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Serves: 4 to 6

Mexican Beer Chicken Soft Shell Tacos

Prep Time
20 min.
Cooking Time
1:10 h
BBQ Temperature
180° C
Prep Time
20 min.
Cooking Time
1:10 h
BBQ Temperature
180° C


Beer Can Chicken Mexican 002
  • 1kg whole free-range chicken
  • 1 tbs. rapeseed oil
  • 1 bottle Mexican beer (Corona)
  • 2 wedges of lime
  • 1 split red chilli


  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin, seeds ground
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve

  • Plain tortilla wraps
  • Sour cream
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Fresh coriander
  • 1 sweet white onion
  • 2 tbsp. black sesame seeds
  • 1 lime

Special Equipment

  • Poultry Roaster


    In the kitchen:

  • 01 First make the rub for the chicken by finely grinding all the ingredients in a pestle and mortar.
  • 02 Lightly oil the exterior of the chicken and evenly coat with the rub.
  • 03 Half fill the GBS Poultry roaster cup with the beer followed by the lime wedges and chilli.
  • 04 Place the chicken onto the GBS Poultry Roaster cup, making sure the chicken is stable and upright. Cut a wedge of the remaining lime and plug the neck cavity of the chicken. This will help keep all the scented steam in the carcass and stop it from escaping.
  • 05 If desired, a selection of lightly oiled and seasoned mixed peppers can be added to the base of the GBS Poultry Roaster at this point.
  • 06 Wash the coriander.
  • 07 Peel and slice the avocado into thin strips.
  • 08 Finely dice the onion.
  • 09 Cut the lime into wedges.
  • At the barbecue:

  • 01 Prepare the barbecue for indirect heat, approx. 180°C. If using a charcoal barbecue, you need ½ chimney starter of lit briquettes.
  • 02 Roast the chicken over an indirect medium heat for approximately 1 hour 10mins or until the meat has reached 75°c. It is recommended to probe the meat with an instant read or iGrill Thermometer.
  • 03 Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  • 04 Grill the wraps until they are slightly charred.
  • 05 Slice the cooked chicken into small strips.
  • 06 Build the tacos by adding sour cream, diced onion, sprigs of fresh coriander, slices of avocado and a pile of sliced beer chicken. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice and Mexican hot pepper sauce

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