5 from 1 vote
These mini tortilla shells filled with pulled chicken and blackbeans are perfect for a casual lunch with friends.
Mexican pulled chicken with black beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
This lightly spiced pulled chicken with black beans is ideal for filling tortillas and tacos. Make ahead or freeze in advance.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican pulled chicken
Servings: 4 Serves 4
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
For the pulled chicken
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion peeled &chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic Peelied chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • 1 tsp chilli flake according to taste
  • 1 tsp tsp sweet paprika
  • 6 skinless boneless chicken thighs each cut into quarters
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbs heaped honey
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tps pickled jalapeƱos
To Serve
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Limes
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
  2. Pour the oil into a small cast iron casserole dish. Fry the onion over a low heat until translucent, then add the garlic.
  3. Grind the cumin, coriander and chilli. Add the spice mix and the sweet paprika to onion and garlic and fry until fragrant.
  4. Add the chicken pieces and cook for a few minutes. Add tomato and few slices of fresh chilli according to taste. Stir in the honey.
  5. Place the lid on the casserole and cook in the oven for an hour.
  6. When cooked, shred the chicken, stir through the black beans, add the pickled jalapeƱos with some of the vinegar to balance the sweetness of the chicken if desired.
  7. If the sauce needs thickening mix the cornflour with a little water to make a thin paste and stir through the chicken mixture. Return to the oven to heat through.
  8. To serve spoon the pulled chicken into 12 mini tortilla shells, and top with the grated cheese. heat in the oven until piping hot, and the cheese has melted.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican pulled chicken with black beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 190mg63%
Sodium 342mg15%
Potassium 592mg17%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 11.2mg14%
Calcium 242mg24%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.