chicken and black bean burritos

22 Mar

tacos, burritos, enchiladas, mexican – i love it all 🙂  this recipe was pretty healthy and easy and quick to make.  served with some salsa and guac YUM-O 🙂   my friend kim (whose blog you should definitely check out)  introduced me to the 100 cal pack of guac — perfect for portion control and they’re delicious!


chicken & black bean burritos


  • 1/4  cup  water (i doubled)
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lime juice  (i doubled)
  • 1/2  teaspoon  chili powder  (i doubled)
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cumin   (i doubled)
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper   (i doubled)
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground red pepper   (i doubled)
  • 2  cups  shredded rotisserie chicken breast  (i used a whole rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/4  cup  thinly sliced green onions  (i used 3 green onions white & green parts)
  • 3/4  cup  canned black beans, rinsed and drained  (i used the whole can)
  • 1/2  cup  refrigerated fresh salsa  (i doubled)
  • 4  (8-inch) flour tortillas  (ended up using 7 or 8 i think)
  • 1/2  cup  shredded Monterey Jack cheese  (used shredded mexican blend)
  • Cooking spray


1. Bring first 6 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in shredded chicken and green onions.

2. Combine beans and salsa. Spoon 1/4 cup bean mixture and 1/2 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Roll up.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 2 burritos. Place a cast-iron or other heavy skillet on top of burritos, and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan, and repeat procedure with the remaining 2 burritos.


3 Responses to “chicken and black bean burritos”

  1. letmestartbysaying March 23, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    A shout-out on the day you post a Mexican dish? Very appropriate. 😉
    Those 100-Calorie guac pacs made my life a beautiful thing.

    • ilonaskitchen March 23, 2011 at 8:07 am #

      We were on the same wavelength! I can do Mexican anytime!


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