Recipe By Old El Paso
Published Jun 8th
Beer-Braised Chicken Tacos
Prep 15m Cook 21m Additional - Ready In 36m
Servings 8 tacos Calories 188.9

Enjoy this Mexican-style dinner featured with chicken, beer, Old El Paso® taco shells and green chiles–a wonderful meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • ¾ cup Mexican beer
  • 1 tablespoon ground ancho chiles
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Old El Paso® green or mild red enchilada sauce
  • 8 Old El Paso® taco shells, heated as directed on box
  • 1 (4 ounce) can Old El Paso® chopped green chiles
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 lime wedges

Cooking Directions

  1. 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. 2 Spoon chicken mixture into taco shells; top with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 188.9
  • Carbohydrate 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol 15.8 mg
  • Fat 12.1 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.6 g
  • Sodium 455 mg
  • Sugar 1.5 g


  1. Made it just like the recipe said. My family loved it!
  2. we love it made a few changes but overall the same
  3. I used a rotisserie chicken and it came out delicious. A tasty filling for flour tortillas or crispy shells. Next time I will make sure to cook rice with it as it would make a great taco bowl!
  4. Easy and tasty. Made it in crock pot with three large breasts. Would use 4 next time. Had extra "juice". i used Trader Joe's enchilada sauce. It was done on high for 4 hours. Thanks for a good different version of chicken taco meat!
  5. I've been looking for a good shredded chicken taco recipe for sometime. This is the one. It tastes rich even though it is relatively quick to make. Three things boost the richness. 1.the ancho chili.... I started with a whole dried chili seeded it and ground in my spice grinder 2. Choice of beer. I - Read more ...
  6. Follow this recipe to the T-. Unfortunately was not fond of it. Will not be making again.
  7. The flavor of this is wonderful but I always want to make for another day so mine had a lot of liquid so I'm going to add rice to sop it up
  8. This was very good. I accidentally put a bit too much beer in and it was a little runny but the taste was delicious. I will be making this again.
  9. We liked this! I didn't follow the recipe fully I just sautéed some onion and added the chicken and put some green chiles enchilada sauce and cheap beer in and let it cook 20 minutes.