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Mexican cuisine is a style of cooking very easy to distinguish among many others. This gastronomy has made one of the greatest contributions to the cuisine of those known: it has been influenced and has in turn influenced cuisines from other cultures, such as Spanish, French, Italian, African, Middle Eastern, and Asian. And it is a symbol of the historical culture of the country since many dishes originated in pre-Hispanic Mexico and other important moments in its history.

It offers a wide range of flavors, colors, smells, textures, and influences that make it a great attraction for both nationals and tourists.

A tradition of centuries

It is said that today’s Mexican cuisine is largely derived from the cuisine of pre-Hispanic times, with a preponderant use of corn, beans, chili, tomatoes, green tomatoes, squash, avocado, cocoa, peanuts, amaranth, vanilla, herbs and condiments (epazote, hoja santa, papalo, quelites), various birds such as the guajolote (turkey) and a variety of mammals, fish, and insects. The diversity of Mexican cuisine is its most important characteristic: each Mexican state and region has its recipes and culinary traditions.

Today, we bring you an interesting article about the Taquitos Dorados. You will learn about this traditional meal, its varieties, and its ingredients. And also, you will have a unique experience to kill that craving for a good Mexican dish thanks to the recipe we wrote for you.

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Before you start to read the next section, you can have a look for an alternative Taquitos Dorados recipe in the following link:

Let’s get to know Mexico and its culinary attractions!

The most popular snack in the Aztec cradle

The taco is a very popular culinary preparation in Mexico that consists of a tortilla, usually made of corn, which is commonly rolled up to contain various ingredients and some kind of sauce. It is the most representative snack of Mexican cuisine and can be found in all parts of the country and Mexican restaurants all over the world.

Throughout Mexico, you can find countless types of tacos and these are classified according to the type of meat or the way they are prepared. Among the tacos denominated by the type of meat are Tacos al Pastor, Tacos de Longaniza, Tacos de Birria, or Tacos de Pollo; while by the way of preparation we can find Tacos Placeros, Tacos Guisados, Tacos de Canasta, Tacos Ahogados, Tacos Dorados, among others.

So… what Tacos Dorados actually are?

Those are tacos made from freshly made corn tortillas and are usually filled with shredded chicken, beef, pork, pork, or beans; or potato and cheese.

The tortilla of this taco is rolled and fried in abundant oil or lard so that it takes a golden, crispy, and firm consistency. When served, they are usually topped with a layer of cream, grated cheese, chopped lettuce, and green or red sauce to taste. They are very popular because they are very economical and are also called flautas.

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The tortilla used for this dish is generally made with corn flour. Like the flauta, this food is made using corn tortillas, and if the tortilla is made of wheat flour, it is called Chimichanga. Also, the name taquito can be used for those made with any type of tortilla.

Crossing Mexico’s borders

Taquitos Dorados are also a very popular food in Central America and consist of thin tortillas filled with beef and chopped vegetables, which are rolled, fried, and served with salads, salsas, cheeses, and all kinds of dressings.

Both in Mexico and abroad, taquitos are also very popular precooked and sold as frozen food and, especially, as fast food.

A perfect recipe to break your diet

Here is a recipe so you can make authentic Taquitos Dorados at home. Below you will find the ingredients you will need and how to prepare them.


  • 12 corn flour tortillas.
  • 1 chicken breast.
  • 1/4 Romaine lettuce.
  • 1/2 white onion.
  • Milk cream to taste.
  • Neutral vegetable oil, such as corn or canola.
  • Grated white cheese.
  • Optional chili sauce, spicy or not spicy.
  • 1 bay leaf if chopped or a couple of leaves.


  1. Wash and defat the chicken breast. Cook the breast in hot water with the bay leaf and a little salt. Make sure that the center of the breast is not pink before removing it from the cooking (it normally takes about 20 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, wash the onion and lettuce. Cut the onion in thin circles, in half, and the lettuce into ribbons. Set aside.
  3. After the chicken is cooked, arrange it on a plate and shred it using a pair of forks.
  4. Spread out each tortilla and place some chicken in the center. Fold in half and secure near the edge, using wooden toothpicks as pins.
  5. Pour enough oil into a large skillet to fry the tacos.
  6. In the beginning, heat the oil on high heat, and after you put the first tacos to fry, reduce the heat to medium.
  7. When the tacos are browned (half immersed in the oil), turn them over immediately.
  8. Put the fried tacos on a covered plate with absorbent paper to remove the excess oil. Repeat this procedure with all fried tacos.
  9. To serve, place three or four tacos on each person’s plate and remove the toothpicks from the edges of the tortillas. Top with the lettuce ribbons and onion.
  10. Add chile sauce (preferably a traditional green or red sauce) to taste.
  11. Finally, add the milk cream on top of the tacos, and sprinkle some cheese at taste.