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Mexican Beer Chicken Taco Casserole

Mexican Beer Chicken Taco Casserole - your family will love to dig into this taco casserole featuring delicious beer marinated chicken with a homemade guacamole.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken casserole, chicken tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 480kcal

Ingredients

For chicken and marinade

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 can beer I used Modelo
  • 3 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for cooking chicken, only needed if not grilling

For taco casserole

  • 12 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded, or a Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 cup lettuce chopped
  • sour cream

Guacamole

  • 1 avocados
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 5 green onions chopped
  • juice from 2 limes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl add all the ingredients for the marinade (excluding the olive oil)  and whisk lightly. If you plan on grilling the chicken add the entire chicken breasts to the marinade, otherwise cut it into small pieces then add to marinade. Make sure that the chicken is fully submerged in the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for at least an hour up to overnight.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add chicken and cook until chicken is no longer pink and has started to brown. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Arrange tortillas in a 9x13 baking dish. You can also use taco shells or corn tortillas. Fill each tortilla generously with chicken. Sprinkle each taco evenly with cheese. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 10 minutes or until tortillas start to crisp up and cheese has melted. Remove from oven.
  • While tacos are baking you can make the guacamole. Mash the avocado then add remaining guacamole ingredients and mix well.
  • Top each taco with guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.

Notes

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 992mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 3mg