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Soft Chicken Tacos

"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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • Spoon the chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; roll up. Serve with the toppings of your choice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 271 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 1077mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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  • Beth.Pain
    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!

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    Jan 20, 2013


  • MommyAustin
    Nov 22, 2011

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

  • hbaldwin82308
    Sep 16, 2011

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

  • kdhcooks
    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.

  • ValerieMS
    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.

  • mamerch
    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!

  • bunny13
    Jun 29, 2009

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