Tequila Lime Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

I hope everyone had a fun weekend!  We had beautiful, warm weather here in Rochester and we took full advantage of it and did a lot of work in our yard.  There’s still a long way to go to get our lawn the way we want it, but at least we made a dent.  Quite a different life now that we own a home, that’s for sure!  We did get to have some fun and had lunch with friends after church and hung out at a local park on the lake for a while in the afternoon.  It was an overall great weekend.

With Cinco de Mayo coming up so soon, it has definitely put me in a burrito mood.  These burritos I’m sharing with you today were the best I have ever made at home and Mr. Wishes agreed wholeheartedly.  What can I say….we both have a lot of appreciation for a good burrito!

One of the great things about this burrito is that it has NO CHEESE in it so it can be considered healthier than most.  You won’t even miss the cheese, I promise.  The guacamole really gives it the “creaminess” and where there is guacamole there is not much need for cheese.  I actually think it tasted so much fresher without the cheese – the  flavor really shined through.  It definitely had that “freshness appeal” and didn’t sit too heavy, either.

Take that, Chipotle! ;)

Tequila Lime Chicken and Black Bean Burritos for Cinco de Mayo

Tequila Lime Chicken and Black Bean Burritos for Cinco de Mayo

Tequila Lime Chicken and Black Bean Burritos for Cinco de Mayo

INGREDIENTS:

Yield: serves 4-6 (I got 6 good-sized burritos out of it)

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup tequila
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
zest of 2 limes

4-6 burrito-sized tortillas
2 tomatoes, chopped and seasoned with salt + pepper
1 cup of black beans
1 cup of sweet corn
1 cup of shredded lettuce
1/2 cup of guacamole
1/4 cup freshly torn cilantro

DIRECTIONS:

Whisk tequila, olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper and lime zest in a bowl until combine. Add chicken to a ziplock bag or baking dish and pour marinade ingredients over top. Marinate in the fridge for 2-24 hours, flipping chicken a few times. When you’re ready to prepare the burritos, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Remove chicken from the fridge and heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil or nonstick spray and add chicken, searing both sides until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove and shred chicken with two forks.

To build the burritos, place the tortillas in the hot oven for a minute or two. Once warm, remove and top each with an equal amount of the chicken, beans, corn, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and cilantro. To wrap the burritos, fold in the top and bottom ends, then roll the burrito together from right to left.  Cut in half or eat whole!

Recipe source:  adapted from howsweeteats.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

26 Responses to “Tequila Lime Chicken and Black Bean Burritos”

  1. April 29, 2013 at 7:04 AM #

    Yum! I love any and all Mexican food, and the chicken in this burrito sounds delicious! And of course, the guac is a MUST!

    • April 29, 2013 at 12:05 PM #

      The guac MADE these burritos :)

  2. April 29, 2013 at 9:56 AM #

    I love a good burrito and these definitely fit the description. They look and sound fantastic!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • April 29, 2013 at 12:05 PM #

      Thank you so much, Eric! By the way, I tried to comment on your blog the other day and I wasn’t able to. The Disquis program wouldn’t allow me to :(

  3. April 29, 2013 at 10:16 AM #

    I have been wanting a new taco recipe for awhile, and I love the addition of the tequila! These sound great!

    • April 29, 2013 at 12:05 PM #

      Thank you, Laurie!!

  4. April 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM #

    The chicken with tequila sounds fantastic! What a yummy burrito!!

  5. April 29, 2013 at 2:09 PM #

    Tequila marinated chicken?!?? Count me in!! What a perfect Cinco de Mayo meal idea :) Plus, if I have to buy a bottle of tequila, you know there will be margaritas involved to use up the rest, haha!

    • April 29, 2013 at 4:30 PM #

      Yes, I am already coming up with ways to use the rest of the bottle ;)

  6. April 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM #

    I am always in the mood for a burrito :) these sound like they’d be a hit in my house for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    • April 29, 2013 at 4:30 PM #

      Thanks, Dawn! I’m sure you’ll love them :)

  7. April 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM #

    Thinking the cilantro lime rice would be so good in these.

    • April 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM #

      Diane – that is a brilliant idea!!

  8. April 30, 2013 at 2:29 AM #

    That buritto looks fantastic –perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Yum… :)

  9. April 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM #

    I’m always in burrito mood, Cinco de Mayo or not. These look SO yummy, Ashley! I’ll help you with your yard if you make me some …:)

  10. Joe
    April 30, 2013 at 5:52 PM #

    I guarantee I would miss the cheese

    • April 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM #

      Hahah make them for Missy for dinner and let me know how you feel then

  11. April 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM #

    Wow, you had me at tequila. I have never seen nothing quite like this before. This sure looks refreshing and healthy.

  12. April 30, 2013 at 10:00 PM #

    What a delicious and festive meal!

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