Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos topped with corn, black beans, avocado, onion and tomatoes, served on a white plate with a small container of extra bbq sauce in the background
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BBQ Chicken Tacos

BBQ Chicken Tacos are marinated bbq chicken served in a warm tortilla topped with black beans, corn, onion, cilantro, avocado and a creamy cilantro lime sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinate1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce , divided
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion , chopped
  • 15 ounce can black beans , rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce can corn , drained
  • 1 avocado , peeled, cored and sliced
  • 12-15 corn tortillas (or flour tortillas)
  • Fresh cilantro , chopped, for topping

Creamy cilantro lime sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt , or sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Add chicken and 1/3 cup bbq sauce to a ziplock bag. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
  • Make the creamy cilantro lime sauce by combining all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Preheat grill and lightly grease with cooking spray. Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, flipping once, until cooked through (165 degrees F). Remove to a cutting board, baste with more BBQ sauce, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before chopping.
  • Warm tortillas on grill or in a hot skillet. Add a spoonful of chopped chicken, corn, black beans, tomatoes and avocado to each warm tortilla. Drizzle with extra bbq sauce, and cilantro lime sauce. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!


*Makes 12-15 tacos


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 2985mg | Potassium: 908mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.3mg