Three chicken and black bean tacos with cilantro on a wooden cutting board.

BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tacos



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed or 1 cup drained canned corn (whole kernel)
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups fully cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 (6-inch) flour or corn tortillas
  • Optional:  Sour cream and/or fresh chopped cilantro, for topping


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add bell pepper and jalapeno.  Cook until tender (about 5 minutes), stirring often.  Add corn and black beans.  Stir to combine and continue to cook until warmed (stirring occasionally) for an additional 2-3 minutes.  Set aside.
  2. Place shredded chicken in a medium microwave-safe bowl.  Add barbecue sauce, chili powder and cumin.  Stir until combined and chicken is evenly coated.  Loosely cover with a paper towel and microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until heated.
  3. Warm tortillas according to package directions.  Spoon chicken mixture in equal amounts in each tortilla and top with black bean and vegetable mixture.  Top with sour cream and fresh chopped cilantro, if desired.


Adapted from Cooking Light