Mild Chicken Tacos

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These tacos are a bit different. They’re colorful and easy. Let the diners assemble their own tacos.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 25 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 1 can (8 oz.) mild salsa, divided
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 6 minutes. Add shredded chicken, green chilies, black beans, and ½ of the salsa; simmer.
  • In medium bowl beat together remaining salsa with refried beans and cilantro; set aside. Toss avocados with lemon juice.
  • Place taco shells on baking sheet and bake for 5 to 6 minutes until crisp.
  • To assemble, first spread cream cheese mixture inside taco shells. Add chicken mixture, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes; serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 1 can (8 oz.) mild salsa, divided
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 6 minutes. Add shredded chicken, green chilies, black beans, and ½ of the salsa; simmer.
  • In medium bowl beat together remaining salsa with refried beans and cilantro; set aside. Toss avocados with lemon juice.
  • Place taco shells on baking sheet and bake for 5 to 6 minutes until crisp.
  • To assemble, first spread cream cheese mixture inside taco shells. Add chicken mixture, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes; serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories610
Total Fat40g
Saturated Fat15g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium1110mg
Total Carbohydrate38g
Dietary Fiber14g
Sugars6g
Protein33g