Beer-Cider-Enchilada Braised Chicken Tacos with Apple-Pomegranate Salsa
This combination of fall flavors is perfect for any occasion.
Servings Prep Time
6hungry people 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 6hours
Servings Prep Time
6hungry people 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 6hours
Ingredients
Beer-Cider-Enchilada Braised Chicken
Apple-Pomegranate Salsa
For Assembly
Instructions
Beer-Cider-Enchilada Braised Chicken
  1. Combine all ingredients for the chicken in a slow cooker. Put the lid on and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4-6 hours.
  2. After at least 4 hours (depending upon the setting you choose), shred the chicken (you can use forks, claws, or even a stand mixer), and return to the slow cooker. Turn heat up to high for 30 mins or so to thicken the sauce.
Apple-Pomegranate Salsa
  1. While chicken is cooking, make the apple-pomegranate salsa. But be careful not to make too far ahead of time as the apples can lose their crispness.
  2. To extract the arils from the pomegranate, cut off the top. You really just want to cut off the knob. Be careful not to knick any of the arils. Then, cut four shallow slits on the pomegranate’s skin, being careful once again not to cut too deep so as not to damage the arils. Place the pomegranate in a large bowl of water and break it up into four sections. Still submerged, use your fingers to separate the arils from the membrane. The membrane should float to the top while the arils sink to the bottom. That’s it! You’ve successfully de-arilized a pomegranate!
  3. Combine all the ingredients for the salsa in a bowl and mix together. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
For Assembly
  1. Grill or heat the tortillas in a fry pan. I like grilling the tortillas because it makes it crisps it up well enough to hold up to the filling.
  2. Place your desired amount of shredded chicken on a tortilla and top with the cheddar cheese. Add the apple-pomegranate salsa and sprinkle with cotija cheese. Give a spritz of lime, if desired. That’s it!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest.