BEST crispy shrimp tacos!

Laurie McMannen


I fell in love with Chili's crispy shrimp tacos and the absolute flavor explosion they imposed. These are hands down, a crowd pleaser and easy to make!


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20 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


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1/2 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined (the larger the better!)
onion, vidalia, peeled
1 can(s)
pineapple tidbits
1 jar(s)
jalapeno peppers
1 c
mexican blend shredded cheese
1 bottle
hidden valley ranch
1 bottle
honey chipotle bbq sauce (i used sweet baby ray's)
1/2 c
shredded lettuce
2 c
cultured buttermilk
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
salt and pepper (flour mix)
1 pkg
flour tortillas
vegetable oil for cooking

How to Make BEST crispy shrimp tacos!


  • 1Preheat oil in deep fryer or pan to about 375 degrees
  • 2Peel and devein shrimp. Dip in buttermilk, then flour, then back in buttermilk and one more time in flour (two coats).
  • 3Place battered shrimp hot oil until golden, about 5-7 minutes.
  • 4While shrimp is cooking, dice tomatoes and onion, then combine with pineapple tidbits to make your salsa.
  • 5Remove shrimp from grease and set on paper towel to absorb extra grease.
  • 6Warm tortillas in microwave for about 20 seconds. Place shredded cheese in the bottom of the taco, then about three shrimp on top, drizzle a line of ranch, a line of BBQ sauce on top of the shrimp, a good spoonful of the pineapple salsa mix, jalapeños and lettuce. Voila! Enjoy!

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About BEST crispy shrimp tacos!

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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