Smoky chicken tacos with black beans and chile-lime salsa

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Smoky chicken tacos with black beans and chile-lime salsa

Lean & Clean, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Diabetes-Friendly

2 Servings, 490 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

With a warm and smoky spice rub and a bright, but not-too-spicy chile salsa, these fast chicken tacos are tremendously flavorful and rich in good-for-you ingredients.

The Heart-Check Certification indicates the recipe meets the American Heart Association®’s nutrition requirements. To remain at or under the maximum 600mg sodium per serving, use no more than ⅕ teaspoon salt to season this recipe. We also recommend using the lower amounts of oil suggested for preparation.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sun Basket smoky spice blend (chili powder - coriander - cumin - sweet smoked paprika - granulated garlic)
  • ½ cup cooked black beans
  • 1 organic yellow onion
  • 1 organic Gala or other apple
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • 8 Mi Rancho 100% corn tortillas
  • Sun Basket chile-lime salsa (crushed tomatillos - lime juice - dried New Mexican chiles - garlic - kosher salt)

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 490, Protein: 42g (84% DV), Fiber: 11g (44% DV), Total Fat: 10g (15% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 3.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g (8% DV), Cholesterol: 95mg (32% DV), Sodium: 410mg (17% DV), Carbohydrates: 59g (20% DV), Total Sugars: 12g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep and cook the chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel; season with salt, if desired, and pepper and the smoky spice blend.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking, turning occasionally, until firm and cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board to cool slightly, then cut into ½-inch-thick slices. Do not clean the pan.
While the chicken cooks and cools, prepare the beans and onion.


Prep and cook the beans and onion

  • Rinse the black beans.
  • Peel and coarsely chop the onion; measure out ¾ cup [1½ cups] and set aside any remaining onion for garnish.
In the same pan used for the chicken, if dry, add 2 to 3 teaspoons oil. Warm over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the beans and ¾ cup [1½ cups] onion, season with salt, if desired, and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are warmed through and the onion is just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt, if desired, and pepper.
While the beans and onion cook, prepare the garnishes and heat the tortillas.


Prep the garnishes; warm the tortillas

  • Peel the apple, if desired; core and cut into matchsticks.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.
On the stovetop directly over a flame, or in a dry medium frying pan over medium heat, warm the tortillas, turning once, until just pliable and warmed through, about 30 seconds per side. Transfer to a clean kitchen towel, cover, and keep warm.


Set out the tortillas, chicken, beans, apple, cilantro, chile-lime salsa, and any remaining onion. Invite everyone to assemble their own tacos.
Kids Can!
  • Rinse the beans.
  • Measure the onion.
  • Help set out the taco fixings.

The Heart-Check Certification applies to original recipes only and does not apply when a protein customization is utilized.