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Healthified Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

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40% fewer calories • 42% less fat • 41% less sat fat than the original recipe. Whip up a fiesta for dinner in just 30 minutes! Jazzed-up chicken creates the tasty filling for an easy-to-wrap burrito.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Instant brown rice
Water as called for on rice box
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup Muir Glen™ organic mild salsa
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon lime juice
8
low-fat whole wheat tortillas (8-inch)
1
cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
Salsa, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Cook rice as directed on package for two servings, using 1/8 teaspoon salt, but omitting butter if called for.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, mix chicken, black beans, 1 cup salsa and chili powder. Microwave on High 2 minutes or until hot, stirring after 1 minute.
  • 3 Place cooked rice in large bowl; stir in cilantro and lime juice until well blended.
  • 4 Heat tortillas as directed on package. Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla. Top with about 1/4 cup rice mixture and 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold sides of tortilla toward center; fold ends over. Serve with additional salsa, if desired.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 10
  • Fat Reduced By 4g
  • Sodium Reduced By 160mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burrito
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
Instant white rice Instant brown rice
2 cups shredded cooked chicken 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package) 2 teaspoons chili powder
1 package (11 oz) flour tortillas for burritos (8 tortillas) 8 low-fat whole wheat tortillas (8-inch)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz) 1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
400 (before)
390 (after)
Sodium
 
 
880 mg (before)
720 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
14 g (before)
10 g (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Any type of beans can be used in place of the black beans, though smaller beans work best in burritos and wraps.

Spice up these burritos by adding a little more chili powder and cilantro.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/26/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burrito
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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