I’m not sure what happened.
I blame my children.
I went from the wife and mother who used to love to create an award-winning meal to a wife and mother who has exactly 27 minutes to prepare a meal that no one will complain about before we go to our next activity.
Cooking and meal preparation has changed in our house.
I have less time. More vocal eaters. And a desire to still create something that is healthy from scratch.
For some reason, Mexican is always a hit in our house. Maybe it is the smothering of sour cream and salsa or maybe it is the addition of tortilla chips….all I know is that when I’m crunched for time this is my healthy chicken burrito recipe.
20 Minute Healthy Chicken Burrito Recipe
Recipe Yields: 3 Full Size Burritos
3 large flour tortillas
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped into bite size pieces
3/4 cups black beans, drained and rinsed (a little less than a whole can)
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
6 tablespoons Mexican cheese blend, shredded
3 tablespoons salsa, plus more for garnish
3 tablespoons sour cream, plus more for garnish
2. Laying on flour tortilla flat, place 2 tablespoons cheese in center, then add 1/3 of the chicken mixture on top, then add 1 tablespoon of salsa, and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Roll tortilla in a jelly roll fashion, squeezing sides to ensure filling doesn’t fall out. Place seam side down on counter, and repeat with next 2 tortillas.
3. Heat a grill pan or clean skillet over medium/high heat and spray with cooking spray. Set tortillas into pan, seam side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown on bottom side, flip and continue cooking on that side until browned. Remove from skillet and place on a wire rack or plates to serve.
4. Serve with a side of sour cream, guacamole, salsa, hot sauce, or whatever toppings your family prefers
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Or looking for an easy side dish the whole family will eat? Try my Easy Parmesan Baked Zucchini Recipe.