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Barbecue Chicken Tacos

Barbecue Chicken Tacos

  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


Barbecue chicken gets re purposed and tossed with homemade corn salsa for delicious and easy barbecue chicken tacos.



For the chicken

  • 1 pound of cooked barbecued chicken*
  • or
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of any kind of barbecue sauce
  • tablespoon of garlic powder
  • tablespoon of chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salsa

  • 1 ear of corn on the cob, cooked
  • 1 jalapeno
  • the juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 clove of pressed garlic
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of Mexican style shredded cheese, divided


  1. If using leftover chicken, skip ahead to making the salsa.
  2. Sprinkle 2 chicken breasts with garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper. Pour one cup of barbecue sauce on the chicken breast and toss the chicken in it until coated. Let marinate in the fridge for at least a half an hour but up to overnight.
  3. Cook on the grill until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees (about 6 minutes per side). Brush on additional sauce while grilling if desired.
  4. Set aside when done.
  5. For the salsa
  6. Dice the tomato and avocado and set in a bowl.
  7. Remove kernels from corn by sliding a knife down the sides of the corn. Combine corn with the avocado and tomato.
  8. Cut the jalapeno in half length wise. Remove the seeds and white ribbing from the inside and discard. Dice the rest of the jalapeno and add to the corn, avocado, and tomato.
  9. Zest a lime on top of your veggies, then add the juice of the lime and toss together, making sure to coat the veggies thoroughly.
  10. Finish by adding one pressed garlic clove, 4 chopped scallions, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss together.
  11. To assemble tacos
  12. Place desired amount of barbecue chicken in corn tortilla.
  13. Top with as much salsa as desired.
  14. Garnish with shredded Mexican cheese.
  15. Enjoy.


*If following a gluten free diet, check your barbecue sauce and corn tortillas to make sure they are gluten free.

  • Category: dinner ideas
  • Method: grilled
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex, Mexican, American

Keywords: barbecue chicken tacos, chicken tacos, corn salsa