BBQ Chicken Tacos

BBQ Chicken tacos

Red Cactus BBQ Chicken Tacos 

Everyone loves Taco Tuesday but what about Taco Tuesday with a twist? We’ve incorporated some BBQ sauce to help us change things up a bit.  Our Red Cactus BBQ Chicken Tacos are made with shredded chicken that has been simmered with Red Cactus Seasoning, BBQ sauce, then topped with corn salsa, avocado, sour cream and more!

With only three ingredients to get going in the slow cooker you will have time to start this dinner even on days when you have to rush out the door. Chicken, seasoning and BBQ sauce may sound unusual for a taco base, but hey, isn’t different what we’re going for here?!

Our Red Cactus BBQ Chicken tacos are made with shredded chicken that has been simmered with Red Cactus Seasoning, BBQ sauce, and Red Cactus Jalapenos  (if desired), then topped with a homemade corn salsa, Red Cactus Salsa, making them perfection. Pour cheese on top, serve with sour cream, avocado, or whatever you prefer, these make for one great lunch or dinner.

Course: Dinner, Lunch

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: BBQ Chicken taco, chicken taco, taco, taco Tuesday

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours 20 minutes

Total Time: 7 hours 30 minutes

What you’ll need: 



  • Add chicken to slow cooker and sprinkle well with Red Cactus Seasoning
  • Top with 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • Add 1/2 jar of Red Cactus Jalapenos (if desired)
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred using 2 forks
  • Add a ladle or two of the cooking juices and discard remaining (you want it to be juicy but not too juicy)
  • Mix with additional 1/2 cup BBQ sauce and return to slow cooker on keep warm setting until ready to serve
  • Add thawed corn to large bowl
  • Add remaining ingredients and toss until combined, adding salt and pepper to taste
  • Heat corn tortillas according to package directions and serve loaded up with chicken, salsa, and any other toppings you desire!


We cooked this on low for 7 hours in our 4 quart multi cooker. But you could also use an instant-pot or other pressure cooker. Or, simply bake ans shred chicken.

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