Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos with Peach Salsa

You know I just can’t stop when it comes to food themes on the blog.

Summertime means peaches. So how about some Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos with Peach Salsa

There was my honey mustard kick with these Brussels sprouts, this dressing & salad, and these chicken tenders. Then came the bean kick with this casserole, baked beans, and burgers. Now I am all about the Mexican food!


Some of you might be raising your eyebrows because let’s be honest when do I not love some Mexican food?! Last week it was this salad. Today I brought you these Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos with Peach Salsa. And next week well I would let it be a surprise…but I am not very good at keeping them so check back for some Cherry Margaritas.

See I told you I get a little crazy with food themes.

Who knew beer, chicken, and peaches could all taste so good together

And what better way to celebrate Taco Thursday again? Especially after what we endured the last few weeks. And did I mention I got strep this week? I am pretty sure our house has hit the sickness quota for the next month…or at least I pray we have!

So much for giving you a recipe this week and catching up on Friday Feedings…I guess there’s always next week right?

Easy Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos with a quick Peach Salsa

I first thought of these tacos when I had a fruit salsa on some black bean tostadas awhile back. That got those food blogger wheels a turning. I realized I only have one salsa recipe on the blog – well two if you count this one. That needed to change, so this peach salsa came to fruition.

This of course all paired well when I found Abita Peach Harvest beer. But any kind of citrus fruit beer will do. I can also recommend Blue Moon (which is always in season), Goose Island Summer Ale or Bell’s Oberon Ale.

Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos with Peach Salsa
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds chicken breast
  • 1 bottle of beer*
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoons Ancho chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Corn tortillas
Peach Salsa
  • ⅔ cup chopped Roma tomatoes (about 2-3)
  • ¾ cup chopped peaches (1-2 depending on size)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Combine beer, cumin, smoked paprika, onion powder, chili powder and lime juice in bowl. Then pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low 6 to 7 hours until it is cooked through. Then shred chicken and let it cook in the juices for another 15 minutes.
  4. While shredded chicken is still cooking combine all of the ingredients of the salsa and set aside.
  5. Place chicken in tortillas and top with peach salsa.
Notes
*I used Abita Peach Lager (but if it's not in season choose a sweeter beer) - can also substitute for 1.5 cups chicken stock

 

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Comments

  1. we are having taco tonight!! I’ll be trying this recipe next time!! drooling!!!

  2. These tacos look so mouthwatering! Love that salsa!

  3. Those sound mouthwatering, yum!

  4. LOVE that you used beer in this recipe! 🙂 And that peach salsa is perfection.

  5. I am loving the peach salsa over chicken tacos idea! So summery and delicious!

  6. This would be perfect for our taco Tuesdays!