Chicken, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

Anytime I say the words, “Taco time!,” I always think, “Make it Suntory time.” Name that movie?


If you can honestly guess that movie we will be serious best friends forever.

So this isn’t really anything new or groundbreaking. But I’m still a pretty good person. See, we’re full on in the “nom-nom-nom-whatever-is-in-the-fridge-before-we-leave-for-Boston” mindset.

Oh I forgot to tell you! We’re headed to Boston UR-LIE in the morning. I’m singing and playing guitar in a family wedding. If the guitar will fit in front of my bump. Say, what if the babies don’t like what I’m singing and kick the guitar right out of my lap?


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Also, did I just start that sentence with the word “say?” What is this, Mayberry?

“SAY, Andy! (slaps knee) Let’s hop on down to the creek and hook and eye some rascal crawdads for the local ice cream social tonight!”

That would be one nasty ice cream social, you guys.


This is pretty hodge podgey, but I’m always down for that. It’s why my hair has such troubles.

We got chicken. We got corn. We got beans. We got thorns.

OH SORRY. We do not have thorns. We have sweet potatoes. Tender, roasted, thornless sweet potatoes.

And we have manchego cheese, which is just the best invention since bug zapping rackets. Know what I’m talking about? Yeah, those things are awesome.


Make it Suntory taco time.

Chicken, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos:

What it took for (about) 4 tacos:

* 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 large chicken breast, cut into a small dice
* 2 tsp ground cumin
* 2 tsp chili powder
* 1 cup corn (frozen and thawed is fine)
* 3/4th can black beans, or the whole dang thing! (drained and rinsed)
* 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
* 1 cup roasted sweet potato cubes (1 small sweet potato, cut into a dice, sprinkled with cumin and cayenne, salt and pepper, little bit of oil and roasted for 30 minutes at 400) mine were leftover
* 1 cup shredded manchego cheese (or whatever you prefer)
* 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
* fresh lime juice
* hot sauce
* sliced avocado
* 4 whole grain flour tortillas (or whatever you dig!)
* salt and pepper, to taste

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add the chicken and let sit for about 2 minutes. Flip the chunks and keep searing until you get some color and the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add the cumin and chili powder and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Add the corn, black beans and sweet potatoes. Toss, toss. Let it all warm through a few minutes. Add the cilantro and a little water if it starts to dry out. Taste it. Little salt? Lime juice? Oh yeah.

Pile the mix up some warmed tortillas and garnish with lettuce, cheese, avocado, more cilantro and hot sauce! And more lime juice.

Simple and done and done and simple.


Hurts meh.


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43 Responses to Chicken, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

