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One-Skillet Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Meal

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This healthy, one-skillet Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Meal can be on the table in just 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you’re tempted to grab some takeout. To round out the meal, try pairing this dish with Easy Refried Beans, steamed brown rice, or with a fresh green salad.

Every evening, I try to have supper on the table by 6:00 p.m. I don’t get home from my day job until 5:00 p.m. so that gives me an hour. Thirty minute meals are my jam — especially when we have a sports practice or game that we have to get to.

What makes this dish even better is that I get to use my cast iron! CI had me a little intimidated at first. I worried that everything would stick and burn. But after doing a little research and regularly cooking with it, my pan soon became the most frequently-used kitchen tool.

Some of my favorite cast iron recipes include:

Chicken Black Bean Skillet

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ medium red onion, diced
2 red or green bell peppers, diced
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized cubes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
½ teaspoon chipotle powder
1 14-ounces can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn
½ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

How to Make Chicken and Black Bean Burrito:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and peppers and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are soft and slightly caramelized, around 7-8 minutes.

Add chicken, ground cumin, smoked paprika, Mexican oregano, and chipotle powder and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is lightly browned on all sides, around 3-4 minutes. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste. 

Stir in black beans and frozen corn. Cook, stirring once or twice, until everything is warmed through, around 6-8 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.

Remove from heat and stir in half of the fresh cilantro and lime juice. If using, sprinkle cheese on top and cover with until cheese melts. Serve immediately topped with remaining cilantro, chopped avocado, and fresh lime wedges, if desired. Enjoy!

One-Skillet Chicken and Black Bean Meal

One-Skillet Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Meal

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This healthy, one-skillet Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Meal can be on the table in just 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you’re tempted to grab some takeout. To round out the meal, try pairing this dish with Easy Refried Beans, steamed brown rice, or with a fresh green salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 2 red or green bell peppers, diced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 14-ounces can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and peppers and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are soft and slightly caramelized, around 7-8 minutes.



Add chicken, ground cumin, smoked paprika, Mexican oregano, and chipotle powder and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is lightly browned on all sides, around 3-4 minutes. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste. 



Stir in black beans and frozen corn. Cook, stirring once or twice, until everything is warmed through, around 6-8 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.



Remove from heat and stir in half of the fresh cilantro and lime juice. If using, sprinkle cheese on top and cover with until cheese melts. Serve immediately topped with remaining cilantro, chopped avocado, and fresh lime wedges, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 469Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 587mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 9gSugar: 4gProtein: 61g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/22/2020

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