Thursday, May 29, 2014

Black Bean and Chicken Tacos


               This is hands down one of my most favorite recipes. It has sweet and spice and the perfect amount of heat.  Every other time I have made this I have fried the tortillas into a tostadas but the last time I had left over taco shells and thought I could use up my supply. Also, if I make the tostadas myself I like to plan ahead so that I am not doing this on a work night. I will tell you that making the shells yourself is not only quick and easy but they are delicious. They come out hot and a little salty and with the mix it is an absolutely wonderful dinner. Make sure if you have time try the tostadas.  If you are tight on time then the pre-made shells are perfect!

1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for frying
4 corn tortillas, preferably white
Kosher salt
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
Freshly ground pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ancho chili paste or adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 bag of coleslaw (in the produce section)
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 rotisserie chicken, skinned and shredded into large pieces


Heat 1/2 inch oil in a small heavy skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Fry tortillas one at a time until golden and crisp, 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.

Cool the oil slightly and discard all but 2 tablespoons. Add the beans and cumin and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add the broth and cook, smashing the beans, until saucy and hot. Season with salt and pepper. 

Whisk the garlic, chili paste, 2 tablespoons lime juice, the sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup oil to make a dressing; add the coleslaw and cilantro and toss. Mix the sour cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice in another bowl; season with salt and pepper.

Top each tortilla with beans, chicken, coleslaw and sour cream.

If you try this I would love to know your thoughts. The flavors in this will blow you away. In fact, I just put this on my grocery list for next week..


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  1. Brenda from Cozy Little House sent me over. These tacos look delicious! I can't wait to make them for my family.

  2. What a delicious and fast meal to make, even on a weeknight! Great recipe, Stephanie!

  3. Looks so good, I love tacos! Saw you at Show Stopper Saturday...pinned this for a summer meal, thanks for sharing. Now following you on Pinterest and G+. Enjoy your weekend. :)

  4. I'm always looking for a new recipe and I can't wait to try your black bean an Chicken Taco's ..they sure do look mouthwatering.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  6. I've never made tacos with adobo sauce before but the pictures are so convincing to me already!

  7. These look so good! I will be making them soon!

  8. These look delicious and I would like to try them.

  9. I love any kind of Mexican food, so I will have to make these soon!

  10. Yum!! I can't wait to try these!! They look so fabulous!! I just bought some fresh homemade tortillas that has this recipe written all over them ;) Pinned!!