BBQ Chicken Tacos with Coleslaw

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BBQ Chicken Tacos with Coleslaw are the perfect summer meal! With sweet, tangy barbecue chicken, creamy coleslaw, and fire-roasted corn, they feature a unique combination of tastes and textures that delight your taste buds. 

A wheat tortilla filled with shredded BBQ chicken and coleslaw on a blue plate.

Why You’ll Love This BBQ Chicken Tacos Recipe

BBQ chicken tacos with coleslaw might sound like a strange combination but don’t knock it ‘till ya try it. We’re pretty confident you’ll love these tacos. Plus, it’s an easy dinner that comes together with minimal prep time and simple ingredients. 

All you have to do is mix, heat, and eat! It doesn’t get easier than that for a high-protein meal the whole family will love! 

Ingredients You’ll Need

All the ingredients for BBQ chicken tacos with coleslaw, fire roasted corn and tortillas.
  • Tortillas – We love to use fajita-sized flour tortillas, but corn tortillas will also work for your taco shell. 
  • Chicken – We use rotisserie chicken to keep this recipe quick and easy, but you can also use cooked chicken breasts 
  • BBQ Sauce – Use your favorite homemade BBQ sauce or store-bought BBQ sauce. We love the Primal Kitchen barbecue sauce for a lower-sugar option! 
  • Coleslaw – Use homemade or store-bought coleslaw. 
  • Fire-Roasted Corn – Find this in the canned vegetable section of your local grocery store! 
  • Toppings – We love adding a sprinkle of chopped green onions for a bit of extra crunch. 

How to Make Easy BBQ Chicken Tacos 

  1. Use two forks to shred the chicken. 
  2. Transfer the shredded chicken to a large bowl, add a cup of barbecue sauce, and mix to coat. Add more BBQ sauce, if needed. 
  1. Drain the corn in a small colander. 
  2. Heat the BBQ chicken and corn in the microwave. 
  3. Divide the chicken between the tortillas. Then, top it with coleslaw, the corn, and your toppings of choice. Enjoy right away!

Common Questions

Can I make this recipe ahead of time? 

This recipe is best served right away. However, if needed, you can shred and combine the chicken up to three days in advance. Then, just store it in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. 

What else can I add to these tacos? 

Feel free to add any mix-ins and all your favorite toppings! Sliced red onions, black beans, bell peppers, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and even cilantro lime dressing all make great options. 

Up close photo of a woman's fingers holding a BBQ chicken taco with green onions.

BBQ Chicken Tacos with Coleslaw Recipe

BBQ chicken tacos with coleslaw are a quick and easy recipe featuring a surprising combination of tastes and textures to delight your tastebuds!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: bbq chicken tacos
Servings: 5 servings (10 tacos)
Calories: 300kcal
Cost: $10.00

Ingredients

  • 10 fajita-sized flour tortillas
  • 1 ready-to-eat rotisserie chicken or about 5 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 15 ounces prepared coleslaw (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (15 ounce) canned fire roasted corn, drained
  • Optional Topping: chopped green onions

Instructions

  • Remove the chicken meat from the cooked chicken and shred with a fork. Place the shredded chicken into a large bowl with 1 cup BBQ sauce and gently mix until combined, adding more BBQ sauce, if needed. Set aside.
    1 ready-to-eat rotisserie chicken or about 5 cups shredded chicken, 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • Drain the can of fire-roasted corn into a small colander.
    1 (15 ounce) canned fire roasted corn, drained
  • Gently warm the BBQ chicken and corn in the microwave before assembling.
  • In each tortilla, add ½ cup BBQ chicken, a layer of coleslaw, a spoonful of fire-roasted corn and, if desired, top with chopped green onions.
    10 fajita-sized flour tortillas, 15 ounces prepared coleslaw, Optional Topping: chopped green onions
  • Refrigerate any leftovers separately in airtight containers for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1taco | Calories: 300kcal

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Two BBQ chicken tacos with coleslaw topped with corn on a blue plate.

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