Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Theo Vamvounakis
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

Cabbage and apple slaw adds a nice crunch. When you pair the slaw with beer-braised chicken, the tacos take on a German flair.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan, flesh side down; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over; cook 2 minutes. Combine beer, flour, and sugar in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Slowly add beer mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 15 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Remove chicken from bones; shred. Discard bones. Bring cooking liquid to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Return chicken to pan; toss to coat.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp (about 8 minutes). Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble. Add 1 tablespoon drippings to a medium bowl. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil, vinegar, and mustard to drippings in bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add bacon, cabbage, and apple; toss to coat.

Step 3

Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium-high heat directly on the eye of a burner for about 15 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Arrange about 1/4 cup chicken mixture in center of each tortilla, and top with about 1/4 cup cabbage mixture.

Ratings & Reviews

lbelli01's Review

May 19, 2013
Kids even liked these. Amazing. I used rotisserie chicken and guiness.

cladner11's Review

May 13, 2013
Excellent recipe. I chose Fat Tire Amber Ale because I prefer it to brown ale. Very good and very filling.

08rose's Review

September 17, 2013
This was really, really tasty! I used Newcastle Brown Ale and followed the recipe exactly (except my chicken thighs took longer to cook). The ale + apple + bacon + cider vinegar (in the slaw) all work well together for a decidedly non-Mexican take on tacos. This could easily be made low carb by eliminating the tortillas and just serving the chicken with the slaw. I'll be making this again!

jostrei's Review

April 14, 2013
This was a really tasty recipe. I changed some things including: I used boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins, I added a chopped jalapeno to the chicken while it was cooking, and I used only 2 strips of bacon. The meal was very tasty, the chicken was tender, the apple and bacon went really well together. I would make this again but would consider making it with a different beer (not a huge fan of brown ales).