This is my most prized taco recipe yet! Okay, it’s my first and only published taco recipe, but still this is my new favorite taco! While I love my carne asada street tacos, however these tacos are a one way ticket to FLAVOR TOWN. With the combination of the toasted corn salsa, cilantro aioli sauce, and the delicious shredded BBQ-Beer chicken, I absolutely love these tacos. My family also LOVED these tacos, if licking their fingers clean was any indication…
My inspiration for these beautiful tacos is beer. Okay, before you judge my unclassiness, let me explain! If you don’t love beer, or even like beer, I DARE YOU to not love these tacos! Yup, with daring, I’m bringing back the golden, childhood years. Personally, I love my beers, preferably the red ales, stouts, and porters. They have such a robust, rich flavor that I thought it would be perfect to add to my chicken!
While the shredded BBQ-beer chickenis the star of this taco, however I also love the addition of the toasted corn salsa. Normally, I make regular salsa with all the tasty works, however I thought I would add toasted corn for a nice nutty flavor and an additional texture to the salsa. Now, let’s discuss the cilantro aioli sauce. This sauce is perfect for complimenting the spiciness of the toasted corn salsa. It is a simple combination of 1 avocado, 1 cup of cilantro, 2 limes zested and juiced, and pinches of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Boom, now you have these delicious tacos! Let’s get cooking! Cue the piano! *The recipe is found at the bottom of the page!*
Shredded BBQ Beer Chicken Tacos with Toasted Corn Salsa and Cilantro Aioli Sauce
These tasty tacos are a taste of heaven with every bite!
Turn the crock pot on high heat for 5 hours. Or, you may adjust the settings according to your cooking needs. Once fat is removed, place chicken breasts gently into the crock pot.
Add 1 bottle of beer of your choice, 1 bottle of BBQ sauce of your choice, and the spices including salt, pepper, onion powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder. Make sure chicken breasts are fully submerged in the liquid.
After 4 hours, gently shred the chicken breasts using forks inside the crock pot. After 5 hours, it is ready to serve and enjoy!
Toasted Corn Salsa
On low heat prepare a large skillet with a drizzle of olive oil. Add washed corn and salt and pepper to the large skillet. Toast for 10-15 minutes or less time on higher heat.
Remove corn kernels from heat and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes to chill for salsa.
Wash all vegetables and begin cutting tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and jalapenos into medium sized chunks to place inside the food processor in small to medium sized groups.
Once vegetables are cut into smaller pieces using the food processor, zest and juice the limes. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
Cilantro Aioli Sauce
Add mayonnaise, avocado, lime juice and zest, cilantro leaves, and spices, including garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste to blend in the food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.