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Air Fryer Chipotle Chicken Black Bean Tacos

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Air Fryer Chipotle Chicken Black Bean Tacos are a mouthful. Literally. Soft corn tortillas are filled with chipotle seasoned ground chicken, black beans and cheese and then air fried until crispy. Topped with a garlicky jalapeño crema, pickled red onions and hot sauce.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword air fryer, chicken, dinner, easy, healthy, tacos
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8 (2 tacos) servings
Calories 324
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE JALAPEÑO CREMA:

  • 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayo I use lite mayo
  • 1 small jalapeño finely diced (seeded and ribs removed for less heat)
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small lime juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

FOR THE CHIPOTLE CHICKEN BLACK BEAN TACOS:

  • olive oil spray
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken or turkey or beef
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons smoky chipotle seasoning blend
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend shredded

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • jalapeño crema
  • sliced jalapeños for serving
  • pickled red onions for serving
  • cilantro leaves for serving
  • sliced avocado
  • hot sauce I love Siete's chipotle hot sauce with these

Instructions

TO MAKE THE JALAPENO CREMA:

  • In a mixing bowl measure and add: yogurt, mayo, garlic, lime juice, sugar, jalapeño. Stir well to cobmien and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and refriderate until ready to serve.

TO MAKE THE TACOS:

  • Spray a nonstick skillet with olive oil spray. Add the ground chicken and red onion. Cook until no longer pink, breaking the meat into crumbles.
  • Once fully cooked, add in black beans (rinsed and drained) and smoky chipotle seasoning. Stir until combined and heated through. Remove off of the heat.
  • Wrap the corn tortillas in a damp kitchen towel. Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute until pliable.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 390 or 400° depending on your make and model.
  • Work in batches of 3 (this also depends on the size of your air fryer!) spoon some of the meat mixture onto the soft corn tortillas. Top with cheese, fold over and place in your air fryer. Lightly spray the tops with olive oil before air frying for 2 minutes.
  • Open your air fryer and press the top of the taco so it sticks to the cheese and filling. Close and continue air frying for 3 more minutes or until crispy.
  • Remove and serve immediately or transfer to a rimmed metal baking sheet to keep warm in a low 200° oven while repeating with remaining taco shells and filling.
  • Serve with jalapeño crema and any other desired toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1402mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g