Spicy Cider Beer Chicken Enchilada Tacos

Spicy Cider Beer Chicken Enchilada Tacos
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This chicken taco recipe will have your taste buds singing!

• Food & Drink: How-To • Food & Drink: Recipes


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated

  • 1 chipotle chilie in adobo, minced

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or more or less to taste

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 (8 ounce) beer (I used a pumpkin beer)

  • 1/2 cup apple cider, plus more if needed

  • 1/2 -3/4 cup enchilada sauce (homemade or store-bought)

  • 8 warmed flour or corn tortillas, for serving

  • Sharp cheddar cheese + cotija cheese, for serving

  • Avocado, sliced

Step 1

Add all the ingredients for the tacos (minus the cheese + tortillas) to the bowl of your crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Step 2

Shred the chicken and return to the crockpot. If needed cook the chicken on high for 30 minutes with the lid off to help thicken the sauce.


To serve, add the shredded chicken to a warmed taco shell. Top with cheddar and avocado. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and chopped cilantro. Happy taco eating!