Beer for Dinner: Beer Braised Chicken Tacos


Beer Braised Chicken Tacos 

It's National Taco Day! Say what?!!! Grab a beer and let's get our taco on. Let's taco about it. Taco Taco...okay, I'm done. 

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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup craft lager beer
  • 1 tablespoon ground ancho chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Old El Paso® green or mild red enchilada sauce


  • 8 taco shells or corn tortillas heated as directed on box
  • 1 (4 ounce) chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 lime wedges
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Prep, 15 m; Cook, 21 m; Ready In, 36 m

  1. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and chicken; cook about 1 minute or until onion is tender. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cook uncovered about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Spoon chicken mixture into taco shells; top with remaining ingredients.

Catherine Contreras

Catherine Contreras is a proud San Antonio, Texas native with a passion for craft beer and inappropriate banter. She brings one new and hilarious podcast episode to over 3,000 listeners every week. Each episode highlights Texas craft beer and is filled with inappropriate and side splitting comedy. She is also a proud member of the BarbacoApparel family. A San Antonio based apparel company that caters to Texans and Texans at heart.