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Slow-Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 5
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Looking for your new favorite taco recipe? Look no further than this tender shredded chicken with a little spice and just a hint of beer flavor, wrapped up in a delicious, crunchy shell.
by: The Food in My Beard
Updated May 25, 2022
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  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 beer (use your favorite)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4-5 jalapeño pepper, diced (seeds optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 box (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Lettuce


  • 1
    Add the chicken thighs, beer, onion, jalapeño peppers, garlic, taco seasonings and green chiles into a slow cooker. Mix well, coating the chicken thighs. Set slow cooker to LOW and cook for 6 hours.
  • 2
    Once the meat is fully cooked, use two forks to shred the meat in the slow cooker.
  • 3
    Serve in taco shells and top with cheese, salsa, sour cream and lettuce.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    This recipe calls for boneless, skinless chicken thighs for two reasons. One, they’re affordable, and two, they shred the best without getting overly dry.
  • tip 2
    Leave the seeds in your jalapeño peppers if you prefer more spice. If not, remove the seeds before throwing the peppers in the slow cooker.

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