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Gluten-Free Slow-Cooker Chicken and Bean Tacos

Gluten-Free Slow-Cooker Chicken and Bean Tacos
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
Serve these crowd-pleasing slow cooker chicken tacos at your next gathering.
Updated September 20, 2016

Ingredients

Tacos

  • 20 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions (2 large)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 jalapeño chile, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz) great northern beans, drained, rinsed, mashed
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 24 taco shells or corn tortillas

Toppings, If Desired

  • Lime
  • Chopped avocado
  • Chopped tomato
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell pepper and jalapeño chile; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften. Add chili powder, cumin, coriander and salt. Cook until onions are soft and spices are fragrant; remove from heat. Add tomato sauce and great northern beans; mix well. Stir in black beans. Pour mixture over chicken.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours or on High heat setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours until chicken is tender and cooked through. Remove chicken to cutting board; shred. Return chicken to slow cooker with beans and sauce. Squeeze lime juice over mixture; stir.
  • 4
    Serve in taco shells with toppings.

  • This recipe makes enough for a crowd or another dinner. Cover and refrigerate leftovers up to 3 days, or freeze up to 1 month.
  • Try using pinto beans in place of the great northern beans or the black beans.
  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
9g
35%
Sugars
2g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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