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Slow Cooker Mexican Beer Chicken

Great for entertaining and events. Serve up the chicken in a slow cooker for a casual gathering to keep it warm.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Servings: 12 tacos


  • 2 lbs chicken
  • 1 bottle Corona (12 oz)
  • 1/2 small white onion thinly sliced
  • 4 oz green chiles (1 small can)
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lime
  • fresh cilantro (for garnish, optional)


  • Place the chicken, Corona, onion, green chiles, cumin, jalapeno, and salt in a slow cooker. Make sure the chicken is fully submerged. If not, add either water, stock, or another Corona.
  • Cook in low for at least 8 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the beer mixture. Strain out most of the vegetables and set aside. Reserve 1-2 cups of the beer liquid.
  • Shred the chicken using a mixer or two forks.
  • Add back in the vegetables from the slow cooker as well as 1 cup of the beer liquid. Add the juice of 1/2 lime. Mix to combine. Add additional beer liquid if desired to keep the chicken moist.
  • Keep the chicken warm in a slow cooker for entertaining or serve immediately.


I tend to get approximately 3.5 cups of shredded meat out of 2 pounds.  I aim for around 1/3 cup of meat on a taco, or 1/2 cup for the meat lovers. Easily double this recipe for a party!