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Baked Tacos with Chicken, Black Bean, and Sweet Corn

On Tuesday I shared a recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches. I also promised you a great way to use up the leftovers. These baked tacos are the BEST way to transform these leftovers into something different.

Baked Chicken Tacos

What is your opinion on leftovers? Love them? Hate them? I am sort of lukewarm when it comes to leftovers. Lasagna is about the only leftovers that I get really excited for. Have you ever eaten day old lasagna before? So good! Dare I say it is even better than fresh from the oven.

Transforming leftovers into something new makes them ten times more appealing. That is what I did with the Chicken Philly Sandwiches. They were totally appealing on day one, fresh from the crockpot, slightly less appealing on day two when I had a leftover Philly for lunch, and by day three I just couldn’t stomach the idea of another sandwich. So I popped the leftover chicken into the freezer to pull out on a busy night.

Baked Chicken Tacos

Last week I was so thankful when I opened up my freezer and saw the frozen Chicken Philly meat. We didn’t have any hoagie buns so I opened up the pantry to see what we did have. Tacos shells. Tacos shells are a pantry staple in my house. I also knew I had some leftover sweet corn in the fridge and a can of black beans (another pantry staple). The Chicken Philly meat got a makeover and out came these sassy Chicken, Black Bean, and Sweet Corn tacos.

Baked Chicken Tacos

Last year I posted a similar recipe for Baked Tacos. Tacos must be a Labor Day thing for us.

Baked Tacos with Chicken, Black Beans, and Sweet Corn


  1. Our family loves tacos, but my biggest complaint is that one of us is standing at the stove filling tacos, rather than sitting at the table. Although I have made many a baked dish with soft tacos, baking hard shells has never occurred to me. This is a recipe I will definitely be trying!

    1. Hi Judy! It depends on which store I am at and what I grab. These used in the recipe are Old El Paso brand. However I have used the one generic store brand ones too.

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