Chicken & Black Bean Burritos

Chicken & Black Bean Burrito

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.

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Chicken & Black Bean Burritos

Serves 6
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Website Adapted from: Cooking Light
These chicken and black bean burritos are fast and easy, using a rotisserie chicken and refrigerated salsa.


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 3/4 cups black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 6 8-inch flour or wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 cup cheese (grated)


1. Combine water, lime juice, chili powder, ground cumin, and black pepper in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add chicken and green onions.
2. Combine black beans and salsa.
3. Divide chicken mixture and bean mixture evenly onto the tortillas and sprinkle with grated cheese. Roll, folding both ends in.
4. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray and cook burritos 3 or 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

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  • Lee Boyd March 26, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    These are awesome. Goes great with the spanish rice.


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