Crispy Turkey Tacos with Crunchy Slaw

Crispy Turkey Tacos with Crunchy Slaw

Crispy Turkey Tacos with Crunchy Slaw

These quick and easy tacos are stuffed with spiced crispy turkey breast pieces and a bright and zingy crunchy cabbage slaw for a flavour packed weeknight dinner!

This is basically fancied up chicken nuggets in a taco and I am loving it ✨

White bowl of turkey tacos on a marble background
Overhead shot of crispy turkey in a tacos with slaw
Sometimes you just can’t beat tacos for a quick and easy dinner. These ones are so simple but taste so yummy thanks to all the spices in the flour coating on the turkey and the crunchy and tangy slaw.

I tossed it in some heavily seasoned flour, fried it and within 15 minutes had a delicious flavourful filling for these tacos which I served with that crunchy cabbage and carrot slaw. Delicious!

White plate of tacos with slaw on a marble surface
Overhead shot of spicy turkey and slaw tacos in a white bowl

why we love these turkey tacos…
These are such an easy weeknight dinner idea which you can easily throw together even when you feel like you’ve got no time to cook or you just can’t really be bothered.

This recipe is really versatile and you can use the flour coating on chicken, pork or even tofu. You can also add any extra veggies you like to the slaw which makes it great for using up bits and pieces from the fridge.

You can make this recipe as spicy as you like by adjusting the amount of chilli powder or leaving it out all together if you don’t like spice.

Flatlay shot of tacos in a bowl on a marble background
Overhead shot of crispy turkey pieces in tacos with slaw
crispy fried turkey taco ingredients
This section is here to provide further tips and ideas for alternative ingredients. The full recipe and instructions are included in the recipe card at the bottom of the post!

Turkey Breast: Cut into bitesize chunks of roughly the same size.

Seasoned Flour: Plain flour is tossed with chilli powder, cumin, ground coriander and salt and pepper before coating the turkey pieces.

Vegetable Oil: For frying the turkey pieces.

Tortillas: I like to char mine on the gas hob before serving so they get some slightly burnt bits.

Slaw: This is made from a combination of red cabbage, carrots, lime juice, white wine vinegar and olive oil.

how to make fried turkey tacos
Make the slaw: Toss together all of the slaw ingredients and set aside until ready to use.

Make the seasoned flour: Mix together the flour and spices on a plate and season well.

Cook the turkey: Working in batches toss pieces of turkey in the flour mixture then cook in hot oil until crispy and cooked through. Serve in tacos with the slaw.

Crispy Turkey Tacos with Crunchy Slaw
These quick and easy tacos are stuffed with spiced crispy turkey breast pieces and a bright and zingy crunchy cabbage slaw for a flavour packed weeknight dinner!

Ingredients
300 g Turkey Breast cut into bitesize chunks
4 tablespoon Plain Flour
2 teaspoon Chilli Powder
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
Salt and Pepper
4 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
Small Tortilla Wraps
For the slaw
¼ Red Cabbage shredded
2 Carrots peeled and shredded
½ Lime juiced
1 tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Instructions
Toss together all of the slaw ingredients and leave to sit while you cook the turkey.
Mix the flour, chilli powder, cumin, ground coriander and plenty of salt and pepper on a plate. Heat the vegetable oil over a medium high heat in a small frying pan or saucepan.
Once the oil is hot work in batches to toss pieces of the turkey in the flour mixture and then cook in the hot oil for about 5 minutes until crispy and cooked through. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all the turkey is cooked. Serve in the tacos with the slaw.