Grilled Chicken and Black Beans Tacos

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These mouth-watering Mexican tacos are one of the bests in its category. Use classic corn taco sheets to get the best results. The delicious salsa and the associated topping can be experimented with to make different versions of this recipe. Use of canned black beans is recommended to save your time. Do make sure you prepare extra servings of these tacos as they are going to vanish from the plates in no time. It is one of the healthiest meals you can quickly make at home. I love to squeeze oodles of fresh lime juice on my tacos though you're free to omit it completely. Use chicken breast and make sure it is seasoned well before you grill it to perfection. So, let's make these delicious and fulfilling chicken tacos.

Grilled Chicken and Black Beans Tacos
Grilled Chicken and Black Beans Tacos
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Grilled Chicken and Black Beans Tacos

Savor these scrumptious Mexican corn tacos stuffed with delicious grilled chicken and nutritious black beans topped with lip smacking and citrus salsa.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients:
  • 10 to 12 classic corn taco shells
  • 3 chicken breasts (cut in strips)
  • 425 gm canned black beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 tsp chili powder
  • 400 gm classic salsa
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp dried cumin (slightly roasted & ground)
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 to 4 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Add chicken breast strips in a bowl and pour olive oil on top.
  2. Toss them and apply the oil well on the strips with your hands.
  3. Season the strips with salt and ground black pepper.
  4. Grill these strips on an open fire barbecue grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Slightly grease a large nonstick frying pan.
  6. Add black beans and grilled chicken strips in it.
  7. Sprinkle onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, ground cumin and a pinch of salt on top of beans and grilled chicken.
  8. Toss everything while cooking on a medium flame for about 10 minutes.
  9. Heat taco shells on a flat griddle for half a minute each side.
  10. Spread shredded lettuce on the base of taco shell.
  11. Top it with black beans and chicken strips.
  12. Finally, place scoopful of fresh salsa on top of it.
  13. Do not forget to squeeze fresh lime juice over salsa.
  14. Repeat this process for all the taco shells.
  15. Serve immediately.

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