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Chipotle Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

posted by April Anderson on November 27, 2017

Chipotle Chicken and Black Bean Burritos ~ These Chipotle Chicken and Black Bean Burritos Great for Busy Nights When You Need an Easy Dinner Recipe! Stuffed with Rice, Chicken, Black Beans, Avocado, Sour Cream and Cheese!


Chipotle Black Bean Chicken Burritos

I suppose you could make these Chipotle Chicken and Black Bean Burritos for a proper sit-down dinner during which everyone gathers around the table to dig into tortillas stuffed with chicken, rice, chipotle black beans and a simple guacamole. That would work just fine, but these burritos are best served on those nights when trying to get everyone around the table is best described as “mission: impossible” and you need a grab-and-go dinner idea that gets everyone fed without having to set the table. If you want a sit down Mexican inspired dinner try these Creamy Chicken EnchiladasChicken Enchiladas with Creamy Green Chili Sauce, and Chicken Ranch Enchiladas!

A burrito by its very nature is not meant for the dinner table, anyway. Made ahead, wrapped in foil, and stashed in a warm oven making it easy to reach in and grab one en route to whatever activity is next during this busy season – also known as the holidays – is exactly what these burritos were designed for. Plus, with a few shortcuts, they only take about 30 minutes to make which means whoever is on dinner-making-duty is not stuck in the kitchen all night making sure everyone gets something to eat.

Chipotle Black Bean Chicken Burritos


It starts with shredded cooked chicken, chicken that you don’t have to cook because you’ll pick up one of those rotisserie chickens at the store. You’ll end up with more chicken than you’ll need for this recipe which means you can use the leftovers to make chicken pot pie soup, creamy pesto chicken, or cashew chicken rotini salad later in the week when there’s a moment of respite when everyone can gather around the table for dinner.

The only cooking part of this recipe is the chipotle black beans that come together in the time it takes to boil the rice. The beans cook with some onion, garlic, and spicy chipotle peppers in adobo sauce before you mash them into a refried beans situation. From there, make a quick 4-ingredient guacamole or, if you want to save five minutes, go ahead and use your favorite store-bought guacamole instead.

Wrap the burritos up in foil, pop them in a warm oven, and dinner is done. Or, as I like to say, dinner is “mission: accomplished.”

Steps to Making Chipotle Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

  1. Prepare Rice!
  2. Prepare the Beans!
  3. Prepare Guacamole or Use Store Bought!
  4. Assemble Burritos!

Chipotle Black Bean Chicken Burritos

Ingredients Needed for Chipotle Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

  • Long grain white rice
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Black beans
  • Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Lime
  • Kosher salt
  • Flour tortillas
  • Shredded chicken
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream

What are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and try this winner out!

Chipotle Black Bean Chicken Burritos

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:20 Serves 6     adjust servings



  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 large clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped plus 2 tablespoons of the sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, dvided
  • 1 large avocado, pitted and peeled
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream


Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Bring 1 cup of water (plus 1/2 teaspoon salt) to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Add the rice and cook it for 20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.

While the rice cooks, make the black beans. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook it for about five minutes, or until it starts to soften. Add the garlic, black beans, and chipotle pepper and adobo sauce. Stir and cook it all for another five minutes. Add 1/2 tablespoon of chopped cilantro and mash the beans with a potato masher until the mixture resembles refried beans. Turn the heat off.

In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Add the lime juice, salt, and 1/2 tablespoon of cilantro and stir to combine.

Divide the rice, black beans, shredded chicken, cheese and guacamole between six tortillas. Top each with 1 tablespoon of sour cream. Fold the sides of the tortillas in and roll to make a burrito. Wrap each burrito in tin foil and place on a baking sheet or in a baking dish. Warm the burritos in the oven until ready to serve.


Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 570kcal Calories from fat 274
% Daily Value
Total Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 838mg35%
Carbohydrate 49g16%
Dietary Fiber 10g40%
Sugars 3g
Protein 27g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Stella Bahl

    Good and Easy! I’m looking forward to making these burrito’s tomorrow night for dinner..

    • Julie Evink

      Hope you enjoyed them Stella!

  • Danielle Green

    Looks like a very easy at-home meal rather than going out!

  • Malinda

    I soooo need more of these meals because it’s been a lot of “mission:impossible” nights!

    • Julie Evink

      Ugh… like every night lately here!

  • Karly

    These look phenom- so simple, so delicious and so going to be a huge hit with my entire fam. Definitely need to try!

    • Julie Evink

      Enjoy Karly! I’m sure they will love it!

  • Melissa Howell

    Yum! I love chipoltle stuff! I have never thought of smashing it in with beans before, but I know it would be delicious!

    • Julie Evink

      Can’t go wrong with this combo!

  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    Mmm. I love a good burrito, and these look FANTASTIC for the whole family!

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