Southwest Chicken Bean Tortilla Recipe

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Southwest food has become a favorite for us. Since our visit to Arizona and the different tastes that come together so nicely, I continue to experiment of recipes we can enjoy that are quick and easy to prepare like this one. Check out the recipe links at the end if you love Southwest Cuisine!

1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
optional: cayenne pepper to taste for more heat

2 cups chicken chopped into small cubes
1/4 cup thinly sliced black olives
3/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salsa or taco sauce
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
Shredded monteray cheese or extra sharp cheddar

Optional Garnish:
1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeno pepper
 Shredded monteray cheese or extra sharp cheddar
Sour cream
1 lime Freshly squeezed  juice mixed with 2 tablespoon olive oil
Avocado slices

Cooking spray

Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in chopped chicken and olives.  Combine beans and salsa. Spoon 1/4 cup bean mixture and 1/2 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Roll up.  Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place the tortillas on the cookie sheet, sprinkle with more cheese and bake on 400 degrees until the cheese melts and heated. Garnish with more olives and chopped peppers, sour cream, a little lime juice and avocado slices if you like.

Like Southwest Foods? Try some of these recipes:

Southwest Soup
Tequilla Lime Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Lemon Lime Pepper Chicken and Vegetables
Southwest Crockpot Corn Pudding
Southwest Salad Potatoes
Southwest Sausage Cheddar Scones
Southwest Arizona Vacation and Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Southwest Tequilla Chicken
Homemade Flour Tortilla
Grilled Filled Avocado's
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