Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Chicken Tacos

These Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos are the real deal. Some of my favorite tacos to make. With or without the Bourbon.

honey bourbon chicken tacos

I’ve read that the original Bourbon Chicken recipe was named after the Chef that created this recipe on Bourbon St. You can imagine my disappointment when I found out that Bourbon Chicken did not include any Bourbon!

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I decided to make this Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos recipe the proper way – with Bourbon!

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If you prefer your dish to be alcohol-free, you can easily skip that ingredient. It will not drastically change the flavor of this amazing dish.

shredded chicken in slow cooker

I had some street taco flour tortillas on hand so decided to use the chicken to make some tacos.

If you are not in the mood for tacos, you can also serve the chicken on a bed of white rice or even over a baked potato.

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Alcohol Warning

Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

honey bourbon chicken tacos

Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. Just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.

These tacos are almost as good as my Instant Pot Carnitas Made My Way tacos. I have a hard time deciding which I like more as Carnitas is one of my favorites. Additionally, make sure you read the Chef’s Notes below about the alcohol in this recipe.

honey bourbon chicken tacos

For planning purposes, you should plan for two tacos per person. Each taco will have approximately 2 ounces of meat plus toppings. For reference, one pound of ground beef will yield about 14 ounces once cooked.

If you are a Taco lover, you need to check out our Top 5 Taco Recipes.

For another great chicken recipe, you can make in your slow cooker, try my Honey Chicken with Quinoa recipe. Super flavorful!

honey bourbon chicken on a bed of rice

You will need the following ingredients to make this Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos recipe in your Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Sweet Onion, Garlic Cloves, Honey, Soy Sauce, Ketchup, Bourbon, Sriracha, Salt, Chicken and Cornstarch.

  1. Add the onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, bourbon, Sriracha, and salt to the slow cooker. Stir well to combine.
  2. Add the chicken breasts to the sauce and stir to coat both sides. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or if you are in a hurry on high for 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Once the chicken is cooked, shred using two forks and stir well in the sauce.
  4. Move shredded chicken and sauce to a large saucepan on the stove. Add cornstarch and mix well. Over medium heat, cook until sauce has thickened, approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Serve in taco shells or over a bed of rice.

Printable Recipe Card

honey bourbon chicken tacos

Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos

These Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos are the real deal. Some of my favorite tacos to make. With or without the Bourbon.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 351 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Sweet Onion, diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ¾ Cup Honey
  • ½ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Ketchup
  • ½ Cup Bourbon
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Add the onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, bourbon, Sriracha, and salt to the slow cooker. Stir well to combine.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the sauce and stir to coat both sides. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or if you are in a hurry on high for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, shred using two forks and stir well in sauce.
  • Move shredded chicken and sauce to a large saucepan on the stove. Add cornstarch and mix well. Over medium heat, cook until sauce has thickened, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Serve in taco shells or over a bed of rice.

Notes

→ Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.
→ Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 26gFat: 3gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 1462mgPotassium: 578mgSugar: 40gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 6.6mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1.2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Ronald says:

    This recipe for honey bourbon tacos was delicious. Took no time at all in my slow cooker.