Recipe by pattikay in L.A.
Just what this site needs - another chicken taco recipe! Here's my variation on the theme - like most recipes, it's really easy to adjust to suit your family's tastes. Cooking time is very flexible as well, sometimes I get it started and let it simmer a bit to blend the flavors, adding liquid as needed to keep it from drying out. Other times, I just throw it all together and serve it within 15 minutes.
Top Review by Megan_CA
Made this last night and it was very good. Did not use tomato sauce, but next time I think I will try it with the tomato sauce though. Only thing I would change would be, not to use the whole 4oz of green chilie's(maybe 3oz would be perfect for me). This recipe was easy and delish. Definitely will use again :)
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked (chopped or shredded)
- 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, undrained (or kidney beans, or pinto beans)
- 1 cup corn
- 1⁄2 cup black olives (sliced or chopped)
- 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (a 4 oz can of chopped mild chiles will work also)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 -2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 -2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 cup water
- salt (to taste)
- 4 -8 ounces tomato sauce (optional)
- flour tortilla
Toppings (any of your favorites)
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- saute onion in large pan till translucent. Add garlic and chopped jalapeno, saute briefly, stirring.
- (Sometimes if I don't have cooked chicken on hand, I cut raw chicken in strips and saute it along with the onions.).
- Add chicken, seasonings and remaining ingredients (except tortillas and toppings).
- Cook over medium high heat, till ingredients are combined and liquid cooks down - about 5-10 minutes.
- This timing of the cooking is flexible, depending on how much seasoning you add, how much liquid is in your beans, if you add tomato sauce, etc. I make it spicy and just wet enough that it's not dried out, but not watery or gloppy.
- Adjust seasonings, salt to taste. (For me, it's often at this point when I decide if I want to add the taste of tomato sauce.).
- Serve in flour tortillas with your favorite toppings.