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Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos

Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw.Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw ~ The Complete SavoristWe are officially more than halfway done with the month of May. We are rapidly approaching the halfway mark of the year. Can someone please tell me where the days, weeks, and months have gone? My daughter will be on summer break in less than one week! ONE WEEK!!!!

Can you hear the panic in my voice?

As a kid, I loved summer vacation, I mean what kid doesn’t. But as a more-than-full-time working single mom, summer break is freaking me out! Breathing…breathing…breathing…

So instead I choose to focus on all the wonderful aspects of summer vacation. Sunshine. Iced coffee and iced teas. Not being perpetually cold. Flowers. No snow. Grilling.

Yes, these are all things that make me happy for summer. I dusted off the grill a few weeks ago and have been using it once or twice a week. Of course, almost every time I plan to grill, the clouds roll in and the rain falls. That’s exactly what happened with this fantastic grilled chicken and bbq coleslaw taco recipe.Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw ~ The Complete SavoristI invited friends over for dinner AFTER checking the forecast. Then the forecast changed. Problem was solved by pulling my car out of the garage and the grill in. And as these go, at the tail end of grilling, I ran out of propane. Luckily the grill was hot enough to finish the chicken, but not quite hot enough to fully grill my tortillas, so if they look slightly anemic, that’s why.

This post is sponsored by Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q.  As part of my new on-going relationship with them, I received Original Bar-B-Q Sauce, Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce, and Chicken Spice Rub to create recipes with and review, however all thoughts and opinions, glowing, gushing, or otherwise, are 100% my own.

BBQ sauce is my favorite condiment, even over ketchup and I adore ketchup. You’d be down right appalled if I shared some of the things I put bbq sauce on, so I’m going to keep that my little secret.

When the opportunity arose to partner with Stubb’s, I was excited. My number one criteria (outside taste, of course) when choosing bbq sauce, or any condiment/product for that matter is no high fructose corn syrup. Stubbs’s sauces and rubs are free from HFCS along with no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. Stubbs’s products are available at most national retailers.

The hardest part for me where Stubb’s was concerned was figuring out what to make. The Chicken Spice Rub sent in my package narrowed my protein down quickly, but I needed to be more creative than just grilling some rubbed chicken and pouring sauce over it. The brainstorming process led to these tacos as did my current obsession with tacos. Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw ~ The Complete SavoristI wanted to leave the chicken dry, not covered in sauce so I could truly taste the rub. This was an excellent choice on my part. That chicken was succulent and the rub was amazing. I still had to use the sauce, and once upon a time I made a BBQ Bacon Cheddar Macaroni Salad and thought, what other salads could I make with a bbq sauce base. Coleslaw!

Yeah baby, that was the ticket. Creamy, sweet and spicy, this coleslaw using Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce, packed quite the punch combined with the chicken in the simple tortilla. I loved the coleslaw so much, I ate the leftover bit for breakfast the next morning and finished it off for lunch.

When making the coleslaw, make it at least 3-4 hours ahead of when you want to use it. The reason is as it sits together, the salt in dressing is going to extract the liquid from the vegetables and making the slaw slightly runny. That juice, once the taco is assembled, works its way through the chicken, pulling the whole dish together. Also, make sure you pull the coleslaw out of the fridge at least 10 or so minutes before you want to serve it. For the chicken, allow them to warm up from the chill of the refrigerator for a few minutes, and then liberally apply the rub to both sides. Let that rub sit on there for at least 30 minutes before grilling.

These tacos are easy to make and seriously flavor packed. Have napkins handy, or eat over your plate, those juices will leak out your taco, down your hands. I forsook the napkins and simply licked my fingers clean, but I’m a rebel. Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw ~ The Complete SavoristGrilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos

Course: Grilling
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

BBQ Coleslaw

  • 1 small head green cabbage; chopped (about 1 lb/6 cups chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots (about 6 oz whole carrot)
  • 1 large red bell pepper; diced
  • 4-6 green onions; diced

Slaw Dressing

  • 4 1/2 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 3 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise or salad dressing (you know that other brand with the tangy zip)
  • 4 tbsp Stubb's Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp plus large pinch salt; to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper; to taste

Chicken

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast (BL/SL); pounded for size uniformity
  • 3-4 tbsp Stubb's Chicken Spice Rub
  • Oil (if needed for the grill)
  • Corn tortillas

Instructions

BBQ Coleslaw

  1. Prepare the vegetables and combine in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients, sans the large pinch of salt.
  3. Incorporate the dressing into the vegetables, taking care that they are fully coated.
  4. Sprinkle the large pinch of salt over the now mixed slaw, and stir.
  5. Cover and chill for 3-4 hours.

