Healthy Chicken Burritos Recipe – Easiest Recipe Ever

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Healthy Chicken Burritos Recipe – Easiest Recipe Ever: A quick and simple weekday meal that will soon become a family favorite is healthy chicken burritos. There is a ton of chicken, rice, beans, and Mexican-style taste in these burritos.

In my household, Thursday nights are typically the nights when we skip dinner. To ensure that we have adequate food for the beginning of the week, I always prepare meals on the weekends. That said, by Thursday, most things are gone. Either we wind up eating something quick and easy, or I’m constantly searching for an easy supper.


Healthy Chicken Burritos Recipe – Easiest Recipe Ever


One of my favorite “go-to” dinners when we’re low on food is this shredded chicken burrito. It is really, really simple to make! There aren’t many dishes to clean up after making these burritos—just two pans in all!

These chicken burritos make a nutritious dinner choice as well. They still have a fantastic flavor and taste great despite being healthy. This burrito’s primary ingredients are beans, rice, and chicken. The kids will like this option as well as the rest of the family!



  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup white rice (instant 5 minute)
  • 1 can (15 Oz) black beans
  • 1 cup shredded chicken breast cooked
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 4 tortillas (gluten free if needed)
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese optional if desired




Burrito Filling

In a large pot, mix the salsa, water, and garlic powder. Over high heat, bring to a boil while stirring from time to time.
Stir the rice in after adding it. Leave the saucepan on the burner even after turning off the heat. After covering, wait five minutes. (Momentarily stir).
Verify the rice’s consistency after five minutes. It’s finished if it’s sensitive and soft. If not, cover and leave for a further two minutes.
Take the pan off of the flame. Add the cheese, shredded chicken, and black beans. Stir until well blended.


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Assemble the Burritos

Set oven temperature to 350°F. Apply a thin layer of nonstick pan spray to a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Place the tortillas on a platter between two paper towels that have been briefly moistened to reheat them. Microwave for approximately 15 seconds to preheat.

With a ½ inch margin all around, place the burrito filling in the center of each tortilla.

With the seam side down, roll the burrito and set it on the pan.

If desired, add more cheese on top. Bake for fifteen minutes while covered with foil. Warm up and serve.



  • Calories: 448kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg
  • Potassium: 739mg
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 4g



You can adjust these chicken burritos to accommodate any type of allergy.

Use a corn tortilla or gluten-free tortilla if you’re gluten-free. Although you should always check the label, all other ingredients should be gluten-free.

Dairy Free: Omit the cheese to make these burritos dairy free. Verify again that there is no dairy in the tortillas.




I love to serve simple side dishes with these burritos because they are so simple to cook! Typically, I purchase a package of lettuce, dice a few tomatoes, and prepare a simple and quick side salad. My top picks for sides to go with the burritos are listed below:

A fresh fruit cup with kiwis, strawberries, and blueberries
Warm frozen vegetables sprinkled with salt, garlic powder, olive oil, and Italian seasoning.
Rice with Mexican Refried Beans




Store these burritos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. A common problem with leftover burritos is that the tortilla may get soggy. To prevent this, I recommend only assembling the amount of burritos you are going to eat.

Keep the leftover filling separate from the tortillas. Add the mixture to the tortilla right before you eat and then microwave it. Don’t worry about putting it in the oven since the filling mixture has already been cooked.

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