Our Favorite Chicken Burritos

Like many of you, I get into a rut making the same recipes over and over again.  For awhile, when I told the kids I was making Mexican for dinner, that would mean basic ground chicken tacos made with the usual premixed pouch of spices and the standard toppings…Good, but kind of boring.

Not anymore.

With help from my boys, I have perfected our favorite chicken burritos.  

So far, I’ve made these burritos twice and both times they were devoured.  Even when we’ve made enough to have leftovers, the leftovers are usually gone the next day!   Mexican night at our house!

Favorite Chicken Burritos - This is the best chicken burrito recipe we have tried and is a huge hit with the whole family.

Here is our favorite chicken burrito recipe:

Main Ingredients

10 Medium (8 inch)  flour tortillas
1 – 1 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized pieces
3 cups of cooked rice
1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 cup frozen or canned corn
1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
1/2 medium yellow onion (chopped)
1/2 clove garlic (chopped)
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 jar of salsa
1 bar Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
Olive oil

Optional Topping Ingredients

Tomatoes
Monterey Jack cheese
Cilantro
Lime Wedges
Avocado
Sour Cream
Salsa (in addition to the jar above)
Jalapeno peppers

Instructions 

  1. Cook rice according to box instructions so you end up with about 3 cups cooked.
  2. In a large pan, heat olive oil on medium/medium high heat.  Add chicken, onion, garlic, red bell pepper, chili powder and cumin.  Cook for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is done.  I usually end up putting the cover over the pan while cooking to keep the moisture in (since I always end up overcooking chicken).
  3. In a separate pot, heat up the corn and beans for a few minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the rice, chicken mixture, corn, beans, 1 cup cheese and about half the jar of salsa.  Mix well.
  5. Divide up the mixture by filling up each of the ten tortillas evenly.  Roll them up and place into two greased glass baking dishes.  You will need two baking dishes because these burritos end up pretty stuffed!  Sprinkle with more Monterey Jack cheese and the rest of the salsa.

* Tip – I tend to roll the burritos with the seam side up so they don’t fall apart so easily when you scoop them out after cooking.  To keep them from opening up while I am placing them in the dish, I usually lay a knife across the top until I sprinkle the cheese on top.  Then once I add the extra cheese and salsa, they usually stay in place.

6. Bake the burritos in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until cheese on top is melted.  If you like them crispier, do not cover, but if you prefer softer burritos, cover with foil.

Favorite Chicken Burritos and toppings

Usually, I add extra cilantro on top of mine but we all have different extras we like to add.  In order to please everyone, I like to provide a variety of toppings.

Burrito Toppings

Mexican night is no longer boring in our house!

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7 Comments

  1. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    October 20, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Oh this sounds so good. We love Mexican, so this one I will definitely try.

  2. Sunflowers With Smiles
    October 20, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Yum Shelly these look and sound delicious!

  3. Have a Daily
    October 24, 2015 / 1:15 am

    Looks yummy! I make enchiladas, but never burritos. I'll have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing with SYC.hugs,Jann

  4. Made In a Day
    October 27, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Looks great and sounds great too! I am always looking for new Mexican recipes and I haven't tried rice in mine, I think I'll give it a try! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on my Recipe Pinterest Board & MM Board! Have a great week! Kim

  5. TheKimSix Fix
    November 2, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    These look so good! I love chicken burritos!

  6. September 23, 2018 / 10:42 pm

    These look really good made this way. I love Mexican food! And your counters are pretty.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      September 24, 2018 / 6:30 am

      Thank you! It’s always hard to come up with something my whole family loves. And thanks on the counters…the granite is called White Ice.

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