Chicken and Black Bean Stuffed Tortillas

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So up front, the tortilla pocket idea was not mine originally. I ran across the recipe and thought the idea was genius!! This stuffing I made for this recipe is just the first of many variations I will be doing. These things are super simple and a big crowd pleaser. I know I always struggle with coming up with ideas for appetizers and these are perfect! We make a bunch and just eat them for a dinner they are filling and work great if you just want to make something different and simple.

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts

1 can of chicken broth

1 can of black beans

2 cups of cooked rice

1 can of mild green chilis

1 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning (refer to my post for a recipe or store bought is fine)

Badia Complete Seasoning (if you have taken my advice and bought some)

3 cloves Fresh garlic

cheddar cheese

burrito sized tortillas

1 tablespoon of flour

3 tablespoons of water

oil for frying

IMG_4100First, you need to cook your chicken, I cut mine up into about four pieces per breast put them in a pan with 1 can of chicken broth. Then sprinkle ½ tablespoon of taco seasoning and if you have Badia add 1 teaspoon. Cook your chicken on low until it is tender and remove from the skillet (leave your liquid in there you will be needing it). Next, use two forks and shred your chicken and add it back to your skillet. Now add you can of black beans with the juice, green chilis, the remainder of your seasoning.and press your garlic into as well.   IMG_4102Now add your rice and stir all together and simmer until your liquid is cooked down, you want that liquid to cook down so your mixture won’t run out of your tortilla pockets. Be sure also to be tasting as you go, you may want to add a little of something.

Get out your tortillas and cut them in half, put your flour into a small bowl and add your water. You want just enough water to make your flour into a runny paste so feel free to adjust the water measurement if you need to. Next, you fold up your pockets….refer to my pictures because it will get confusing if I try to explain anything more in depth then…” cut it in half.”

Now that your pockets are formed put a few pinches of cheese in it then some filling, be careful to not overfill it or you won’t be able to keep it closed. Once it is filled up put your paste on the top opening and pinch it closed.

Make sure you oil is good and hot, to test it just rip off a piece of your tortilla and drop it in if it begins to fry right away it is hot enough. Lastly, place 2 or three pockets in the oil at a time and fry until golden.

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ENJOY!!

REMEMBER TO TASTE AS YOU MAKE!!

 

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