Chicken

  1. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, and allow to sit out for a few minutes, just enough time to get the icy chill off them.
  2. Pound the chicken so the thickness is even throughout.
  3. Sprinkle the dry rub liberally over each side of the breast, massaging it into the meat.
  4. Allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the grill to medium-high.
  6. When ready to grill, if needed, apply the oil to the grates.
  7. Make sure the flames are not too high, place the chicken on the grill, close the lid and allow to cook for 6-8 minutes.
  8. Pull the coleslaw out of the refrigerator.
  9. Flip the chicken over and cook covered for another 6 minutes.
  10. Remove chicken from the grill and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before dicing.
  11. Reduce the heat on the grill to low.
  12. Place tortillas all on the grill, watch them, once they start to curl and bubble (a minute or so), flip them over and cook again.
  13. Place them in a towel or tortilla holder to keep warm until ready to serve.

Assembly

  1. Layer the chicken in the corn tortilla, top with BBQ coleslaw, fold and eat.

Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos ~ Dry rubbed chicken breast grilled, diced, and served in a warm grilled corn tortilla topped with a creamy spicy sweet bbq coleslaw ~ The Complete Savorist

Hope you enjoyed these Grilled Chicken and BBQ Coleslaw Tacos. To see more fantastic Stubb’s Sauces, Rubs, and more, you can find them online at their Website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Thank you for sharing!

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Betty
    May 18, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    they look so good Michelle and liked your tip about the coleslaw

    • Reply
      Michelle De La Cerda
      May 18, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you. Sometimes I want my slaw dryer, but in this case, I wanted it wet.

  • Reply
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    May 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I often put a squirt of bbq sauce in my coleslaw. So glad to see we are in the club together!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    May 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    These tacos look awesome and I love the sound of that bbq coleslaw!

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    Renee
    May 18, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    The BBQ slaw sounds like an amazing topping for the chicken tacos! I look forward to giving this a try! Pinned 🙂

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    Adriana Lopez Martin
    May 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Nothing like yummy tacos with grilled chicken, all looks so tempting!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    May 19, 2016 at 4:25 am

    These tacos sound awesome! Love that crunchy slaw to even it all out!

  • Reply
    Marye
    May 19, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Oh wow, these tacos look so phenomenally delicious!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    May 19, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Here in Illinois were finally getting our warm weather. We’ve really not cooked anything on the grill, but when we do start, your grilled chicken tacos will be tops on the list. Love the slaw on top too.

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    Christie
    May 19, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I love coleslaw on sandwiches, tacos, you name it. Plus the fusion of BBQ and tacos is fantastic.

  • Reply
    Lauren
    May 19, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I LOVE slaw on tacos! It’s so delicious!

  • Reply
    Kelly @ TastingPage
    May 19, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Did you say BBQ coleslaw? Love it and the idea of layering it on the taco. Delicious!

  • Reply
    Serene @ House of Yumm
    May 20, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Coleslaw and BBQ are just a match made in heaven!! Love that you paired it for tacos! Such a fun meal 🙂

  • Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    May 22, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good BBQ sauce that doesn’t contain HFCS, I will have to try Stubbs brand, these tacos and the coleslaw sound wonderful!

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    christine
    May 22, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    I think my family would enjoy this one! And holy heck, your daughter gets out of school so early! My kids are in until June 17!

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    Healing Tomato
    May 22, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Coleslaw and tacos are a match made in heaven! Your recipe is so perfect and your photos are so colorful.

  • Reply
    Manju | Cooking Curries
    May 23, 2016 at 12:12 am

    I am on a major taco making binge now. Gotta add this to my menu list.

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