Chalupa (Bacon Club Chalupa)

How to make Bacon Club Chalupa

The Bacon Club Chalupa features bacon, marinated chunks of all-white-meat chicken, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, and something Taco Bell calls "club sauce" in a crispy-crunchy chalupa shell. A Bacon club Chalupa from Taco Bell is a club sandwich inside a chalupa shell.


A chalupa is a popular dish of south-central Mexico. Traditional chalupas features small, thick, boat-shaped fried dough that is topped only with Salsa, cheese, and shredded lettuce.


Let us know all the ingredients that you need to prepare this exotic dish. 

  • Chalupa Bread
  • 3 cups - All-purpose flour Maida
  • 1.5 tbsp - baking powder
  • 1 tsp - salt or to taste
  • 2 tbsp - melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup - milk preferably full fat
  • Oil for frying
  • Shredded chicken


  • 2 cups - black beans
  • 2 cups - lettuce Chopped
  • 1 cup - tomatoes chopped
  • 3/4 cup - sour cream
  • 3/4 cup - queso sauce
  • 3/4 cup - cheese 

Method of Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan and add shredded chicken. Fry for few minutes until they become golden brown or fully cooked. Add the seasoning to enhance the taste. Once you are done with the chicken. Switch off the flame and keep the seasoned chicken aside.
  • To make the dough of chalupa shell, take flour, baking powder, salt, and ghee in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Add milk to the flour mixture to knead soft dough.
  • Cover the dough and keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once the dough is rested it will become soft. Divide it into 15 equal balls.
  • Roll one dough ball into a 5-inch circle tortilla.
  • Prick the rolled dough with a fork so that it gives the proper crispy chalupa shells. 
  • Heat oil in a pan to fry the chalupa on medium flame.
  • Gently slide the dough into the hot oil so that it floats and puffs as it goes into the oil.
  • Fry for 30 seconds for each side. You can use tongs to flip the dough over.
  • Here comes the important step where you have to gently fold the dough in half (like a taco shell).
  • Fry the dough in this position for 30 seconds. Cook both the sides evenly.
  • Remove the shell from the oil and drain the excess oil by placing it on a paper towel.
  • Repeat the same procedure with all the shells. 
  • Fill the chalupa shells with seasoned shredded chicken, black beans, sour cream, queso sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and grated cheese.
  • Serve hot with your favorite sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving

  • Calories: 340.0
  • Total Fat    18.0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.0 mg
  • Sodium: 790.0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Sugars: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 15.0 g
  • Vitamin A: 2.0 %
  • Vitamin C: 2.0 %
  • Calcium:    8.0 %
  • Iron:  10.0 %

*All percent daily value figures are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Reviewed June 19, 2020




Great fast food option when you want something besides a burger or chicken sandwich. Fast and good. I used to be a burrito man but now the chalupa is where it is at!


Date of visit: June 2020


Posted July 15th, 2015 | 2:45pm  by Ryan

At a price of $2.99, the Bacon Club Chalupa felt about 50 cents shy of a great value.  It’s got some decent weight to it and the thick, hearty shell is a big step over a standard taco shell so it’s filling enough to have some redeeming value points.  In the end, the combination of flavors work better together than they would individually and the Chalupa shell is the standout component that it was meant to be.


Pros: Chalupa shell. Flavors from the combination of ingredients work well and will hide the flaws of some of the individual parts.


Cons: Forgettable chicken.


Taste: 7.00/10

Value: 5.75/10

Overall GrubGrade: 6.75/10




The Bacon Club Chalupa is very full, and even though it is a bit spendy for a Chalupa, it is hearty enough to fill someone up for lunch, which is a big plus.  Also the bacon, chicken, and sauce combo really taste great together with the thick chalupa shell. The downside was the entire top half of the chalupa is just too dry.  Overall it was good, but not overly great.

Latest News

Taco Bell's brings back one of its most popular menu items; Bacon Club Chalupa


Taco Bell has announced its foodie fans that their most favourite Chalupa is coming back to the menu very soon.


“Your favourite chalupa's last return appears to have been all the way back in 2015, and this thing has a cult following. And it's safe to say the people involved in them are pretty happy it's back,” as reported by delish

The Bacon Club Chalupa is basically a club sandwich inside a delicious chalupa.

The Most Popular Queries

Can we use Whole wheat flour?

Yes, you may use 100% whole wheat flour or use 50% whole wheat and 50% all-purpose flour for a good result.


Difference between a chalupa and Navajo taco

If you aren’t familiar with chalupas, you may have heard of them by another name: Navajo tacos or Indian fry bread.


All are similar. The only teensy difference being that we don’t try to shape the dough into a ‘taco’ in a Navajo taco. Just roll them into a circle and fry them. Then pile them high with your favorite toppings and Navajo tacos are ready.