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Beer-Marinated Chicken Tacos

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Beer-Marinated Chicken Tacos
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Recipe from Weber's Real Grilling. Used with permission.

Ingredients:

  • Marinade

    • 1 cup dark Mexican beer, such as Negra Modelo
    • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 4 ounces each

  • Guacamole

    Weber's Real Grilling

    • 2 ripe Hass avocados
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 6 flour or corn tortillas (6 to 7 inches)

Directions:

To make the marinade:

In a small bowl, whisk the marinade ingredients. Place the thighs in a large, plastic resealable bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place the bag in a bowl, and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours, turning the bag occasionally.

To make the guacamole:

Scoop the avocado flesh into a medium bowl. Add the lime juice and salt. Using a fork, mash the ingredients together. Cover with plastic wrap, placing it directly on the surface to prevent browning, and refrigerate until about 1 hour before serving.

Remove the thighs from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill over Direct High heat until the meat is firm and the juices run clear, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once or twice. Cut the chicken into thin strips.

Warm the tortillas over Direct Medium heat for about 1 minute, turning once. Pile the sliced chicken inside the tortillas. Top each with a spoonful of guacamole. Serve warm.

Prep time: 20 minutes, Marinating time: 2 to 4 hours, Grilling time: 8 to 10 minutes

Serving Size: Makes 4 to 6 Servings


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