Chicken and Black Beans Burrito Recipe
This healthy chicken dish is quick and easy to prepare. It can be on your dining table in just 30 minutes, making perfect for those busy weeknights when you’re tempted to grab some takeout.
Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Recipe goes great with refried beans, steamed brown rice, and a fresh green salad.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
½ medium red onion, diced
2 red or green bell peppers, diced
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized cubes
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. paprika
1 t. oregano
½ t. chipotle powder
1 14 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. frozen corn
½ c. fresh cilantro, roughly chopped, divided
2 T. fresh lime juice
½ c. Monterey Jack, shredded
1 large avocado, chopped
1 large lime, sliced into 8 wedges
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1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir in the onion and peppers, then season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are soft and slightly caramelized, about 7 to 8 minutes.
2. Add the chicken, ground cumin, paprika, oregano, and chipotle powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is lightly browned on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season with additional salt and black pepper to taste, if needed.
3. Stir in the black beans and frozen corn. Cook, stirring once or twice, until everything is warmed through, about 6- to 8 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
4. Remove from heat and stir in half of the fresh cilantro and lime juice. Sprinkle the Monterey Jack cheese on top and cover with until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately topped with remaining cilantro, chopped avocado, and fresh lime wedges, if desired.