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BBQ Chicken Street Tacos

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On May 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm In chicken,Gluten Free,Recipes,Slow Cooker | 3 Comments

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan [3]. Please note the following about the way that the recipe is written below and how it is written in the plan. The recipe below is written for 1 meal. The plan calls for the recipe to be doubled, so I suggest that you cook the chicken and BBQ sauce for both meals at the same time, then you can eat one portion when you cook it, and freeze the other half for later. 

It’s my favorite ‘CPK pizza flavors’ wrapped in a corn tortilla y’all. Ever since the days of traveling through the Miami airport and beelining it to the CPK for this pizza [4], I’ve adored these flavor combination…in part because of the flavor, and in part because of the happy memories they bring back from our traveling back and forth to the Dominican Republic.

BBQ sauce – fresh cilantro leaves – red onion – gouda or sharp cheddar.

Seriously, I might start drooling just thinking about these flavors. Combine all these great flavors in a corn tortilla and you’ve got your next ‘Mexican night’ dinner. Even though it’s not really Mexican food, we can pretend that it is because it’s all wrapped in a corn tortilla.

(I tagged this recipe as gluten free, so just be sure your corn tortillas are GF and the BBQ sauce is GF too!)

Recent ‘Street Taco’ Recipes

I call these recipes ‘street tacos’ because they use a corn tortilla, which is typical for a street taco or food truck taco.

BBQ Chicken Pizza [4] that inspired these tacos.

Finally, I recommend making extra BBQ chicken in the slow cooker (doubling or tripling), letting it cool and freezing it in a plastic baggie. You can then use it for these BBQ Chicken Topped Potatoes [7] or BBQ Chicken Quesadillas [8].  The recipe below is written for 1 lb of chicken, so feel free to double or triple to make your next BBQ chicken dinner a little faster to prepare

And really, this is the last thing…the cheese. Let’s talk about the cheese for a minute. I used a sharp cheddar shredded cheese because that’s what I had on hand, but I think a smoky mozzarella or (if you want to splurge) cut up pieces of a smoked gouda cheese.

BBQ Chicken Street Tacos

Inspired by BBQ Chicken Pizza [4]

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 25 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours in slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs ($2.19)
  • about 2/3 cup BBQ sauce ($.25)
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped ($.40)
  • Small bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped ($.15)
  • about 1 cup shredded cheese, sharp cheddar, mozzarella or preferred cheese variety ($1.25)
  • 8-12 corn tortillas ($.50)
  • Fresh fruit or veggie (We had these with a $.99 cantaloupe!)

Directions

  • Place the chicken breast in the slow cooker with the BBQ sauce plus about 1/2 cup of water. (I prefer to add a little extra moisture in the slow cooker when adding BBQ sauce to keep it from burning around the edges.) Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Or high for 6 hours.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, use a fork or stand mixer to shred the chicken, adding some sauce in to keep all the BBQ flavor with the chicken.
  • Prepare the onion and cilantro.
  • Assemble the tacos by loading one (or two, if they are flimpsy and tear!) corn tortilla with the shredded BBQ chicken and the red onion, cilantro and cheese toppings.
  • Serve BBQ Chicken Street Tacos with fresh fruit or veggies.

Cost $5.73


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