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Black Bean Chicken Taco Recipe

My Black Bean Chicken Taco Recipe makes a tasty weeknight dinner the whole family loves. Packed with black beans, chicken, corn and your favorite taco toppings, this meal is a hit every time you make it.chicken taco recipe

The Best Chicken Taco Recipe

Making chicken tacos is one of our favorite weeknight dinner ideas. The boys get out their favorite salsa and it’s a simple meal we enjoy over and over again. I’ve put together a simple healthier style taco that is quick enough to whip up during busy weeknights.

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What a pleasure partnering with Target and Old El Paso today to bring you a new easy dinner idea!

I’ve used Old El Paso’s Stand n’ Stuff Taco Shells that make it so easy to serve. No more tacos tipping over with all of the filling falling out. Love these shells that stand up on their own.

Easy Chicken Taco Recipe

chicken taco recipe

I chose simple ingredients you are likely to have on hand or would be easy to pick up at the store.

chicken taco recipe

Place your chicken, black beans, corn, salsa and cumin into a saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine until warmed. Once hot, reduce to low.

chicken taco recipe

Place your warmed taco shells onto a serving plate or taco holders.

chicken taco recipe

Spoon the chicken taco mixture into the shells.

chicken taco recipe



chicken taco recipe

Place your plain Greek Yogurt, salt, pepper and hot sauce into a small bowl, stir to combine. Stir in finely chopped cilantro leaves and drizzle over tacos.

chicken taco recipe

Garnish with some quartered cherry tomatoes and cilantro leaves if desired. If you have left over chicken filling, it works great over pizza dough for a Chicken Taco Pizza. Extra chicken filling goes great in quesadillas too.

chicken taco recipe

Chicken Black Bean Corn Tacos
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black bean tacos, chicken taco recipe, chicken taco recipes, easy chicken taco recipe, easy chicken taco recipes, easy weeknight dinners, weeknight dinner ideas
Servings: 6
Calories: 133 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken rotisserie works great
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels roasted if available
  • 1/2 cup prepared mild salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 6 Old El Paso Stand and Stuff Taco Shells warmed in oven for a few minutes
Cilantro Yogurt Drizzle
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup finally chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place chicken, black beans, corn, salsa, cumin and lime juice into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir gently until warmed, about 10-15 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  2. To prepare drizzle, place yogurt, cilantro, hot sauce, salt and pepper into a small mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
  3. Place warmed taco shells onto a serving plate or taco holders. Spoon chicken mixture into each shell and drizzle with cilantro sauce. Top with additional cilantro and quartered cherry tomatoes for garnish if desired. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Black Bean Corn Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 335mg15%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    We LOVE those taco shells! And what a great idea with the sauce! Love it!

  2. 2
    Liz says:

    Yum – simple, but good. Thank you.

  3. 3

    My biggest problem with tacos is that they fall over! I know…first world problems. I just wrote these taco shells on my grocery list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. 4

    I love that taco shells don’t fall over anymore! What a great weeknight meal!

  5. 5
    Aggie says:

    Um, genius taco shells! Love that little taco stand too. Hard tacos really are my fave, love the crunch. These look delicious Jenny!

  6. 6

    Gosh! Yummy yummy !!! Yes, I’m very happy with this !!!

  7. 7

    I am in love with those stand and stuff taco shells 🙂

  8. 8

    My taco-loving boys are going to go crazy for these tacos! And can I just say these stand and stuff taco shells are GENIUS 🙂

  9. 9

    You KNOW I love a good taco!! Totally swooning over that creamy sauce. Stand and Stuff Taco Shells are my favorite!

  10. 10
    naomi says:

    Tacos are a regular in my home – I’m def adding this into our rotation!

  11. 11
    Heather Christo says:

    I love how fat those tacos are!! perfect for stuffing full of your favorite stuff!

  12. 12
    Sherry says:

    Looks delicouse ! Thank you.

  13. 13

    I’m always in for taco night!

  14. 14
    Maria says:

    Loving the cilantro yogurt drizzle!

  15. 15
    Gaby Dalkin says:

    I definitely need one of those tacos stands! So much easier to fill them right up to the brim

  16. 16

    Is it okay to crave tacos at 6am? Cause I am!

  17. 17

    Hello, Taco Tuesday!! I can’t wait to make these!

  18. 18

    We could eat tacos every night of the week, Jenny! LOL These look to die for!

  19. 19
    Kim Beaulieu says:

    I love tacos, we eat them more than I care to admit. They’re just so good. These are stellar. I love that you used chicken and black beans. The photos are fabulous.

  20. 20

    These shells are genius! My only question is why it took so long for someone to figure out these needed to be a thing?! Going on the weekend menu plan 🙂

  21. 21
    Deborah says:

    My daughter LOVES the stand and stuff taco shells. I have a feeling these would get gobbled right up at our house!

  22. 22

    Old El Paso is a classic! I remember my mom using the taco seasoning and shells even when I was a kid. I could eat tacos every single day and love the addition of the black beans and corn!

  23. 23

    What a fun taco recipe! And I love that you used yogurt in that sauce, what a great way to keep it light!

  24. 24

    I love that these shells STAND UP! That makes filling the tacos SO much easier!

  25. 25

    Seriously. The shells that stand up are so revolutionary! Plus I love that I can stuff even more filling in them! 🙂

  26. 26

    I’ve totally seen these in the grocery store and my first thought was WHY HASN”T ANYONE DONE THIS BEFORE? Then, I put them in my cart.

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