These easy to make Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Tacos are simply delicious. If you love chicken tacos, you must try this chicken taco recipe.
Just a few ingredients and about 30 minutes of your tome which makes this taco recipe perfect for those busy weeknights.
This chicken taco recipe doesn't require too many ingredients and should be ready in about 30 minutes. This recipe allows you to cook your chicken breasts using whatever method you prefer.
Depending on what I got going on I either bake the chicken breasts or use my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Just make sure the thickest part of the breasts reaches a minimum of 165°F.
I realize that calling this recipe "spicy" is very subjective. Since I eat a lot of spicy food, I didn't find these tacos spicy at all. They do have a little zing to them, but not over-the-top spicy.
I almost didn't want to use the word spicy but some of you might find these spicy. If you don't want spicy and want to try this taco recipe I would suggest omitting the Chili Powder and Ground Cumin and simply season the chicken with some salt.
🐓 How to Handle Raw Chicken
Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
Do not wash raw chicken (which prevents cross-contamination).
Wash all utensils and cutting boards (if applicable).
If marinating the chicken, make sure you toss the juices before you cook. Don't ever use the juice from the marinade.
Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
I usually prefer to have my tacos in a soft flour or corn tortilla, but this time decided to use hard taco shells. The use of hard shells is not a must for this recipe. Use whatever you have on hand. Hard, Soft, Corn of Flour. Use what you got!
🌮 How many Tacos per Person
For planning purposes, you should plan for two tacos per person. Each taco will have approximately 2 ounces of meat plus toppings.
For reference, one pound of ground beef will yield about 14 ounces once cooked.
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📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Tacos recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Black Beans, Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chicken Breasts, Taco Shells, Shredded Lettuce, Diced Fresh Tomatoes, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream and Sliced Black Olives.
🥣 How to make Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Tacos
In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, ground cumin and 1 teaspoon of oil. Rub the mixture on the chicken breasts.
Cook the chicken using your preferred method. The internal temperature needs to reach a minimum of 165°F. Dice or shred and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine the black beans, diced tomatoes and the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add diced chicken and stir to combine.
Warm the taco shells according to directions on the package. Fill the taco shells with the chicken and bean mixture.
Add toppings (optional) and serve.
Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Tacos
- Bowl for Mixing
- 4 Chicken Breasts
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
- ¾ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
- 15 oz Black Beans, rinsed and drained
- 15 oz Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, drained
- 12 Taco Shells
- Shredded Lettuce
- Diced Fresh Tomatoes
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Black Olives, sliced
- In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, ground cumin and 1 teaspoon of oil. Rub mixture on the chicken breasts.
- Cook the chicken using your preferred method. The internal temperature needs to reach a minimum of 165°F. Dice or shred and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the black beans, diced tomatoes and the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add diced chicken and stir to combine.
- Warm the taco shells according to directions on the package. Fill the taco shells with the chicken and bean mixture.
- Add toppings (optional) and serve.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.