Chicken Birria Tacos


Tired of the same old taco nights? Prepare yourself for a culinary adventure with our sensational Chicken Birria Tacos Fiesta Extravaganza! These tacos elevate the taco experience by incorporating succulent chicken thighs bathed in a rich, aromatic, and flavor-packed sauce. Wondering what makes Birria Tacos stand out? We’ll delve into the genius concept of stuffing tender, juicy birria meat into tacos and using the consommé as a delectable dipping sauce. Brace yourself for an explosion of flavors!

Ingredients Needed:

Sweet Sauce Sensation:

Red enchilada sauce

Coke (Dr. Pepper or Root Beer for a twist)

Brown sugar

Garlic powder



Rotisserie Chicken Bliss:

Pre-shredded or whole rotisserie chicken

Chili powder

Smoked paprika


Cheese Extravaganza:

Shredded Mexican cheese blend (fiesta blend)

Corn tortillas (Vista Hermosa brand recommended)

Vegetable oil for frying

Pro Tips:

Achieve crunchy perfection by crisping up the chicken in a cast-iron skillet.

Opt for the real deal soda in the sweet sauce for the best flavor and texture.

Microwave tortillas briefly before frying to enhance pliability.

Enhance tortilla flavor by using a blend of oil and sauce during frying.

Save a portion of the sweet sauce for individual dipping bowls.

Making the Taco Masterpiece

Toss seasoned meat in a cast iron pan with a dash of vegetable oil, browning the chicken before transferring it into the pot with the sauce.

Keep the cast iron pan on medium-high heat, add oil and sauce, then cook tortillas briefly. Fill with chicken and cheese, fold, and brown on each side.

Serve with extra sauce and a side of pico de gallo.

Strategies for Culinary Prowess: Prepping Ahead and Storage Mastery

Prep sweet sauce a few days ahead for convenience.

Pico de gallo can be prepared in the morning to intensify flavors.

Assemble and fry tacos just before serving for optimal freshness.

Preservation Info:

Assembled and fried tacos last a day in the fridge.

Reheat by microwaving for 30 seconds.

Leftover chicken can be refrigerated for 3-4 days for future taco escapades.

Chicken Birria Tacos

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Quick and Easy Chicken Birria Tacos Recipe.


  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika

  • 2 teaspoons Cumin

  • 2 Cups Shredded Mexican Cheese

  • 12 Corn Tortillas

  • Vegetable Oil

  • For the Sweet Sauce:
  • 1 Can Red Enchilada Sauce (10oz)

  • 1 Cup Coke

  • 2 1/3 Cups Light Brown Sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon Water

  • For Tacos:
  • 10-14 corn tortillas

  • 6 ounces cheese, shredded

  • ½ onion, diced

  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped

  • Lime wedges


  • Remove seeds and stems from dried chiles, simmer in a pot with onion, tomatoes, and a bay leaf. Blend the mixture after cooling.
  • In a pot, heat oil and cook seasoned chicken thighs until browned. Set aside.
  • Blend chiles, veggies, and liquid with chicken broth, garlic, oregano, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, and salt until smooth.
  • Heat the pot with chicken, pour in blended sauce, add apple cider vinegar and bay leaf. Simmer until chicken is cooked through.
  • Whisk together cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
  • In a separate pot, combine enchilada sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, and Coke. Bring to a boil, whisk in cornstarch mixture, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over shredded chicken and toss to coat.
  • Assemble tacos with shredded chicken, cheese, onions, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
  • Equipment: Staub Cast Iron Skillet, Tongs

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 376kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 57g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 355mg
  • Potassium: 151mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 44g
  • Calcium: 278mg
  • Iron: 1mg

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