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Beergarita Chicken Tacos

I was at my friend's bachelorette party the first time I had a beergarita, and I loved it! It was the inspiration for these delicious chicken tacos. I love that they have traditional taco flavors with a fun twist from the margarita! —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) Mexican beer or chicken broth
  • 1 cup thawed nonalcoholic margarita mix
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 12 taco shells
  • Optional toppings: Shredded pepper jack cheese, minced fresh cilantro, thinly sliced radishes and sour cream


  • Combine the first 11 ingredients in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker; top with chicken. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
  • Remove chicken; shred with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker; heat through. Using a slotted spoon, serve in taco shells with toppings as desired. Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture and juices in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add broth if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
2 tacos: 294 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • michelemary
    Nov 10, 2020

    We have made this recipe three times now and every time we say how much we love the flavor. There is no taste of the beer, no sweetness from the margarita frozen mix, only a wonderful blend of flavor. The chicken does need to be drained well from the cooking liquid or taco shells will be soggy, but it is well worth the tiny bit of time that takes.