Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

Here’s how to make a restaurant-style burrito fresh at home. You could also substitute lean beef or pork for chicken in this recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 burrito

  • Calories 360
  • Carbohydrate 35 g
  • Protein 37 g
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 18 g
  • Cholesterol 65 mg
  • Sodium 450 mg
  • Potassium 765 mg

This Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients

1 avocado, mashed
4 large low-carb, whole-wheat tortillas
1/2 cup pico de gallo or jarred salsa
2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 cup canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
6 Tbsp reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce  
1 cup diced tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Spread 3 Tbsp mashed avocado on 1 tortilla. Top with 2 Tbsp pico de gallo, 1/2 cup chicken, 1/4 cup black beans, 1 1/2 Tbsp cheese, 1/4 cup lettuce and 1/4 cup diced tomatoes.
  2. Fold into burrito. Repeat procedure for remaining 3 burritos.

Dietitian Tip: These mouthwatering burritos are prepared with lean protein from the chicken, healthy carbohydrates from the whole-wheat tortillas and beans, and good-for-you monounsaturated fat from the avocado. Delicious! 

Choices: 2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy Vegetable, 4 Lean Protein, 1/2 Fat

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