Barbecue Chicken Tacos

I had three chicken breasts sitting in my fridge for 2 days (still frozen) and had no idea what to do with them. I looked through my cookbooks and looked through my blog to decide what else to do….something out of my ordinary, that’s when I came up with Barbecue Chicken Tacos! I know it has been done before but most people use bottled BBQ sauce, throw in the chicken, and call it a day. I didn’t. I made a sauce that has a little tanginess to it and it is very good….it compliments well with the soft flour tortillas and the garnishes. Hope you enjoy!

Makes: 6 tacos (8-inch)

Here’s what you’ll need:

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3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 1-2 pounds of boneless chicken)

1 (8 oz can) tomato sauce

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp butter

1 tsp lemon zest (optional)

1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 garlic clove, minced


Combine all ingredients except chicken, in a large saucepan. Simmer over low-medium heat for 10-15 minutes….

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Add chicken, cover and cook over medium heat for 45-55 minutes (if chicken is frozen), turn chicken over 1/2 way through cooking time…

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Once cooked (internal temperature should read 165 degrees), remove chicken from saucepan (keeping the sauce in the pan), using 2 forks begin shredding chicken and add back to the sauce…

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Mix shredded chicken in the sauce and let sit on low while you cut up the toppings (garnishes)….

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For garnishes (toppings), we used:

  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Cheese (shredded)
  • fresh tomatoes, diced
  • green onions, slilced
  • 8-inch flour tortillas

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Place the chicken and the garnishes inside the tortillas and fold over (or wrap up) and Enjoy!

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These are also great as quesadillas! 🙂

1 Comment

  1. Pingback: Tangy BBQ Wrap « Eat Like A Rabbit Recipes

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