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Grilling: Beer-Marinated Chicken Tacos

Each week Joshua Bousel drops by with a recipe for you to grill over the weekend. Fire it up, Joshua!

I've covered beef and pork tacos before, so the next logical step in my taco journey was chicken. I've always had my eye on this one particular recipe for beer-marinated chicken tacos, partly because chicken marinated in Negra Modelo sounded delicious, but mostly as an excuse to make a large batch of guacamole.

The combination ended up being fantastic. The recipe called for a 2 to 4 hour marinade, but I pushed it further to overnight, and the chicken really picked up the deep flavor of the beer. The marinade also caramelized over the high heat, forming a crisp crust. These two factors added a nice contrast to the creamy and fresh guacamole, making each bite a pleasing one. From now on, making guacamole will mostly be an excuse to grill up a batch of this chicken for more taco goodness.

Beer-Marinated Chicken Tacos

Adapted from Weber's Real Grilling by Purviance

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