Small Kitchen Cooking: Chicken Tacos with Black Bean Dip and Ranch

One of the easiest ways to mix up your Taco Tuesday is to switch out your condiments.  For these tacos, I focused on two new ingredients: black bean dip and ranch dressing.  The ranch acts as a cooling agent to counteract any of the spicier ingredients you’ve used and also…it’s ranch dressing, which goes on pretty much everything.

Assemble your tacos using the following:

  • Tortillas – corn, wheat, or flour…it don’t matter
  • Black Bean Dip – Yes, from the can/jar.  Trader Joe’s makes a great one that has a little kick.
  • Chicken – saute in a pan with olive oil and taco seasoning
  • Pico de Gallo – if you can’t find any, use a chunky red salsa
  • Lettuce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Ranch Dressing

It’s important to spread the black bean dip on the tortilla first so it works as a binding agent.  With that as a base, pile on the remaining toppings, finishing it all off with the ranch.