Chicken Burrito Recipe

Chicken Burrito Recipe

2020-08-24
5 Stars (6 Voters)
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Learn how to make the best chicken burrito at home. This chicken burrito recipe is easy to make, you can make the burritos with leftover rice and leftover chicken. So if you are looking for easy meal that everybody loves, give this Mexican burrito a try!
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
40 Minutes
WORK TIME
40 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Mexican
INGREDIENTS
    • 6 Flour tortillas, large
    • 2 Chicken breast/thighs, skinless and boneless
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 1 teaspoon Paprika
    • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon Oregano
    • 1 teaspoon Cumin
    • 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 Large onion, chopped
    • 1 Bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 can (15.5oz/439g) Black beans
    • 2 Tomatoes 
    • 1 Avocado
    • Coriander
    • Leftover rice
    • Cheese of your choice
    • Oil for cooking the chicken
DIRECTIONS

1. Prepare the chicken: In a small bowl mix salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin and oregano. Set aside. Place chicken breast in a large bowl, sprinkle seasoning mixture, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil and toss to coat.

2. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add chicken breast/thighs and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until fully cooked.

3. In the same pan, sauté onion for 5 minutes, add garlic and chopped bell pepper and sauté for 2-3 minutes more. Add beans, season with salt and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.

4. Assembly: place the tortilla on your working surface, first layer the rice, then place the bean mixture, then place some chicken chunks, then chopped avocado, chopped tomatoes, then coriander leaves and eventually sprinkle some shredded cheese. Fold the sides of tortilla and roll.

5. Now you can serve it like this or:

  • toast the burritos on a dry pan.
  • Wrap the burrito tightly with foil and bake in preheated 350F (180C) oven for about 10 minutes.

6. Serve with homemade guacamole.

Notes:

How can I store burrito?

You can store burrito wrapped in foil up to 3-4 Days. Before serving warm it up in reheated 350F (180C) oven for about 10 minutes.

What can you add to a burrito?

The possibilities are endless, you can add any kind of beans, vegetables such as tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, onion, bell pepper etc. You can add any kind of herbs like coriander and parsley. You can use any kind of protein (chicken, beef, pork, fish). And of course, you can any kind of cheese.

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