It has been a busy year at my house and now summer is almost upon us. I hadn’t really thought of putting anything together for Memorial Day, since I will be away at a wedding. However, I did get a lot of requests for something that can be thrown together quickly and still be great. I have the perfect plan!

When you think about Memorial Day most people think about the traditional beginning of the summer and thus BBQ season. This year it has been a little cooler than usual in my hood, so a barbecue doesn’t really seem appealing. How about a taco/burrito bar theme? This is great because my recipe is mostly done in the slow cooker and you can use the guacamole recipe from my Cinco de Mayo post. I like this particular recipe because it frees me up to be with my guest, not in the kitchen.

Slow Cooker Lime/Beer Shredded Chicken
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Chicken breasts are slow cooked in lime juice and beer with lots of herbs a garlic that gives a great flavor. This is good base for tacos, burritos, salads and all sorts of things.
Servings Prep Time
4-8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Slow Cooker Lime/Beer Shredded Chicken
Print Recipe
Chicken breasts are slow cooked in lime juice and beer with lots of herbs a garlic that gives a great flavor. This is good base for tacos, burritos, salads and all sorts of things.
Servings Prep Time
4-8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Chop your herb(s) and wrap in cheesecloth to make a bouquet garni. This step is optional. My family doesn't like to see the herbs, so I use this method.
  2. Drizzle olive oil in bottom of slow cooker.
  3. Add the chicken and pour lime juice and beer over. You may need more to cover.
  4. Throw in your garlic, salt, pepper and herbs.
  5. Cook on slow for 6-8 hours. You can cook on high for 4 hours if needed.
  6. Using two forks, shred chicken while it is still hot.
  7. Serve as a filling for tacos, burritos, salads or get creative. Enjoy!
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