Great way to prepare a Mexican favorite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Mix black beans, salsa, 1/2 cup cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl; set aside.

  • Stir chili powder, cumin, coriander, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and olive oil in a bowl until smooth; rub mixture over chicken breasts.

  • Cook chicken breasts on preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 10 to 12 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). While the chicken is cooking, place tortillas on grill and grill until lightly brown on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board and slice into long thin strips. Divide chicken strips over tortillas and top with bean mixture, lettuce, and remaining 1/2 cup cilantro. Serve with avocado, lime wedges, and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

470 calories; protein 35.2g 70% DV; carbohydrates 44.4g 14% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 70.9mg 24% DV; sodium 831.8mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
Yummy! I subbed tortilla chips for the corn tortillas and cooked the chicken on a George Foreman grill. I didn't have cilantro but I did have "Zesty Cilantro Salsa" which worked well. I also added 1 lg. chopped tomato to the bean mixture and served it with chips as a salsa. The flavor of the chicken was great even though I didn't have coriander. I am saving this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2015
I love a good Southwest style taco salad but this one wasn t my cup of tea. It only has two flavors chili powder and lime(or cilantro) all of which were overpowering. Granted it was easy to make for a quick last minute meal idea. If I had to do it over I would start with a good homemade black bean salsa made with fresh ingredients and garlic. Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
Yummy! I subbed tortilla chips for the corn tortillas and cooked the chicken on a George Foreman grill. I didn't have cilantro but I did have "Zesty Cilantro Salsa" which worked well. I also added 1 lg. chopped tomato to the bean mixture and served it with chips as a salsa. The flavor of the chicken was great even though I didn't have coriander. I am saving this recipe! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2012
We loved this! I did make some changes though. I cut my chicken in half lengtwise in order to have more surface for the rub. I made the rub (omitting the cayenne for my kids) and let them sit for about 10 hours in the fridge. I grilled the chicken sliced it and served on a bed of romaine topped with black beans salsa sour cream the chicken and a little bit of cheese. The end result was very good healthy satisfying fare that even my kids enjoyed (after topping theirs with ranch instead of sour cream!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2012
Nom, Nom! This recipe was easy to prepare and delicious. I used leftover shredded chicken and added a 1/2 can of corn and chopped tomato to the beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2013
I made this with some left over chicken from Costco one breast anf one thigh and drumstick cut up added more salsa to the bean mixture about 1 cup I think and then layered the beans and then the chicken in Tortilla's covered with cheddar cheese and enchilada sauce. baked in a 350' oven for 30 minutes. Very good! Oh yeah omit the lettuce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2012
Only made the grilled chicken portion. Put in a tortilla with cilantro rice and black beans. Fantastic! My whole family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
This was great and we put it all in baked flour tortilla bowls. My husband especially LOVED the black bean with cilantro and salsa mix. We use fat-free yogurt with our mexi-dishes instead of sour cream and it gives it an awesome zing so we added that to the salad too. Looked pretty and tasted yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2015
I love a good Southwest style taco salad but this one wasn t my cup of tea. It only has two flavors chili powder and lime(or cilantro) all of which were overpowering. Granted it was easy to make for a quick last minute meal idea. If I had to do it over I would start with a good homemade black bean salsa made with fresh ingredients and garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2013
I have used allrecipes.com for over a year and I have found some pretty good recipes but this one is one of my favorites and its the first one that I've left a review for. The bean and salsa mixture is delicious. The rub for the chicken gave it a good flavor and I really liked how the seasoning mixture stayed on the chicken while it was cooking on the grill. I didn't have any coriander so I made it w/o I looking forward to trying it with the coriander. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2014
This was very good! I followed the recipe pretty closely with the exception of using ready-to-eat tostada shells but next time I really want to try grilling the tortillas as the recipe states. I cut the cayenne pepper in half to accommodate young eaters and the flavor was still very good especially combined with the salsa/bean mixture. In fact there was so much flavor that we didn't even miss the cheese on these!! Thanks for sharing this recipe MTCHYG! Read More
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