Black Bean Chicken Taco Recipe

This Black Bean Chicken Taco Recipe is sure to be a huge hit every time you make it. It’s packed with black beans, chicken, corn and your favorite taco toppings!

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The Best Chicken Tacos

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.

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

chicken taco recipe

How to Make Black Bean Chicken Tacos

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

Black Bean Chicken Taco Recipe

This Black Bean Chicken Taco Recipe is sure to be a huge hit every time you make it. It's packed with black beans, chicken, corn and your favorite taco toppings!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6 tacos
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Stove


  • 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


  • 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.
  • To prepare drizzle, place yogurt, cilantro, hot sauce, salt and pepper into a small mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • 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.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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26 Responses
  1. Heidi @foodiecrush

    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.

  2. Jessica - The Novice Chef

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

  3. Serene @ House of Yumm

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

  4. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    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!

  5. Deborah

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

  6. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

    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 🙂

  7. Kim Beaulieu

    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.

  8. Gaby Dalkin

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

  9. cookbook queen

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

  10. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    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 🙂

  11. Aggie

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

  12. Julie @ Table for Two

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

  13. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    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!

  14. shelly (cookies and cups)

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

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