Chicken and Pinto Bean Sauté

Chicken and Pinto Bean Saute

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 20 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min


Make a Mexican-inspired dinner tonight that everyone in the family is sure to enjoy! By rinsing and draining the beans twice, you remove a large portion of the sodium found in all types of canned beans.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 4 ounces meat, 1 cup beans
Calories per serving: 640
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.1g 11%
Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
Sodium 705mg 29%
Protein 51.4g 71%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans pinto beans, well rinsed and drained
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 4 flour tortillas

Step by Step:

  1. Heat a large skillet sprayed with vegetable cooking spray over medium heat. Add onions and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and cook until browned.
  2. Add beans, green onions, and spices and cook until chicken is no longer pink and onions are tender.
  3. Serve with fat-free sour cream and warmed flour tortillas.