Chicken Tinga Tacos
I grew up in a college town plus my family’s alma mater was a 2 hour drive away, so tailgating is in my blood. If we weren’t spending the weekend with family or sharing a hotel with friends to watch the game live, it was on TV at home.
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Midwest college football fans are a bit fanatical! lol
We still support my home teams with the same enthusiasm!
And the menu is anything but boring with delicious recipes like my Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos made with flavorful El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce from Fry’s Food Store.
And if these tacos aren’t spicy enough for you, add a dash of your favorite El Yucateco® sauce for extra heat.
We love that El Yucateco® is the #1 authentic habanero hot sauce.
We decided to keep things simple on the taco toppings folks.
I know you are used to seeing a variety but cilantro, diced white onions and a squeeze of lime make my taste buds sing!
How simple is this dish folks. El Yucateco® Chipotle Hot Sauce would be a great addition in this recipe as well.
Part of the experience tailgating as a kid was always the road trip with full tailgate for away games!
Tailgate Travel Tips
You have to get creative with tailgating on the road otherwise you end up bored, uncomfortable, usually cold and eating the same grilled chicken or sub sandwiches.
Follow these tips and you will be able to enjoy these Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos just about anywhere.
Cooler Packing Tips
Approach packing your tailgating like a small military mission.
Start by writing down EVERYTHING you think you might need for your away game experience. Don’t worry if it is super long, you can always leave things out!
One hack we had for slow cooker goodies was to prep the recipe at home. Just assemble everything for these Chicken Tinga Tacos in the slow cooker then pack it on ice in the cooler.
It traveled well and eliminated the need for containers of ingredients. Once we got to our destination we’d plug the slow cooker in for the win!
When you are pack your cooler put items that need to stay coldest on bottom and work your way up. Start with a layer of ice then your meats and casseroles (or slow cookers).
DIY Condiment Carrier
Once you are all packed, load up a playlist of your favorite game day tunes and hit the road in style!
We like to ditch our electronics while in the car in favor of some of our favorite classic road trip games likes I Spy, the alphabet game and the kiddo’s favorite, slug bug!
How are you going to use El Yucateco® Hot Sauces to amp up your game day experience?
Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos Recipe
- 2 pounds chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 small white onion finely diced
- 1 small green bell pepper finely diced
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 2 large bay leaves
- 3 tablespoons El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce
- Dice white onion for garnish
- Chopped cilantro for garnish
- Limes wedges for garnish
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 until chicken is done.
- Shred meat with forks.
- Serve on warm tortillas with desired toppings.