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:
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….
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…
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…
Mix shredded chicken in the sauce and let sit on low while you cut up the toppings (garnishes)….
For garnishes (toppings), we used:
- Green Bell Pepper
- Cheese (shredded)
- fresh tomatoes, diced
- green onions, slilced
- 8-inch flour tortillas
Place the chicken and the garnishes inside the tortillas and fold over (or wrap up) and Enjoy!
These are also great as quesadillas! 🙂