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Smoked Chicken Tacos

Smoked chicken tacos is a great way to put a twist on your next taco Tuesday. Or any day that ends in “y” for that matter.

It adds a great smoky BBQ flavor and an excellent way to re-use your smoked chicken leftovers!

A great way to use smoked chicken, is throwing it in a taco! Smoked Chicken tacos take a twist on Taco Tuesday, and make a great leftover chicken idea!

If you can’t tell I LOVE TACOS. They’re always my “I have no idea what to do for dinner” dinner idea. There hasn’t been a single time I’ve suggested tacos and had any meltdowns in the house over the thought.

A great way to use smoked chicken, is throwing it in a taco! Smoked Chicken tacos take a twist on Taco Tuesday, and make a great leftover chicken idea!

What makes this amazing, is this can totally be a leftover idea. Yes, you can totally smoke chicken fresh for this recipe, which is a great idea for the weekend.

But if you’re smoking chicken over the weekend, and have extra. Save it for these smoked chicken tacos.

A great way to use smoked chicken, is throwing it in a taco! Smoked Chicken tacos take a twist on Taco Tuesday, and make a great leftover chicken idea!

If you’re smoking chicken specifically for this recipe, I recommend using my bbq dry rub and using apple wood. Smoke low and slow at 220-250 F for about 2-3 hours until the internal temp hits 165 F.

A great way to use smoked chicken, is throwing it in a taco! Smoked Chicken tacos take a twist on Taco Tuesday, and make a great leftover chicken idea!

I love doing tacos street taco style, with a little cilantro onion and radish. Feel free to add your own twist to these smoked chicken tacos and make it your own!

Smoked Chicken Tacos

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 228kcal
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Ingredients

For the Chicken

For the tacos

  • 8 tortillas
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Instructions

  • Preheat smoker or grill to 220F with apple wood. Liberally coat chicken with BBQ rub. Smoke until internal temperature is 165 F; about 3 hours. Remove and let rest for 15 minutes. 
  • Chop chicken in to 1/4 inch pieces. Serve on tortilla with cilantro, onion, radish and salsa. Or use your own favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3.6% | Vitamin C: 3.2% | Calcium: 4.5% | Iron: 8.2%
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!