Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas

  • 5MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 216KCAL

These slimming friendly Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas are ideal to satisfy your tortilla cravings whether you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories216
  • Carbs11g
  • Protein10g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

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These slimming friendly Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas are ideal to satisfy your tortilla cravings whether you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

We’re huge fans of tortillas, but, as with lots of our favourite things they’re not too slimming friendly. The Old El Paso Stand ‘n’ Stuff Soft Mini Tortillas we use in this recipe are perfect for recreating a traditional stuffed tortilla whilst saving on some calories and Points etc.

You can have 2 of them for less calories than a regular sized tortilla! They may be small, but you can pack them full of beans and veggies to make a super filling meal.

You can buy them in most major supermarkets for around £2. You get 12 in a pack so that works out at only pennies per tortilla. Economical for your pocket as well as your calorie count!

What diets are these Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas suitable for?

This Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas recipe can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Reduced fat cheddar

You can also make this recipe vegetarian by replacing the following ingredients with a vegetarian friendly substitute or extra veg;

  • Chicken breast

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

You may have noticed that we haven’t specified a portion size for this Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas recipe. We’ve counted it per individual tortilla, so you can have as many as you want, just add the calories or Points etc up accordingly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas?

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We’ve used Old El Paso Stand ‘n’ Stuff Soft Mini Tortillas in this recipe. You can find these in most major supermarkets.

How many calories are in this Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas?

There are 216 calories per portion in these Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

This Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Heat up a large frying pan sprayed with some low calorie cooking spray.

Step 2

Add the onions and crushed garlic, then cook until they just start to soften.

Step 3

Add the chicken strips and peppers and cook until the chicken starts to colour.

Step 4

Mix in all the spices and lemon juice.

Step 5

Continue to cook for a minute or so.

Step 6

Add the chopped tomatoes and drained black beans, then season to taste. This will take a fair amount of seasoning so add a good pinch. You can adjust the seasoning more later.

Step 7

Cover the pan, allow the mix to cook simmer for 10 minutes. There isn’t much liquid in this recipe (it would get messy if it was too wet!) so keep an eye on it.

Step 8

Check the chicken is cooked through, check the seasoning (add some more if you want) then spoon the mix into the Old El Paso Stand n Stuff Soft Mini Tortillas.

Step 9

Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top of each one and pop in the oven for 5 minutes at 200°C or until the cheese has melted.

Step 10

Remove from the oven and enjoy! But be careful they will be very hot!!

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How do you know when these Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas are cooked?

Allow your filling to simmer for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. As there isn’t much liquid in this recipe you’ll need to keep an eye on it!

At this point you can check the seasoning and spices and add more if you’d like. Then fill your mini tortillas, sprinkle cheese over the top and finish in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas?

Yes you can! This recipe makes quite a lot so you can freeze what’s left of the filling for another day, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas

These slimming friendly Chicken and Black Bean Mini Tortillas are ideal to satisfy your tortilla cravings whether you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 216
  • Carbs 11G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Old El Paso Stand n Stuff Soft Mini Tortillas
  • reduced fat cheddar grated. We used about 6g on each tortillas
  • 2 chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 lemon juice only
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Heat up a large frying pan sprayed with some low calorie cooking spray.
  2. Add the onions and crushed garlic, then cook until they just start to soften.
  3. Add the chicken strips and peppers and cook until the chicken starts to colour.
  4. Mix in all the spices and lemon juice.
  5. Continue to cook for a minute or so.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and drained black beans, then season to taste. This will take a fair amount of seasoning so add a good pinch. You can adjust the seasoning more later.
  7. Cover the pan, allow the mix to cook simmer for 10 minutes. There isn't much liquid in this recipe (it would get messy if it was too wet!) so keep an eye on it.
  8. Check the chicken is cooked through, check the seasoning (add some more if you want) then spoon the mix into the Old El Paso Stand n Stuff Soft Mini Tortillas.
  9. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top of each one and pop in the oven for 5 minutes at 200°C or until the cheese has melted.
  10. Remove from the oven and enjoy! But be careful they will be very hot!!

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Karen HillierThursday 12th September 2019

Made this tonight. Lovely recipe and very filling with amazing flavours. 22year old son had two tortillas and Hubble and I had 1 each so no leftovers. Added a light green salad to it. Will do again. Thank you..

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    Emma TFriday 13th September 2019

    Hi Karen,

    So glad you enjoyed it!

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Carmel Kennedy-ImMonday 17th April 2017

I want to thank you for all your recipes, I had an upset day today and your recipes really helped me stay focused . I am down 8st 1 lb. I just think this site is brilliant and would be most without the Facebook page. Thanking you again and I think you don’t realise how important your food ideas , your info before we even start a recipe so we can make own choices. A very Happy woman from Cork Ireland

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    KateThursday 20th April 2017

    Hi Carmel
    We’re so glad you’re finding the website useful, and well done on your losses so far
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AmySunday 18th September 2016

Made these tonight and they’re a win from the family! Used kidney instead of black beans, but other than that followed the recipe to a T and was really happy with it.

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SusanSunday 18th September 2016

Had these for my dinner tonight super easy to make and absolutely delicious. So good am having them again tomorrow night. Definitely recommend trying them.

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