This easy taco recipe requires no pre-cooking, just throw it all in the crock pot and you'll have a delicious weeknight meal. Black beans and chicken breast, simmered in the slow cooker make the perfect filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or even a burrito bowl and it's loaded with fiber.
Yield: 4 servings
5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Tacos

Cuisine: Mexican
This easy taco recipe requires no pre-cooking, just throw it all in the crock pot and you'll have a delicious weeknight meal. Black beans and chicken breast, simmered in the slow cooker make the perfect filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or even a burrito bowl and it's loaded with fiber.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz raw skinless chicken tenders or breast
  • 15 oz can low sodium black beans (drained and rinsed (Goya))
  • 10 oz can tomatoes with mild green chiles (I used Rotel)
  • 1 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp plus 1/8th tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 medium scallion (diced)
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)

For the Slaw:

  • 1 1/3 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar (or lime juice)
  • salt and black pepper (to taste)

For the Taco:

  • 12 crisp corn taco shells
  • Optional toppings: (not calculated)
  • pico de gallo
  • 1 medium haas avocado (sliced)

Instructions

  • Season chicken with pinch of salt, garlic powder, oregano, 1/8 tsp of the chili powder and 1/8th tsp cumin.
  • Add the beans and tomatoes to the crock pot and season with the remaining chili powder and cumin.
  • Place chicken in the crock pot and cover. Cook on HIGH 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, combine shredded cabbage with vinegar (add more to taste), season with salt to taste; set aside.
  • Remove chicken from the crock pot and shred with two forks.
  • Drain beans and transfer to a platter, or back to the crock pot to keep warm. Top with shredded chicken, scallions and cilantro.
  • To serve, warm the taco shells according to package directions.
  • Fill with equal amounts of bean and chicken mixture. Top with cabbage and your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 3tacos, Calories: 313kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Sodium: 716mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 10