Garlic Chicken Tacos


This recipe was passed down to me from my grandmother. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and friends have! Add any additional amount of anything, if desired. Make sure to add salt and pepper!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins, diced

  • ½ onion, diced

  • ½ red bell pepper, diced

  • ½ (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste

  • ½ cup chunky salsa

  • 4 large flour tortillas, or as needed

  • ¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, or to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chicken; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Mix onion, red bell pepper, black beans, and cilantro into chicken; saute until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir salsa into chicken mixture until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Spoon chicken mixture into tortillas and top with Mexican cheese blend.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
15g Fat
57g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1032mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 25mg 125%
Calcium 211mg 16%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 685mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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