Chicken tacos

Want an amazing recipe for a date night? Try these chicken tacos from scratch, make your own wheat tacos too!

Chicken tacos

This is so tasty, that every time we make it, we can’t stop eating it until we are exploding. The spice mix gives it the Mexica flavour and the toppings can be anything that comes to your mind! We like to use some marinated onions in vinegar water for an hour before, some yoghurt, lots of fresh cilantro!

As you will see, we use a lot of nontraditional Mexican ingredients, like feta for the cheese, because we want to make the recipe as accessible as possible for people living in big cities and in small towns where certain traditional Mexican ingredients might not be available. But we suggest you improvise and make this recipe your own. A hot sauce also gives a nice touch to this one!

Chicken tacos

Chicken tacos

The tastiest recipe for chicken tacos with fresh produce you can always find at your local market. Excellent for parties too!
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people


Shredded chicken

  • 500 g chicken I advise not to use only chicken breast, because it will be dry
  • 250 ml beer
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • ยฝ tbsp coriander ground
  • ยฝ tbsp cumin ground
  • ยฝ tsp ajรญ or other chili pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt to season
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin

Cabbage and carrot slaw

  • 300 g cabbage you can use purple or normal
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • salt to season

Extra optional topping ideas

  • feta cheese
  • yoghurt
  • marinated onions in vinagre water
  • fresh cilantro


  • wheat or corn flour tacos Find the recipe for wheat tacos on our blog


Shredded chicken

  • Brown the chicken from all sides in a bigger pot, a dutch oven, if possible.
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  • Take the browned chicken out and on a medium heat brown the onions and garlic.
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  • Add the spices and brown for another 5min.
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  • Add the beer to deglaze everything and cook for 5min more.
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  • Put the browned chicken inside and cook for 40min until completely tender and the sauce has reduced. When the chicken is cooked, with the help of two forks shred the meat in small pieces.
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Cabbage and carrot slaw

  • Grate the carrot and cabbage. Add some salt and lemon and massage with your hands.
Keyword Chicken, tacos

Leave all the ingredients on the table so each one can make their own tacos with the topics they prefer. We hope you will enjoy these as much as we do!


Graduate in Gastronomic Sciences, Q Arabica Grader, WSET L2 in wine. Obsessed with cooking new recipes, I love visiting producers and travel for food!

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