Healthy Chicken Burrito
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Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Chicken and Bean Burrito Verde

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  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