Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

My mom made chicken and black bean burritos at our last Budenkamp get-together, and ever since then, Cass has been asking me to make them. So I did. Here’s how.

You need:

  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Salt, pepper, fajita seasoning, cilantro
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 medium onion, diced
  • 1 bag frozen sweet corn (I didn’t even use half of a bag for my burritos, so I just stuck the leftovers back in the freezer.)
  • Mexi-blend cheese


  1. Lay out a tortilla.
  2. Slice up chicken into skinny strips. Season well with salt, pepper, and fajita seasoning.
  3. In a skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high the cook the chicken just until the pink is gone. Do not over cook it, or you will have a sad and dry chicken burrito. 
  4. Begin assembly. A few pieces of chicken… DSCN1413
  5. …a trail of black beans on either side…DSCN1414
  6. …a sprinkle of diced tomatoes and onions…DSCN1415
  7. …a shower of sweet corn…DSCN1416
  8. …a pile of cheese…DSCN1417
  9. …and a sprinkle of cilantro on top. DSCN1418
  10. Then you need to wrap up the insides nice and snug. Take the very bottom of the tortilla and pull up…

    Excuse my chipped nails. Mani day isn't till tomorrow.
    Excuse my chipped nails. Mani day isn’t till tomorrow.
  11. …then take the top part and pull down…DSCN1421
  12. …take the right side and fold it over…DSCN1422
  13. …then roll that baby up. The more filling you have, the harder it will be to roll. Stuff will want to escape out the left side. Breathe deeply. It’ll be okay. You can do this. It takes a little practice. But this should more or less be your end result:DSCN1424
  14. Once it is rolled nice and tight, wrap your burrito baby in a tin foil blanket.DSCN1425
  15. Once all of your babies are bundled, nestle them in a pan and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

I didn’t take pictures of the finished burrito because I was getting rather hangry at that point, but they were pretty tasty. Cass pepped up his burrito with a little siracha sauce, but I left mine as it was. I served the burritos with a side of hot refried beans and some quinoa that I spiced with picante sauce. So yummy, so filling, SO easy, and customizable to every taste bud. You could add jalapenos, peppers, guacamole, or lime; substitute chicken for beef, leave out the cheese… the options are endless! What do you like in your burritos?


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