Combine the delicious flavors of Texas bbq with southwestern cuisine to get a perfect meal that the whole family is sure to love!Jump to Recipe
Quick and easy BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tacos are an excellent option for a healthy meal that the whole family will enjoy. I thought the combination sounded a bit odd at first, but we decided to give it a chance, and it was delicious!
Not to mention, this just screams Texas to me! The mix of Southwestern foods with Mexican influence and Texas bbq makes me think that this is the perfect Cinco de Mayo recipe in the Lone Star state.
The recipe calls for a rotisserie chicken, which would help keep the cooking time to 30 minutes. We didn’t have any since we went to the grocery store so early in the morning that the deli didn’t have them out yet. I subbed in some boneless skinless chicken breast and cooked that which worked out well.
I have never been a big fan of black beans. That was my main reason for being hesitant to try this recipe. But they are mixed with so many other flavors that they don’t stand out. In my opinion, the beans added a little bit of nutrition and texture to the dish, and that was about it.
In addition to the taste, these tacos look so pretty! And because of the nature of tacos, you can prepare all of the ingredients, and each person can fill them to their liking, making this a great recipe for those with picky eaters in the house. Even with ingredients I don’t always care for, bbq chicken and black bean tacos are always a welcomed meal here.
Step by Step
In a medium skillet satué the chicken breast with oil. Season with salt, pepper, and cilantro. Flip as needed until the chicken is cooked through. Shred the chicken and set aside.
After removing the chicken from the pan, add the diced bell pepper. Cook for about 5-6 minutes. The pepper should start to soften slightly.
Stir in the corn and black beans. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until they are warmed through, especially if you are using frozen corn. Remove the pan from the heat.
In a medium bowl, mix the shredded chicken with the bbq sauce.
Warm the tortillas according to the package directions. Trust me, you want to warm them, we didn’t with the first ones we made, and as soon as we tried to roll the tacos slightly to pick them up they started to crack down the seams and made a huge mess!
Whisk the sauce ingredients in a small bowl until combined.
Top each tortilla with a scoop or two of the chicken and top with the veggie mixture. Then add a dollop of the sauce and garnish with cilantro.
Originally Published On: April 30, 2018
Last Updated On: January 21, 2020
BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tacos
- 2 lbs chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp cilantro
- 1 green bell pepper (diced)
- 1/2 cup corn (frozen)
- 1/2 cup black beans (rinsed and drained)
- 1/3 cup bbq sauce
- 8 corn tortilla shells (small)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 tbsp cilantro
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- In a medium skillet satué the chicken breast with oil
- Season with salt, pepper, and cilantro
- Flip as needed until the chicken is cooked through
- Shred the chicken and set aside
- After removing the chicken from the pan, add the diced bell peppers
- Cook for about 5-6 minutes, until peppers are tender
- Stir in corn and black beans, cooking for another 1-2 minutes until heated, then remove the pan from the heat
- In a medium bowl, combine the shredded chicken with the bbq sauce
- Heat the tortillas according to the package
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk sauce ingredients together
- Make tacos by layering chicken mixture then bean mixture and a dollop of sauce
- Garnish with cilantro and serve warm
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
42 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tacos”
These look amazing. I actually like black beans and LOVE tacos so this is a win! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Sounds like this is a perfect meal for you, then! I hope you enjoy it!!
Wow looks nice and really delicious. Just take it and eat it. It’s definitely hard to make a home at home, it does not look so hard.
This one has so many wonderful flavors together, and really doesn’t take too much to make it. I hope you get a chance to try it out.
I can taste all the different flavors bursting in my mouth just looking at your photos. Love using black beans in everything.
This was the first time I really used black beans. I’m not a fan of them on their own, but they work well in a dish like this.
I have not cooked for the past 2 weeks and I probably will make these tacos tonight, I have all the ingredients. Thanks for sharing
Sounds like a perfect meal for you, then! It’s even better when you already have everything you need.
Yum- what a crowd pleaser of a meal! These tacos seems perfect for all ages and all taste buds. I know what I’ll be craving on Taco Tuesday!
It’s a perfect Taco Tuesday meal! My boys weren’t so sure at first, but they ate most of the stuff in these.
Yum, these sound great. I like the idea of B-B-Q tacos with the rotisserie chicken!
I love BBQ flavor on chicken. And adding it to a taco was a combination that I just had to try.
How amazing this dish is! I was completely surprised by the way you combine the ingredients together to create wonderful tacos and the BBQ chickens! Thanks for sharing!
It’s a lot of flavors, but they all mesh together really well to make one delicious taco in the end!
My family LOVES tacos! This recipe looks delicious and would be a great way to mix up our taco nights. Thanks for sharing!
My son is obsessed with the word “taco” lately but doesn’t always eat them. This was great to have a different version for him to try and he liked it for the most part!
This is perfect for our family meal this weekend. We love tacos and BBQ chicken, so this is definitely added to our list to make. Thanks for this recipe.
Yep, definitely sounds like a great meal for your family then. I hope you all enjoy your tacos!
The recipe looks delicious. I don’t eat chicken but your recipe is amazing with all those pictures. I must try it.
I haven’t tried them without the chicken, but you could probably make them a vegetarian taco by taking out the chicken and just drizzle a bit of bbq sauce in the taco as you build it.
I never would have thought to shred the chicken! That’s always something I’ve hated about chicken tacos was chunks but having it shredded would solve that. Totally need to make this!
I prefer chicken shredded when it’s in a taco or wrap like this, too. It’s just so much easier to eat it that way.
Always looking for Quick and healthy recipe options for my family. Going to give this a try this week! And beautiful pictures my mouth was watering lol
We do a lot of quick recipes here. They aren’t always the most healthy, but we try when we can. I hope you and your family enjoy the meal!
that looks superb! I think I might have to try this during the week! My kids I’m sure will thank you for this awesome recipe ; )
Well I hope you and the kids enjoy! I’ve made this both on the weekend and for a weeknight meal since it doesn’t take too long.
Perfect for entertaining 🙂 This looks fantastic. Can’t wait to try it.
So true. And it looks like you did a lot more work to make them than you did, so it could impress your guests, too 🙂
Everything here looks amazing. And it just reminds me I am really in the mood for tacos. So delicious and chicken and black beans with that sour cream. Yummy!
I wasn’t sure at first with so many different flavors, but it really comes together so well in the end.
What brand of cookware do you use/suggest? I’ve been looking for a really good skillet for long time. My small Calphalon skillet has been disappointing.
I have a full set of Emeril brand non-stick pans that I received as a wedding gift in 2012 that I’ve been using ever since. This is a link to the full set: https://amzn.to/2w8Id34
This is absolutely my kind of meal and I will be making this ASAP! Looks and sounds amazing! Perfect!
I hope you enjoy them! They are so yummy and one we’ve made quite a few times now.
I have never heard of this combination before! They look pretty tasty and really easy to make.
There are a lot of things in there, but it ends up coming together so well in the end.
Give me this taco please!!! Looks sooo delicious, I love tacos and will try to follow your recipe.
It’s a pretty easy recipe to follow, so hopefully you can have these delicious tacos soon!
Yummy. My husband would absolutely love these. Maybe I will make them tonight and surprise him for dinner!
Oh, that would be such a wonderful surprise!
I love black beans! I would pile them up on these yummy tacos.
Black beans aren’t my favorite, but my husband likes to pile them up on his tacos when he makes his!