Chef Red’s Arizona Recipe: SW Shredded Chicken Tacos

Southwest Shredded Chicken Tacos

For our second tailgate of the season are going with a Southwest theme as we welcome in the Arizona Cardinals and celebrate the Buccaneros.  This recipe combines some good old Mexican flair with southwest flavor.  These are a crowd pleaser so make plenty.

Shredded Chicken


  • 4  boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp  chili powder
  • 1 tsp  cumin
  • 1 tsp  kosher salt
  • 1 tsp  black pepper
  • 1 tsp  white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp  smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp  chipotle pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp  cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp  oregano
  • 1 c  chicken broth


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl mix together all ingredients except the Chicken.   Place chicken in a 9 x 13 pan and cover with seasoning mixture.  Bake in oven for about an hour until the chicken is done.  Pull out of the oven and let the chicken cool.  Once cooled shred the chicken with two forks put back in baking dish with the seasoning mix and return to the oven for 10 minutes.  Mix well and serve.  This is best served on tortillas and topped with cheese and homemade guacamole and salsa.

Chef Red

“Tailgating with Attitude!”


A lifelong Buccaneers fan that began working in the restaurant industry when he was 16, Chef Red continued this career while growing to love tailgating at the Buccaneers games. Started out with two small hibachi grills and a passion to cook. Began meeting up with the WTB? Tailgate Krewe and Captain Rino in 2007. During the Mike Alstott retirement party Chef Red and the rest of the current tailgate Krewe came up with a great plan to make the biggest and best tailgate party in the Tampa Bay area. Now residing off of Ohio Avenue the tailgate has grown into a special event for every Buccaneers home game. The addition of "Grillaneer" in 2011 which is a 20 foot customer smoker on a dual axel car carrier has grown the selection of food farther than what two hibachi grills can handle. Chef Red tailors his menu for every incoming opponent and tries something new each game. Rather it is hundreds of pounds of pulled pork, ribs, chicken, or even smoked salmon there is always something for everyone. Chef Red makes almost all of his own sauces, rubs, and side dishes with his own spin to please the crowds. Chef Red's motto is "Tailgating with Attitude" which speaks to his love of the Buccaneers and feeding the massive crowds at the tailgate. Chef Red

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