Shredded BBQ-Beer Chicken Tacos with Toasted Corn Salsa and Cilantro Aioli Sauce

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 chicken is 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!*

Add one bottle of beer (you can use whatever you prefer), one bottle of BBQ sauce (not pictured, but it was Stubbs Chili, Lime, Ginger Marinade (for pork, but I used chicken), pinches of salt and pepper, and 2-3 teaspoons each of smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Make sure the chicken breasts are completely submerged into the mixture!
Make sure to shred the chicken around the 4 hour mark, and continue to cook for more flavor!
The toasted corn adds a nutty flavor and a different texture to the salsa.
Place everything in the food processor in small to medium sized groups. Add pinches of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Zest and juice the limes.
Don’t forget to add the toasted corn once it has completely chilled!
Mix in the toasted corn with the salsa and enjoy!
The Cilantro Aioli sauce is made from 1 avocado, 2 limes zested and juiced, 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1 cup of cilantro, pinches of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Print Recipe
Shredded BBQ Beer Chicken Tacos with Toasted Corn Salsa and Cilantro Aioli Sauce
These tasty tacos are a taste of heaven with every bite!
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Passive Time 5 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Shredded BBQ-Beer Chicken
Toasted Corn Salsa
Cilantro Aioli Sauce (Add more spices to taste)
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Passive Time 5 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Shredded BBQ-Beer Chicken
Toasted Corn Salsa
Cilantro Aioli Sauce (Add more spices to taste)
Instructions
Shredded BBQ-Beer Chicken
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  1. 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.
  2. Remove corn kernels from heat and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes to chill for salsa.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  1. 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.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

When I think of my favorite pizzas, this one is always the first to POP into my mind! While I have shared with you my other personal favorite pizza, however this pizza is a serious SHOW STOPPER. This BBQ Chicken Pizza will make you wanting seconds, or even thirds! It simply is that tasty, yet oh so easy to make! The best parts (yes, parts as in plural) about this pizza are that it can be ready within 30 minutes AND it is so affordable to make! I call that a win-win for me! This BBQ Chicken Pizza features many precooked ingredients (the rotisserie chicken and the pizza crusts), so it is made with your busy schedule in mind! My cheap and busy heart is so happy with this pizza!

When making this pizza, I tried to experiment as I cooked the cilantro and placed the pizzas onto prepared baking sheets. Personally, I was not a fan of the cooked cilantro, and preferred the flavor of the fresh cilantro when added on top of the cooked pizzas. As for using prepared baking sheets, I HIGHLY recommend it because it cooked the pizzas, yet the crusts were still soft and chewy. Sigh…. In the past, I have cooked pizzas directly on the racks and it leaves the pizzas with too much of a crunch for me! Now, let’s get cooking! Cue the clarinet (shout out to my brother)! *My recipe is found at the bottom of this post.*

Print Recipe
BBQ Chicken Pizza
A tasty pizza that will be ready within 30 minutes!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
servings (1/4 crust per serving)
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
servings (1/4 crust per serving)
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut tomatoes into thin slices and set aside. Cut and pluck cilantro and set aside. Shred the rotisserie chicken and set aside.
  3. Prepare two baking sheets with aluminum foil and non-stick spray. Place pizza crusts onto each baking sheet.
  4. Begin to assemble pizzas, by evenly covering both pizza crusts with BBQ sauce using a basting brush.
  5. Then, add mozzarella cheese onto both of the pizza crusts. Add sliced tomatoes after the mozzarella cheese.
  6. Add shredded rotisserie chicken on top of the tomatoes. Then, add pinches of salt, pepper, and dried minced garlic evenly on both pizzas. Finally, top pizzas evenly with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Once the oven is preheated, place both baking sheets into oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown. You may also place the pizza crusts directly onto the rack for a more crunchier finish on the pizzas.
  8. Remove from oven. Place fresh cilantro evenly on top of both pizzas. (I added my cilantro to the pizzas while they were baking, but I prefer it fresh on the pizzas!) Slice and enjoy!