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BBQ Chicken Tacos

This recipe using leftover BBQ chicken is an easy dinner any day of the week! These BBQ Chicken Tacos are topped with avocado, carrots, cabbage, red onion, cilantro, with salsa and BBQ sauce.

If you love making tacos as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Chili Lime Ahi Fish Tacos, Carnitas Street Tacos, or my Garlic Lime Chicken Street Tacos.

bbq chicken tacos

Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this recipe using leftover BBQ chicken. If you have any kind of leftover BBQ chicken – breasts, thighs, drumsticks, any of them will work! You can check out my Grilled BBQ Chicken recipe if you’d like to make BBQ chicken for this recipe too.

I use corn tortillas, add in the leftover BBQ Chicken, shredded carrots, cabbage, red onion, avocado, and I top these with a little salsa and a drizzle of BBQ sauce. These tacos are sweet, a little spicy, and an amazing way to use up leftovers.

bbq chicken tacos
bbq chicken tacos
bbq chicken tacos

Ingredients for BBQ Chicken Tacos

Grilled BBQ Chicken

Organic Sprouted Corn Tortillas

Organic Carrots

Organic Red Onion

Organic Purple Cabbage (green would also work)

Organic Avocado

Kinder's Organic Mild BBQ Sauce

Hatch Medium Salsa

bbq chicken tacos
bbq chicken tacos

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

bbq chicken tacos

BBQ Chicken Tacos

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



These BBQ Chicken Tacos are a little spicy and a little sweet. They use leftover BBQ chicken for an easy street taco recipe that you will love!


  • Grilled BBQ Chicken

  • 4 organic corn tortillas

  • 1 organic carrot, shredded

  • 1/2 cup organic chopped purple cabbage

  • 2 slices organic red onion, diced

  • 1 organic avocado, diced

  • Organic Salsa

  • Organic BBQ Sauce

  • Organic cilantro


  • Cut the chicken into cubes. Warm it up in a microwave safe bowl.
  • In a small skillet, add the tortillas and warm.
  • To assemble the tacos: Add the chicken onto the tortillas. Top with shredded carrots, red onion, purple cabbage, avocado, and cilantro.
  • Drizzle with BBQ sauce and top with salsa.


  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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