Beer Braised 420 Tacos

This recipe has the best of everything- beer, weed and chicken! It’s the perfect meld of flavors, and a healthy mix of fresh ingredients. Tacos are a wonderful way to include healthy ingredients in your meal easily. They include protein and several different vegetables. Protein is an incredibly important part of each meal. With the poor quality of meat on our shelves and conflicting news reports about the health risks of a red meat diet, many people aren’t getting enough protein. Lack of protein causes a slew of health problems - but the most important thing to know is if you don’t get enough protein your body starts to break down muscle and you get weak and age quicker! So get your protein!

Ingredients
  

  • 4 bone in chicken thighs skinned
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black pepper
  • 3 TBSP medicated extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups brown ale
  • 1 tsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp brown sugar
  • 4 center cut bacon slices
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 Granny Smith apple julienned
  • Shredded havarti cheese
  • 8 x 6 inch tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Heat a skillet over medium high. Coat pan with 1-2 TBSP oil.
  • In separate bowl combine beer, flour, and sugar, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
  • Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until browned.
  • Turn chicken over and cook 2 minutes.
  • Slowly add beer mixture to pan; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 15 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once.
  • Remove chicken from pan and allow to cool.
  • Remove from bones and shred.
  • Bring cooking liquid to a boil, then reduce to 1/3 cup.
  • Return chicken to pan; toss to coat.
  • Cook bacon until crispy.
  • Remove from pan saving 1 TBSP of the drippings and transfer to bowl.
  • Add remaining 1-2 TBSP oil, vinegar, and mustard to drippings and whisk.
  • Coat bacon, carrot, cabbage and apple in oil mix.
  • Heat tortillas in oven on 350 for 5 minutes or until desired crispness.
  • Add chicken to tortillas and top with slaw.
  • Voila! You have a delicious and healthy meal.

Notes

**If you are vegan or vegetarian research how many grams of protein you need and make sure you substitute the chicken out for the appropriate amount of protein.**
You can make the meal healthier by not using shells and creating a taco salad with small thin strips of tortilla. Avocado adds an incredible source of protein and healthy omegas. For a twist, blend avocado, sour cream, and lemon juice and add as topping!
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