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Soft Chicken Tacos Recipe

Soft Chicken Tacos Recipe

"I came up with this healthy chicken and bean filling for tacos since my husband needs to watch his cholesterol level," relates Ruth Peterson of Jenison, Michigan. "Sliced radishes make a unique crunchy topping."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 6 fat-free flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Shredded lettuce, shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, sliced radishes, chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions and fat-free sour cream, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat until no longer pink. Stir in the beans, salsa and taco seasoning; heat through.
  • 2. Spoon the chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; roll up. Serve with the toppings of your choice if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 taco (calculated without toppings) equals 271 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 1,077 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.

Reviews for Soft Chicken Tacos

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"Just like eating at a restaurant! I didn't use the black beans. I cooked the chicken in the crockpot with the salsa, taco seasoning and also added some butter, chicken broth, franks hot wing sauce and some diced onion. I let it cook until the chicken soaked up all the liquid then shredded with a fork. Absolutely Delicious! Best home made tacos I've ever had. I have no need to go to a Mexican restaurant when I can make these at home!"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013


Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Very flavorful and delicious! Simple meal, big taste! We served it with Spanish rice and a salad!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"I'd give it 7 stars if I could! WONDERFUL meal and quick to make!"

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"I had some leftover cooked chicken on hand and was looking for an easy way to use it. This was perfect! These tasted very good, and were so simple to make. I just heated up the chicken and bean mixture in the microwave. Topped the taco with lettuce, diced tomato, and cheddar cheese. Next time I may make the Southwestern Hominy side dish to accompany this."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"I haven't used this recipe yet. I am preparing it this evening for my family. I am reducing the salt in 3 ways. Rinsing the beans thoroughly cuts the salt in those by about 1/3. I make my own taco seasoning using a low sodium Chili Powder. I also make my own salsa which is much more time consuming so I make a large amount and freeze it. There are numerous recipes for both of those items here on Taste of Home."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"Incredibly easy, I also add 1/2 cup corn. I can't believe how much flavor these have, it seems to simple but is soo delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"This recipe is good - but the sodium content is prohibitive! Where can I cut the salt?"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.