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!


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


  • 1/2 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined (the larger the better!)
  • 2
  • 1/2
    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!


  1. Preheat oil in deep fryer or pan to about 375 degrees
  2. Peel and devein shrimp. Dip in buttermilk, then flour, then back in buttermilk and one more time in flour (two coats).
  3. Place battered shrimp hot oil until golden, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. While shrimp is cooking, dice tomatoes and onion, then combine with pineapple tidbits to make your salsa.
  5. Remove shrimp from grease and set on paper towel to absorb extra grease.
  6. Warm 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

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