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Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos

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My Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos make the perfect quick fix dinner for busy weeknights!

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You are in for a simple dinner idea with my Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you quick and easy Mexican style dinner recipes. This quick fix taco makes the perfect weeknight dinner. Simple ingredients that you are likely to have on hand. Hope you enjoy!!

Recipe Ingredients

Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos

Having my favorite Old El Paso products stocked in my pantry sure makes my life easier when I’m scrambling to make dinner during the busy week.

We used Old El Paso’s Black Refried Beans

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For this taco, I used the Old El Paso Black Bean Refried Beans to layer on the bottom of the taco shells.

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Layered my seasoned chicken on top.

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I topped each taco with extra shredded cheddar cheese.

Bake Tacos Until Hot

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Stick the tacos under the broiler for a few minutes and dinner is done! Hope you enjoy!

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What Should I Serve With Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos?

  • Serve with a simple mexican rice.
  • You could also serve with quesadillas, chips and salsa.
  • A light salad is always a good option as well.

Tips For Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos

  • Mix it up with other proteins. Try shredded beef, ground beef and even shrimp!
  • Bake tacos right before serving. Best served right after tacos come out of oven.
  • Use your favorite hot sauce or taco sauce to top each taco.
Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, mexican, quick fix dinner, refried beans, tacos
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 384 kcal
  • 15 ounce can Old El Paso Black Bean Refried Beans
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 teaspoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup prepared mild salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce or spinach leaves
  • 6 sprigs fresh cilantro
  1. Place your refried beans into a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to soften. When hot, place a spoonful of beans into the bottom of 6 taco shells.
  2. Place cooked chicken, taco seasoning, lime juice and salsa into a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir to combine. When hot, spoon chicken into taco shells over the bean layer.
  3. Top chicken with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and place tacos under oven's broiler for just a couple minutest to melt cheese. Remove, garnish with shredded lettuce and cilantro sprigs.
  4. Makes 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 856mg 36%
Potassium 292mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 31.3%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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