bbq chicken tacos with fruited corn slaw

BBQ Chicken Tacos with Fruited Corn Slaw

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I love tacos! Unfortunately, my allergies to tomatoes and limes dictate that there is very little I can eat at a mexican restaurant. So I got creative. This BBQ chicken taco is topped with a fruited corn slaw and is meant to be a corn reintroduction recipe for an elimination diet. If corn is off limits for you then you can swap the corn tortillas for flour and remove the corn from the slaw. It won’t be exactly the same but it will still be tasty. 

I use my recipe for nightshade free bbq sauce for the chicken. I also use this really simple recipe for slow cooker shredded chicken that is extremely versatile. You’re going to be coating the chicken in bbq sauce so you don’t need to overthink how it’s cooked, simple is just fine here. 

I tried to scale down the recipe for the slaw. The first time I made a batch I had way too much! It’ll last well enough for leftovers for a few days but I would suggest that a week is the absolute max. It also is not advised to freeze it so hopefully this smaller portioned recipe works well enough for a family feast with a manageable amount left over. Also, if you have a food processor the vegetable shredding for the slaw will go much faster!

Hard or soft shell tacos?

That really comes down to preference. Soft tacos are a little healthier because they aren’t fried in oil and let to become stiff like hard tacos. Both are made of corn and both are pretty affordable. Pick which texture you prefer and enjoy these BBQ Chicken tacos with fruited corn slaw!

Ingredients

For the Tacos

For the Slaw

  • 1 ½ cups sweet corn
  • 1 green apple, diced
  • ¼ head green cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ head purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 4 green onions, chopped including white parts
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used coconut you can use any that fits your diet)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. for the tacos simply toss the shredded chicken in the bbq sauce
  2. for the slaw combine all the vegetables
  3. in a separate container mix the dressing ingredients (yogurt through black pepper)
  4. toss the veggies in the dressing
  5. assemble the tacos in corn tortillas and enjoy!
bbq chicken tacos with fruited corn slaw

BBQ Chicken Tacos with Fruited Corn Slaw

Prep Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Tacos

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • ½ batch of nightshade free cherry bourbon bbq sauce or favorite bbq sauce
  • corn tortillas for serving

For the Slaw

  • 1 ½ cups sweet corn
  • 1 green apple diced
  • ¼ head green cabbage shredded
  • ¼ head purple cabbage shredded
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 4 green onions chopped including white parts
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt I used coconut you can use any that fits your diet
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • for the tacos simply toss the shredded chicken in the bbq sauce
  • for the slaw combine all the vegetables
  • in a separate container mix the dressing ingredients (yogurt through black pepper)
  • toss the veggies in the dressing
  • assemble the tacos in corn tortillas and enjoy!
Keyword gluten free, legume free, nightshade free recipes
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