Thursday 21 May 2015

Old El Paso - Beer Braised Chicken Tacos

On a Saturday night we always like to have something special and different for tea.....This week was no exception only this time we had some help from Old El Paso....

On the menu was Beer Braised Chicken Tacos....

Ingredients Needed:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
450g Chicken Breasts, sliced
2 tsp Old El Paso Smoky BBQ Fajita Seasoning Mix
250ml Mexican beer of your choice
Pinch of salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chilli powder
1 jar of Old El Paso Thick ‘n’ Chunky Mild Salsa (or Hot if you’d prefer)
12 Old El Paso Crunchy Taco Shells, heated as directed on box
1 jar of Old El Paso Sliced Green Jalapenos
1 bottle of Old El Paso™ Cool Soured Cream Topping
25g chopped fresh coriander
2 limes, cut in wedges

Heat oven to 180⁰C (it’s still 180⁰C for fan assisted ovens), gas mark 4
In large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Add onion and chicken; sprinkle over the BBQ seasoning mix and cook for about 1 minute or until onion is tender.
Stir in the beer, chili powder, cumin, salt and salsa. Heat to boiling.
Reduce heat to low; cook uncovered for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is thoroughly cooked
Meanwhile, place the taco shells open end down on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 2-3 minutes.

I am not an expert at cooking but I found this so easy to make......

At each of the stages off cooking it kept smelling better and better.....Then it was time to dish it up....I did worry that the filling would be too runny and make the tacos soggy but they stayed nice and crispy....Hooray!

 We are wimps when it comes to anything hot and spicy so we didn't add the jalapenos...I put chopped peppers on instead....We did use the Soured Cream Topping which was delicious....Very creamy and cooling....

It's not the quickest of meals to make as the taco filling has to simmer for 20 minutes or so and needs stirring but it was worth the effort....Every last bite was eaten by all of us and it was thoroughly enjoyed....It is something I will make again as we all found it so tasty....I think we need to eat more Mexican food!

I was sent the ingredients to make this recipe free of charge but this is my honest review....All opinions are my own! 


  1. I love Tacos but they are so messy to eat aren't they.

  2. I love Mexican food of all sorts, these look really tasty

  3. Oh these look and sound amazing , we love tacos but have never tried these ones xx