Yield: 8 servings

Fry Bread Taco Recipe (Indian Tacos or Navajo Tacos)

Frybread Taco Recipe

Frybread tacos combine delicious fry bread, which is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside with your favorite taco toppings to create a unique Indigenous twist on a classic recipe. They're fast and easy to make and make a great substitute for taco tuesday.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


Fry Bread

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups milk (or water


  • 2 cups field tomatoes. Diced.
  • 1/2 cup red onion. Finely diced.
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro. Finely diced.
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (approx. 1/2 lime).
  • 1 clove garlic. Finely diced.
  • 1 pinch salt.

BBQ chicken breasts. (Can be omitted for vegetarian or substituted for a meat of your choice).

  • 5 5oz chicken breasts.
  • 3 tbsp butter for cooking.
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce.


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce. Shredded.
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese. Shredded


Fry Bread

  1. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. In the center of the mix make a well. Add milk or water to the well and fold the mixture until dough is slightly sticky.
  3. Let dough rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Add cooking oil to a large pan and heat to 350º.
  5. Dust a rolling surface with flour and coat the dough until the dry flour has been absorbed.
  6. Roll the dough into a ball and cut into 8 even pieces.
  7. Roll each into a ball and stretch and flatten into patties that are approx. 4 inches in diameter and about 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Place the flattened dough gently into the hot oil. Cook until golden brown on both sides (approx 1-1 1/2 minutes per side).


  1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients and let rest for the flavors to meld.

Barbecue Chicken

  1. In a large pan heat butter over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken to the heated butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook chicken thoroughly through.
  4. Remove chicken and place on a cutting board.
  5. Thinly slice the cooked chicken breast and brush with your favorite bbq sauce.
  6. Return to heat and cook until the bbq sauce begins to caramelize.

Putting your Frybread Taco Together

  1. Place frybread on your plate
  2. Later a handful of shredded lettuce on the bread.
  3. Add chicken
  4. Top with sour cream, shredded cheese
  5. Layer with a tablespoon of salsa.