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Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet

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This Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet is a healthy, one-skillet chicken dish that 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.

Cast iron skillet with chicken, corn, black beans, and tomatoes.

Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet is a delicious, Mexican-inspired meal that’s sure to become your family’s favorite weeknight dinner. It’s packed full of wholesome ingredients like black beans, chicken, bell peppers, onion and spices – all made in one skillet!

This easy-to-make dish is hearty enough to fill the hungriest family. And thanks to its simple preparation, it’s a great meal for beginners just starting out in the kitchen. Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner or want to impress your friends with your culinary skills, this Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet is sure to become a dinner favorite.

Ingredients

For this easy dinner recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Red onion
  • Green bell peppers
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chicken breasts
  • Cumin
  • Smoked paprika
  • Mexican oregano
  • Chipotle powder
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice

Optional toppings:

  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Avocado
  • Lime

How To Make Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet

Step 1: Start by heating olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and peppers and season with a little salt and black pepper. (There will be another opportunity to add more salt and pepper.)

Cook, stirring occasionally until the veggies are soft and slightly caramelized. This should take about 7-8 minutes.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: 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, if needed.

Step 4: Remove the skillet from the 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.

To round out the meal, try pairing this dish with Easy Refried Beans, steamed brown rice, or with a fresh green salad.

Cast iron skillet with chicken, corn, black beans, and tomatoes.

Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet

This Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet is a healthy, one-skillet chicken dish that 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.
4.50 from 18 votes
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 584kcal

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
  • 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
  • 14 ounces black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Optional, to serve:

  • ½ cup Monterey Jack shredded
  • 1 large avocado chopped
  • 1 large lime sliced into 8 wedges

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

Serving: 1 | Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 675mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g
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This dish is tasty and would be a great meal to serve to your gluten-free friends.

Chicken burrito in a cast iron skillet.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Good recipe, but it seemed to be missing something , I added two small cans of mild green chilies – punched up the flavor to a perfect 10!

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