Loading Video...

Chicken and Bean Burrito Verde

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
Share This Recipe


4 teaspoons olive oil

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 15-ounce can of low-sodium white beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon, plus a pinch, of salt

2 cups lightly packed shredded romaine lettuce (about 3 large leaves)

1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

Freshly ground black pepper

4 whole wheat flour tortillas (about 9 inches in diameter)

2 cups shredded cooked chicken, skinless (a breast and thigh of a rotisserie chicken)

1 jalapeno finely diced

1/2 ripe avocado, thinly sliced

1/2 cup tomatillo salsa

1/2 cup low-fat Greek-style yogurt


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cumin and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the beans, broth and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Transfer the bean mixture to the small bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Put the lettuce, cilantro, the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil, lime juice, a pinch of salt and a few turns of pepper in a medium bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Wrap the tortillas in paper towel and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. To build the burrito, spread 1/3 cup of the bean puree in the center of a warm tortilla. Sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons of jalapeno. Top with 1/2 cup of shredded chicken, then 1/2 cup of the lettuce mixture and 2 slices of avocado. Wrap into a burrito. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  5. Serve with the salsa and yogurt alongside.
  6. Excellent source of: Fiber, Niacin, Protein, Thiamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
  7. Good source of: Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Riboflavin, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc