I found this recipe lurking in the depth of my "To Try" folder, and I had some random beers hiding in my frig needing to be used. It felt weird to be cracking open a beer at 10 am.
Once time for dinner came, the chicken shredded up nicely, and the flavor of the chicken in the beer/taco seasoning mix was really good! I was very surprised and pleased.
The original recipe had a can of corn and black beans, but I like to keep things separate. My four year old will eat more if I do it that way, although I served corn on the side. We skipped the tortillas and ate it as taco salads.
Slow Cooker Mexican Beer Chicken
recipe adapted from Baking Serendipity
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (chicken thighs would work well, too)
1 cup salsa
1 12 oz bottle beer
1 packet taco seasoning (or 3 tablespoons homemade)
Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Top with salsa.
Pour beer into a tall glass, and dissolve taco seasoning in beer. (Make sure you use a container that gives you a lot of head room - mine foamed over once I added the taco seasoning!) Pour into slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred chicken with two forks. Drizzle with a little of the cooking liquid and serve.