Chicken, Potato and Refried Black Bean Tacos

I know what you are thinking, another chicken taco? Yes, it is indeed another chicken taco. I had some leftover ingredients from previous dinners, so this was a good way to use them up and turn it into another stay at home dinner. On a side note, hubby and I have been watching Taco Chronicles on Netflix, so that probably explains our sudden craving for tacos.

For this taco I used the rotisserie chicken I had stashed in the freezer, some taco shells from the previous chicken taco dinner, potatoes and a can of black beans. This is another quick meal that you can add any of your favorite sides that you like to serve on taco night.

Here’s what you need:

  • cooked chicken such as a rotisserie chicken, chopped
  • onion powder; to taste
  • garlic powder; to taste
  • cumin; to taste
  • coriander; to taste
  • dried oregano; to taste
  • cilantro, chopped (I used dried because my store was out of the fresh kind)
  • juice of 1 small lime
  • 1/2 C tomato sauce or more if desired
  • 7 baby red potatoes or 3 to 4 big ones; chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • salt; to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • refried black beans
  • hard shell tacos

Preheat oven to 425°.

Chop potatoes into small pieces.

Place potatoes in a small baking pan. Melt butter. Pour melted butter and olive oil over potatoes.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss potatoes to coat.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and start to turn brown, stirring occasionally; set aside.

While potatoes are cooking, chop the chicken.

Heat a skillet to medium high heat and add 1 Tbs olive oil. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, cilantro and lime juice to the chicken.

Stir well to mix.

Add potatoes to the chicken in the skillet.

Pour in tomato sauce and mix well.

Taste and add more spices if desired. Turn heat down to medium low and heat thru. Take skillet off the heat and set aside.

Warm refried beans according to can directions.

Warm taco shells in the oven according to package directions; set aside.

To assemble the tacos, spoon desired amount of refried beans at the bottom of the taco shells. Next add chicken and potato mixture. Top with cheese if desired.


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