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Crockpot Cheddar Beer Tacos

Crockpot Cheddar Beer Tacos

I’m in Orlando this week for a friend’s wedding and to visit with family so I am going to make this post quick!

My ranch chicken tacos are one of the most popular recipes on my blog. It’s such an easy recipe, but it is one of our favorite dinners to make. It’s a great weeknight meal since you use the slow cooker. I love meals that my husband can prep for us when I know I am going to have a long day at work.

Crockpot Cheddar Beer Tacos

I have had these cheddar beer tacos on my list for a while. Since we love the chicken ranch tacos so much, I figured this recipe would also be a hit. I was a little worried that the beer flavor would be overwhelming. I don’t hate beer, but it’s not my favorite (except for certain ones anyway) and my husband does not like it at all. I was pleasantly surprised to find that you really can’t taste the beer too much. The chicken is so moist and after tossing in some sharp white cheddar cheese, it’s taco heaven!

Crockpot Cheddar Beer Tacos

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Crockpot Cheddar Beer Tacos

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours


  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup beer (pale or amber ale)
  • 1 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. 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 cheddar cheese + more for topping (I used a sharp white cheddar)
  • taco shells
  • desired toppings


  1. Place the chicken breasts into the crockpot.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
  3. Measure out 3/4 cup of the beer. Stir in about 1 1/2 tbs. of the taco seasoning with the beer. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred with a fork. Place the chicken back in with the liquid and it will absorb the liquid (about 10 minutes). You can add additional seasoning if needed.
  5. Right before you are ready to serve, stir in the cheddar cheese.
  6. Remove the chicken and put in a serving bowl. Make tacos with desired toppings!

If you do not want to use beer, you can swap for chicken broth!

Recipe from How Sweet It Is

Crockpot Cheddar Beer Tacos


14 Responses to “Crockpot Cheddar Beer Tacos”

  1. #
    Francesca — June 14, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Looks awesome!!

  2. #
    CCU — June 14, 2013 at 8:55 am

    These tacos look super delish my friend :D
    Queen of the crockpot!


  3. #
    Sister Spice — June 14, 2013 at 10:05 am

    These look AMAZING! What a great twist on a traditional meal!

  4. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 14, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Yummy! Your tacos look amazing! I love using the Crockpot for shredded meat! Have fun in Orlando!

  5. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 14, 2013 at 11:02 am

    So scrumptious! These look awesome, Stephanie. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. #
    cassie — June 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Nothing beats beer in the summer, especially when it involves tacos and cheese. love this!

  7. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — June 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Beer, cheddar, avocado – girl you are singing my SONG!

  8. #
    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — June 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Good gracious those look mighty tasty!! YUM!

  9. #
    Gourmet Getaways — June 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Oh I would love to try this! I have never seen anything like it and it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing, the image is delectable.

  10. #
    Ramona — June 15, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Love doing crockpot meat for tacos because it gives the best texture. This looks light and healthy. Have fun at your friend’s wedding. :)

  11. #
    Ari @ Ari's Menu — June 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I loooove how soft and tender chicken comes out in the crockpot, and with beer?? Yes, please.

  12. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — June 20, 2013 at 3:41 am

    All the good stuff in these tacos. Perfect summer dish with chips and salsa on the side. YUM!


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