Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chicken, Tomato, and Black Bean Tacos

We love Mexican food around here.  I love it even more when I know that it's healthy!  These tacos are hands-down the best I've ever had ... they are irresistible and healthy!  The key is the homemade taco seasoning; it's a great mix of spices, it's low-sodium, and you can even omit the salt altogether if you really have to limit your salt intake.  For these tacos, I used canned black beans and canned tomatoes, but it can be recreated using fresh tomatoes and soaked black beans...another option for those watching their sodium intake.  This is a great site on soaking dried beans.  We use Mission Carb Smart tortillas, and top the meat mixture with an easy homemade guacamole, sour cream, and cheese.  This is truly my favorite meal lately, and a great addition to a "Taco Night" - you won't be disappointed!  Wishing you best dishes and yummy dreams!


Chicken, Tomato, and Black Bean Tacos
- A "Little Mommy" creation

Serves 2-4

1 package of boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins
all-purpose seasoning
olive oil
1 can of petite diced tomatoes, or 1 small diced tomato
1 can of black beans, or 1/2 c. dried beans
3/4 c. water or chicken stock
toppings of your choice!

1.  Trim the chicken tenders and sprinkle them with all-purpose seasoning.
2.  Place the tenders in a saute pan with olive oil and cook until they are almost cooked through (you don't want to cook them completely because you will dry out the meat when you have to place it back in the pan).  
3.  Shred the meat with a fork, then add it back to the pan.  
4.  Add 1/2 of the can of black beans and tomatoes to the pan, then add the taco seasoning and water.  Stir.  
5.  Allow the mixture to cook on medium-low until the mixture thickens and is cooked through.

6.  Make your taco and enjoy!

*If you don't want to waste the rest of the beans and tomatoes, just double the chicken and seasoning in the recipe and use the whole can of each.  I did this and then froze the leftovers.  

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Katy said...

We all love Mexican too. This looks like a nice change to our typical taco night spread.

Cara said...

Love Mexican in our house too, we had the Homesick Texan's carnitas in tacos last night! Delicious! Going to give your homemade seasoning a try next time, thanks for sharing :)

Tara @ Crock-Pot Ladies said...

This looks so good. I am big on anything Mexican. Thanks for sharing.

Mama F said...

Living in San Antonio we are big fans of anything Mexican. This looks like a tasty and easy dish to make on a school night. Thanks!

Fawn said...

That looks so good. You can never go wrong with Mexican food (unless you melt Velvetta over it :().

Mary said...

As you know your homemade Taco seasoning is our FAVORITE. It has been a life saver around our house. This recipe looks wonderful and we will be trying it for sure! Thanks for all the great tips on the low sodium!