Crockpot Cheddar Beer Chicken Tacos

crockpot cheddar beer chicken tacos
From How Sweet It Is


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
3/4 cup beer (I used Blue Moon)
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1-1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup freshly grated Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
taco shells or tortillas
Toppings: Greek yogurt (or sour cream), avocado, cilantro, salsa, onion, lettuce

In a bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, caynne pepper, salt and pepper. Measure the 3/4 cup of beer and stir 1-1/2 tablespoons of spices into the beer. 

Place the chicken in the crockpot. Pour the beer mixture over the top. Cook on low for 4-6 hours (mine was done closer to 4 hours). The time will depend on the size of your chicken breasts.

When cooked, remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred. Do not drain the liquid in the crockpot. Add the chicken back to the liquid and mix until combined (there shouldn't be much leftover liquid, although the chicken will be moist). Leave in the crockpot to cook for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and immediately mix in the shredded cheese. Assemble the tacos as desired.