flour, black pepper, salt and cajun spice in another shallow dish.

  • Step 2

    Dip the chicken thighs in the buttermilk mixture and then in the flour mixture to coat. Deep fry chicken thighs in batches for 10 minutes on high (300°F-350°F) or until internal temperature reads 165°F on a probe thermometer. If you don't have a deep fryer, you can simply fry the chicken thighs in a heavy-bottomed deep pot.

Assembly 3 Steps

  • Step 1

    Warm the corn tortillas.

  • Step 2

    Brush the fried chicken with the cooled Carolina BBQ sauce.

  • Step 3

    Cut the fried chicken into pieces for each taco. Layer the fried chicken, slaw, salsa, pickled jalapenos and queso fresco in a taco shell and enjoy with a squeeze of lime.

Tags:

Carolina Fried Chicken Taco

Cooking At Home

Toronto Restaurants

Toronto Chefs

Fidel Gastro's

Moderate

Fidel Gastro's Carolina Fried Chicken Taco

Robin Winship

Robin Winship

Fidel Gastro's Carolina Fried Chicken Taco

Yields:

4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 hours 25 mins

Cook Time:

1 hours 0 mins

Ingredients

Carolina BBQ Sauce

  • 1 ½ cups yellow mustard

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¾ cup pilsner beer

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp hot sauce

  • ¼ cup water

Fried Chicken

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 5 oz each)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp cajun spice

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 tbsp hot sauce

  • Canola oil for frying

Accoutrements

  • Corn tortilla shells

  • Salsa

  • Pickled jalapenos

  • Queso fresco

  • Slaw

  • Lime wedges

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Method

Carolina BBQ Sauce 1 Steps

  • Step 1

    Heat all the ingredients in a pot, stirring occasionally. Let simmer for 45 minutes. Remove pot from heat and cool to room temperature.

Fried Chicken 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    Combine buttermilk and hot sauce in a shallow dish. Combine the flour, black pepper, salt and cajun spice in another shallow dish.

  • Step 2

    Dip the chicken thighs in the buttermilk mixture and then in the flour mixture to coat. Deep fry chicken thighs in batches for 10 minutes on high (300°F-350°F) or until internal temperature reads 165°F on a probe thermometer. If you don't have a deep fryer, you can simply fry the chicken thighs in a heavy-bottomed deep pot.

Assembly 3 Steps

  • Step 1

    Warm the corn tortillas.

  • Step 2

    Brush the fried chicken with the cooled Carolina BBQ sauce.

  • Step 3

    Cut the fried chicken into pieces for each taco. Layer the fried chicken, slaw, salsa, pickled jalapenos and queso fresco in a taco shell and enjoy with a squeeze of lime.

Tags:

Carolina Fried Chicken Taco

Cooking At Home

Toronto Restaurants

Toronto Chefs

Fidel Gastro's