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4.63 from 8 votes

Chicken Burritos

Chicken Burritos - a Classic Mexican dish that will have the entire family, including those picky kids, running to the dinner table.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken burritos
Servings: 6
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breasts skinless and boneless, cut into small pieces.
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 t tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup bean medley or kidney beans (canned)
  • 1/2 jalapeno chopped
  • 6 medium flour tortillas
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Optional Toppings

  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Preheat your broiler.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add chicken breast and cook until no longer pink. Add onion and garlic to the skillet and stir. Season with salt and pepper, chili powder and cumin. Cook until onion is translucent. Add tomatoes, beans and jalapeno and mix well. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes then set aside.
  • To assemble add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture to the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with a little cheddar cheese. Roll up each tortilla and secure with a couple toothpicks. Place burritos under the broiler for about 2 to 3 minutes until cheese has melted and tortillas are slightly golden.
  • Serve with salsa and sour cream.


Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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Serving: 1burrito | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 523mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 3.1mg