  1. Tieghan August 29, 2013 at 8:03 am #
    Yes! Love sweet potato tacos!! They are the best these look killer!
  2. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective August 29, 2013 at 8:09 am #
    Delicious tacos, Bev! :)
  3. betty (the sweaty betty) August 29, 2013 at 8:25 am #
    from the little bit of time I've been reading your blog, i'm pretty sure we could be best friends. and lost in translation is one of my favs. and these tacos need to be in my face tonight.
  4. dixya| food, pleasure, and health August 29, 2013 at 8:32 am #
    i have not had this combination in tacos but i love me suntory taco time :)
  5. Katie August 29, 2013 at 8:47 am #
    Let's get hodge podgy together.
  6. Amy @Very Culinary August 29, 2013 at 8:55 am #
    Cumin rules my life. Get in my belly!
  7. cassie August 29, 2013 at 9:00 am #
    I am ALL OVER these. The sweet potato is an awesome pair for the black beans and cumin. Love!
  8. Kathryn August 29, 2013 at 9:09 am #
    Totally craving these tacos right now.
  9. Kevin (Closet Cooking) August 29, 2013 at 9:09 am #
    Those are some tasty looking tacos!
  10. Tasha @thatssoyummy August 29, 2013 at 9:24 am #
    These look fantastic!
  11. Ashley@BakerbyNature August 29, 2013 at 9:35 am #
    I freaking love taco time! And these guys look majorly delicious! I need a dozen right now.
  12. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 29, 2013 at 10:21 am #
    Loving these tacos. Why do you always make such awesome Mexican-style food!?
  13. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee August 29, 2013 at 11:12 am #
    Enjoy Boston. It should be nice-ish up here this weekend.
  14. Erin L August 29, 2013 at 11:39 am #
    My husband lives for Manchego cheese. These look glorious & even Fall-ish! Have a great time in Boston! Love that town!!
  15. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain August 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm #
    Love the taco combination! And yes, Lost in Translation is possibly one of the best movies. I heart Bill Murray big time:)
  16. Julie August 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm #
    My husband has "The Bug-O-Nator" and I seriously have to come in the house or else I'll die of embarassment if people can see him zapping anthing and everything that flys or crawls! hahaha.
  17. Ashley August 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm #
    WOAH! Seriously need these now, and JUST so happen to be thawing chicken as we speak!(Or is it type? well WE are not typing, or speaking. As I type...!)
  18. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch August 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm #
    Mmm. Could this be what's for supper tonight?!? Looks delish!!!
  19. Ruthy @ Omeletta August 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm #
    Re: "Suntory time" imagine me whizzing a hand right over my head... you got me, girl. Howwwwevvvver, these look delicious and where did you get those good-looking taco shells?
  20. Zeynep August 29, 2013 at 6:52 pm #
    Lost In Translation, of course! One of my faves. Cute story about that movie... I had listed it on my online dating profile, and the first message my (now) boyfriend sent me, he asked what I thought Bill Murray whispers in ScarJo's ear at the end of the movie. Turns out it's also one of his favorites. I had a feeling that email conversation would lead to something special. :)
  21. Julie @ Table for Two August 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm #
    Great dinner! Loving the sweet potatoes and black beans!!
  22. Heather August 29, 2013 at 9:18 pm #
    I wanna hear you sing! Promise I won't kick the guitar off your lap ;)
  23. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) August 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm #
    This is one gorgeous taco!!! Nice flavor combinations here!
  24. Caroline August 31, 2013 at 6:39 am #
    First, these tacos looks so good. I cannot wait to try the recipe! Second, Lost in Translation is not only a great movie but I am an American currently living in Japan. And let me tell you, I have, "Make it Suntory Time" moments on a daily basis :)
  25. Shelly (Cookies and Cups) August 31, 2013 at 6:00 pm #
    Love Tacos! This looks awesome, pinned!
  26. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. August 31, 2013 at 10:24 pm #
    Um, I want to stuff myself silly with these puppies!
  27. Joanne September 1, 2013 at 7:46 am #
    I would probably even want these if the sweet potatoes DID have thorns!! That's how fabulous they look.
  28. Laurie {SimplyScratch} September 3, 2013 at 7:08 am #
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Bev! Manchego is the BEST and these look awesome!!
  29. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion September 3, 2013 at 7:57 am #
    You had me at taco. Bet seriously, these look amazing!
  30. Megan {Country Cleaver} September 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm #
    Mann-Cheee-Goooo-in-my-mouth. Now.
  31. Nutmeg Nanny September 7, 2013 at 10:12 am #
    Oh so delicious! I love this hodge podge taco recipe :) looks so tasty!!
  32. Lauren: East to West Sisters October 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm #
    I love the sweet potato taco recipe so much that I re-blogged and linked to your page! Definitely adding some Mexican to our fall meals with this recipe!
  33. Alyssa January 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm #
    I just found your blog! Love it. I just made this recipe tonight and it was AMAZING!!! Served with Spanish rice and corn tortillas and a bit of sour cream and I couldn't stop eating it! Thanks and good luck with the kiddos.
  34. mrsugarbears July 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm #
    Dinner tonight solved!


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