Black Bean and Chicken Taco Salad

This recipe for black bean and chicken taco salad is sponsored by Bush’s Beans. All opinions are my own.

I have been meaning to share this black bean and chicken taco salad with you for a long time. Like a year. For real. I don’t know why it took me so long. Probably because when I finally felt up to getting around to photographing and blogging about it, we were in the middle of winter. And if you’ve been following along for very long, you know I LOVE to share soups in winter.

This black bean and chicken taco salad is an easy and healthy weeknight meal!
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I digress. This chicken and black bean taco salad recipe is amazing. It’s easy to make (even though it may look complicated) and is totally kid-friendly. You can leave all of the toppings separate and let your kids build their own. Plus, there are chips. Yum.

This black bean and chicken taco salad is an easy and healthy weeknight meal!

The highlight of this recipe is really the dressing made with Bush’s Black Beans. The beans are filling and delicious. I always have some on hand because they are frugal, shelf stable, and the perfect finger food for toddlers. All of my kids loved eating Bush’s black beans when they started self-feeding and Allison isn’t any different. Bush’s beans can be found at Walmart.

If you are looking for other healthy taco-inspired recipes, then you may like our recipe for instant pot taco stuffed peppers and Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas.

This black bean and chicken taco salad is an easy and healthy weeknight meal!

Now, on to the recipe for Black Bean and Chicken Taco Salad!

This black bean and chicken taco salad is an easy and healthy weeknight meal!

You could also top this salad with ground beef taco meat. Yum!

This black bean and chicken taco salad is an easy and healthy weeknight meal!
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Black Bean and Chicken Taco Salad

Black Bean and chicken taco salad is a delicious spin on the classic taco salad recipe made with spice-rubbed chicken.
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken taco salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 701 kcal
Author Aileen

Ingredients

  • 1 can Bush's Black Beans
  • 3/4 cup medium salsa
  • 1/2 cup cilantro divided and chopped
  • 1 packet or 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound thin cut chicken breasts
  • 2 cups tortilla chips
  • 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment and set aside.
  2. Drain and rinse the Bush's black beans and pour into a medium bowl. Add in the medium salsa and `1/4 cup chopped cilantro. Refrigerate.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the taco seasoning and olive oil.
  4. Place the chicken breasts on the lined cookie sheet and brush with the taco seasoning mixture.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and slice.
  6. Once the chicken is baked, put together the salad. Start with a thin layer of tortilla chips followed by the shredded lettuce. Add the chicken, sour cream, and avocado. Top with the black bean dressing.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean and Chicken Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 701
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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