I got this recipe for Chicken & Black Bean Burritos from the Cooking Light website a few years ago. It is a great, low fat, healthy burrito that is sure to satisfy your craving for Mexican food.
You have the option of using a store bought rotisserie chicken, or you could make your own. I have done it both ways and it doesn’t make a difference in the taste of this dish. If I use a home-cooked chicken I will roast it in the oven, and use it for a couple of different recipes.
I made a couple of changes to the recipe, the main one being the tortillas. I found the most amazing tortillas. They are Ole Mexican Foods Extreme Wellness High-Fiber flour tortillas. They also come in Multi-grain, Fat-Free, Tomato & Basil, and Spinach & Herbs, but I just use the High-Fiber ones. An ordinary 8″ flour tortilla has around 120 calories, 5% fat and 4% fiber, while these tortillas have only 50 calories, 2% fat and a whopping 43% fiber. I buy them at my local Walmart Supercenter. I am always disappointed if they are out-of-stock.
These burritos are definitely a family favorite and it is easy to double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. This is great to make with the kids or when you want to get your guests involved in preparing the meal. I usually serve them with Spanish Rice and refried beans.
I have found that I can get more burritos than the original recipe called for because I don’t want to over-stuff them because they are hard to roll and don’t stay together that well when I am trying to brown them on my griddle.