You guys know, I love me some tacos. I love easy. And I love cilantro. If you don’t dig cilantro, these chicken adobo and black bean tacos are not for you. Please leave now.
Wait, don’t go, don’t go! I got Faux Jack in the Box Tacos (vegetarian tacos) and Pork Carnitas you can chow down on!
These chicken tacos literally take no time because we’re using leftover chicken. Rotisserie, shredded chicken made in the pressure cooker or slow cooker, it doesn’t matter. You could even use shredded beef or pork from something else. Doesn’t matter. The point is that it uses leftover meat so you don’t have to work for this too much.
And…and…it’s healthy and wholesome. No funny packets of this that or the other. No crazy creams of anything. Just minimal, whole ingredients. As long as you don’t eat fifty eleven of them, you’re good.
Let’s do this.
CHICKEN ADOBO and BLACK BEAN TACOS
1 bunch of cilantro, leaves separated from the stems – we’ll be using the stems
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed if you don’t want the heat
2 – 2.5 cups of shredded leftover chicken
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt & pepper, optional
accoutrements – ultimate salsa, sour cream, diced red onion, avocado, salsa, hot sauce, lettuce…whatever you like
The first thing we’ll do is make the adobo sauce. In a blender or food processor, puree the cilantro stems with the tomatoes and jalapeño.
Pour into a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring every once in a while until it’s reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
While that’s reducing, chop your cilantro leaves and dice your red onion.
Once the sauce is reduced, add the chicken and stir. Season to taste with salt and pepper if need be.
Heat the beans in a skillet over medium heat, stirring and smashing them with the back of a large spoon until they’re slightly thickened about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, and chopped chipotle in adobo, adding extra adobo sauce to taste. If they are too thick, add a teaspoon of water at a time and mix. It will really depend on how well you let your beans drain.
Go ahead and heat the tortillas up on a dry skillet until warm and pliable. Assemble the like this – Beans, chicken, and any goodies you choose to put on it. A winning combination for me is super simple – chicken, beans, cilantro, and onion.
I like to use the Mission super thin corn tortillas because there are only 120 calories in 3 tortillas. That means I can have 6 if I wanted to!!!
But you don’t have to eat it taco style. You can easily make a bowl out of it. Get yourself a good bed of greens, some rice maybe, then all the fixins. Yessiree!What to do with rotisserie chicken? Make these quick and easy chicken adobo tacos!Click To Tweet
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31 thoughts on “Chicken Adobo and Black Bean Tacos”
These look and sound deliciously healthy! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
My husband and I are taco lovers too and these look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Wow! Now, I’m hungry and it’s only 10 a.m.! Thanks for sharing … I’d have never thought of using cilantro stems.
Your Tacos look fantastic! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Wow, those look so good! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!
This looks fabulous! Thanks for linking to Friday Frenzy!
You know, I’m not sure if I’ve ever had adobo sauce…and I LOVE mexican food! Definitely putting this on my to-do list. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
You must get some. Immediately. Smoky, mildly spicy, deliciousness. Adds great depth of flavor to just about anything. Thanks for checking it out!
Those look amazing and delicious. I love tacos! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
Wow these sound awesome! We just got back from Mexico and I inhaled so many tacos but I’m still craving them!
I don’t think the taco cravings ever go away. I could eat my weight in tacos every single day.
I love Adobo sauce as well. It really brings out the flavour. Thanks for sharing it..
I will be trying this. Looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.
I’d come to dinner if you were serving those Jaxx!
Thank you for sharing this recipe at my Create, Bake Grow & Gather party at Shabby Art Boutique this week. I’m delighted to be featuring you at tomorrow’s party and pinning too.
I’m all in for tacos and cilantro!
Yum…thank goodness tomorrow is Taco Tuesday!!! – Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck – Colleen
Those are some gorgeous looking tacos! Delicious too. Thanks for sharing at FF and nice to meet you!
I’m ready for a bite of these beauties! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.
These look so good!!
I can’t wait to try these and love that this would work well over a bed of greens if I was out of carbs for the day! I usually buy Adobo sauce but now that I know how to make it with your recipe this is the only way to go.
I nearly had to leave due to not liking cilantro but I read on anyway haha. These look so tasty even with the cilantro. Don’t hate me but I think these would be so tasty without the cilantro 😉
Our local Mexican place has just added a street taco section. I’m hooked! Can’t wait to try these. Thanks, Missy at http://missysneckofthewoods.blogspot.com/
Holy smokes I LOVE tacos and these look great! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy-we appreciate you!
You have great taste in tacos. This is a pretty good recipe! And your choice of cilantro and onion as toppings is right on. I’ll be tweeting and pinning this. Greetings from the Blogger’s Pit Stop.
Yummers! A good taco is a thing of joy!
I dig cilantro, and this sounds delicious! Happy Fiesta Friday, and have a wonderful weekend!
I love a taco. Looking at these makes me want to be sitting outside near some water enjoying the sun, these tacos and a margarita 😀
I love that you used the cilantro stems and the leaves for your sauce! The stems have so much flavor, and I feel often times get overlooked. Definitely going to try this one!
I know, I hate that the stems get thrown out! And you’re right, they do have so much flavor!
Those have to be the most gorgeous tacos I’ve ever seen! I love the recipe, simple, easy knock it out anytime, but so full of flavor that everyone will be thinking you’ve cooked all day! Mouthwatering!
Thank you! Quick, easy for sure!