tequila lime chicken and black bean burritos

June 26, 2013

in Main Dishes, Recipes

guess what? no asparagus in my recipe today. i know shocker.

tequila lime chicken and black bean burritos

ok this tequila lime marinade is awesome. totally makes this dish. totally. so make sure you set your chicken out and marinade it..got it. i told you right away so you won’t forget :-)

and those that know me know that i love tequila and well tequila loves me – most of the time -spring break 2012 did not go so well. hahahahaha. and this is even more funny since really i am too old for spring breaks but when with sisters in nashville it just becomes one. cheers.

ok back to the food. i loved these burritos. i ate them for lunch for three days…maybe even longer. it was just so easy to put together and i am a lover of beans and rice…did i get you to sing… “red beans and rice didn’t miss her” haha love that song babygotback hahahahaha i am loving this.

tequila lime chicken and black bean burritos

oh the recipe you want that?

tequila lime chicken and black bean burritos


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • zest of 2 limes
  • juice from 2 limes which should be about 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • tortillas
  • really anything goes i added:
  • 1 cup of black beans
  • 1 cup of sweet corn
  • spanish rice
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly torn cilantro
  • other ideas:
  • shredded lettuce
  • guacamole
  • tomatoes
  • onions


  1. In a glass bowl whisk tequila, olive oil, lime zest, lime juice and salt. Pour marinade over chicken to marinade. Place in fridge for as long as you can.. at least a couple hours. Ok you want those flavors to get into the chicken.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  3. Heat a large oven-safe skillet – I used my cast iron skillet - over medium-high heat. Add some olive oil so chicken won’t stick. Place chicken into skillet and cook on both sides till golden brown about 3-4 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 so you don’t burn your fingers.
  4. To make the burritos, place the tortillas in the hot oven for a minute or two to warm up or nuk for a few seconds. This will make them soft so easier to wrap up and won't tear. Top each tortilla with chicken, beans, corn, rice, cheese and cilantro. Or any of the other ingredients you wish to add. Wrap up and enjoy!

recipe from how sweet it is

and if at all possible buy Non GMO corn. please people please.

tequila lime chicken and black bean burritos

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

What a yummy meal! Looks so scrumptious and easy, and I love the flavors!


anotherbiteplease June 27, 2013 at 11:50 am

it is so scrumptious easy…and these flavors i really can not get enough of!


amy @ fearless homemaker June 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

GAH, this looks SO good. This is totally my type of meal + now I’m craving it big-time for lunch. WANT!
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anotherbiteplease June 27, 2013 at 11:48 am

and now that you can enjoy a drink with/in your food :-) too bad we didn’t live closer i’d deliver lunch.


Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl June 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

I LOVE tequilla ;), so I am pretty sure that I can jump on board with any Mexican-inspired recipe that uses it. Yum :).
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anotherbiteplease June 27, 2013 at 7:28 am

yeah lets do dinner and drinks 😉


jackie @ marin mama cooks June 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

Oh Angela, you crack me up. First, I loved your opening line, “what no asparagus?” That’s like me with kale, “what no kale?” I also loved your spring break comment (hey, you’re never too old for spring break) and the fact that you maybe ate these burritos for possibly a week or more. You’re too cute and it shows in your writing. I love burritos, enchiladas, tacos, you name it girl! I even use to hate corn in my mexican fare, but now I love it. My hubby is psyched because he loves corn and the more I use it, the happier he is. I think he had a heavy corn and pea diet growing up and misses those childhood veggies. These look great and I love that there is a link to spanish rice because I still can’t figure out how to make that properly. Maybe this one will work! Have a great day girl and I’m so happy that the sun is finally out here! xoxo, Jackie
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anotherbiteplease June 27, 2013 at 7:31 am

:-) always love your comments Jackie. and yeah you are on the corn train. another fav season of mine is sweet corn so can’t wait till that is at our farmer’s market. the spanish rice link is good…it makes a ton. i could have been eating that alone for 3 weeks. oh and i love your kale…so keep it coming!


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