Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Prepare these easy tacos for taco night in under an hour!
  • Total Time 30 Minutes
  • Prep Time 10 Minutes
  • Servings 6
  • Ingredients 7


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast or thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup of your favorite beer
  • 1 packet Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (4 oz.) can Old El Paso™ diced green chiles
  • 6-12 Old El Paso™ flour tortillas, warmed
  • Fresh toppings for serving


Step 1 Heat a large skillet or braiser over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and once hot, add chicken and sear on both sides until lightly browned and golden.

Step 2 Reduce the heat to low and slowly pour in the beer. Add taco seasoning and green chiles. Cover skillet/braiser and cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and easily shreddable.

Step 3 Allow chicken to cool slightly and then shred with two forks or your hands.

Step 4 Divide chicken between warmed taco shells and top with desired toppings.

Expert Tips

Try adding your favorite spice blends and seasoning mixes to the chicken to spice it up a bit!
The chicken can also be used for other dishes like enchiladas, Mexican tortilla pie and chili.
Make it FRESH toppings: tomato salsa or pico de gallo, lettuce, diced avocado, fresh lime wedges, crumbled queso fresco cheese.