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  • Beer Braised Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Relish
 
  • Beer Braised Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Relish
 

Beer Braised Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Relish

Beer Braised Chicken Tacos with Jalape
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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time30 mins
  • Cook time30 mins
  • Serves8 - 12
  • HardwoodPecan

We're giving you something to taco bout. These wood-fired chicken thighs are braised in a chipotle beer sauce, loaded onto tortillas and served with a homemade jalapeño relish, queso and cilantro.

Ingredients

Jalapeño Relish:

  • 3 Jalapeños, SEEDED AND DICED
  • 1/4 cup RED ONION, FINELY DICED
  • 1 clove GARLIC, MINCED
  • 2/3 cup WHITE WINE VINEGAR
  • 1/3 cup WATER
  • 4 tbsp SUGAR
  • 4 tbsp SALT

Pickled Cabbage:

  • 2 cups SHREDDED RED CABBAGE
  • 1/2 cup WHITE WINE VINEGAR
  • 2 tbsp SALT
  • 2 tbsp SUGAR

Braised Chicken:

  • 2 LBS BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN THIGHS
  • 1 tbsp OLIVE OIL
  • 1 TSP SALT
  • 1 TSP BLACK PEPPER
  • 1/2 YELLOW ONION, SMALL DICE
  • 1 Jalapeño, DESEEDED AND CHOPPED
  • 1 clove GARLIC, MINCED
  • 1 TSP CHILI POWDER
  • 1 TSP GARLIC POWDER
  • 4 tbsp ADOBO SAUCE
  • 1 EA CHIPOTLE CHILE IN ADOBO
  • JUICE OF 2 LIMES
  • 1 (12 OZ) CAN MODELO BEER

Tacos:

  • 8-12 small FLOUR TORTILLAS
  • COTIJA CHEESE
  • CILANTRO
  • YOUR FAVORITE HOT SAUCE

Jalapeño Relish:

  • 3 Jalapeños, SEEDED AND DICED
  • 1/4 cup RED ONION, FINELY DICED
  • 1 clove GARLIC, MINCED
  • 2/3 cup WHITE WINE VINEGAR
  • 1/3 cup WATER
  • 4 tbsp SUGAR
  • 4 tbsp SALT

Pickled Cabbage:

  • 2 cups SHREDDED RED CABBAGE
  • 1/2 cup WHITE WINE VINEGAR
  • 2 tbsp SALT
  • 2 tbsp SUGAR

Braised Chicken:

  • 2 LBS BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN THIGHS
  • 1 tbsp OLIVE OIL
  • 1 TSP SALT
  • 1 TSP BLACK PEPPER
  • 1/2 YELLOW ONION, SMALL DICE
  • 1 Jalapeño, DESEEDED AND CHOPPED
  • 1 clove GARLIC, MINCED
  • 1 TSP CHILI POWDER
  • 1 TSP GARLIC POWDER
  • 4 tbsp ADOBO SAUCE
  • 1 EA CHIPOTLE CHILE IN ADOBO
  • JUICE OF 2 LIMES
  • 1 (12 OZ) CAN MODELO BEER

Tacos:

  • 8-12 small FLOUR TORTILLAS
  • COTIJA CHEESE
  • CILANTRO
  • YOUR FAVORITE HOT SAUCE

Preparation

While the chicken is braising, make the jalapeño relish. Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive dish and set aside. To make the pickled cabbage, combine all ingredients in a non-reactive dish and set aside. Transfer both the relish and pickled red onion to the refrigerator and let sit a couple hours to overnight.

Season chicken thighs generously with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place chicken thighs skin side down and brown in batches. Remove from heat and set aside.

Add 1 Tbsp butter to the dutch oven and set over medium-high heat. When butter is melted, add onion and jalapeño and sauté 3-5 minutes until translucent. Add minced garlic and sauté 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Add chili powder, adobo sauce, chipotle chile and lime juice. Add chicken thighs back to the dutch oven and pour in beer.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 - 15 minutes.

Place dutch oven in the grill and braise for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender and falls apart. Remove chicken from braising liquid and shred.

To build the tacos, place shredded chicken on tortilla, top with jalapeño relish, cabbage, cotija, cilantro and finish with hot sauce. Enjoy!

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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time30 mins
  • Cook time30 mins
  • Serves8 - 12
  • HardwoodPecan

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