Baked Chicken Burrito Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: December 24, 2021
Baked Chicken Burrito Recipe

From meals for large groups to a healthy and quick grab-and-go lunch menu, a batch of homemade chicken burrito surely fits the bill. Make a bunch of zesty cheese and chicken burritos topped with salsa, jalapenos, and black olives in just 30 minutes with this easy recipe. Then, you can pair it with broccoli smoothie and avocado salad to complete your healthy meal.

Tips on Making Chicken Burrito

Burrito recipes are highly customizable, so there’s definitely one that will perfectly fit each person in a room. Master your burrito making skills with this simple recipe and expert tips on how to make burritos:

  • First, to separate frozen flour tortillas quickly, microwave them in 10-second intervals on High until soft. This way, they are less likely to tear.
  • In addition, make sure that your burrito filling ingredients are not watery. You certainly can customize this easy chicken burrito recipe with as much rice, refried beans, corn, and cheddar cheese as you want. We do not recommend putting vegetables and greens in, especially if you’re planning to store them. You can just use those ingredients for topping after baking instead.
  • Do not overfill the burritos. This is one key factor in how to fold a burrito so that the fillings don’t fall out. They will be easy to store and eat too.
  • Add other delicious seasonings to the chicken breast like tomato paste, lime juice, chili powder, and Italian seasoning, for instance. You can also substitute these for the taco mix.
  • Lastly, use leftover rotisserie chicken to easily make a shredded chicken burrito. Moreover, you can take leftover cooked rice and turn it into Mexican rice to add it to the filling.

More Burrito Recipes You’ll Love

In this section, we have more burrito recipes of different flavor combinations to recommend for your meal prep menu. Easily make these must-try wraps at home.

  • Chicken Breakfast Burrito — These protein-packed breakfast burritos filled with eggs, cheese, tomatoes, and chicken tenders will surely fill you up for the day. 
  • Fajita Chicken Burrito Bowl — For the rice lovers out there, this one’s for you! It has peppers, beans, avocado, and fresh and bright-tasting cilantro-lime white rice.
  • Chili Potato Burritos — Here’s a recipe for spicy vegan burrito wraps made using potatoes seasoned with aromatic spices. It’s best paired with a red enchilada sauce.
  • Pulled Pork Burritos — This is the perfect recipe to make use of your leftover pulled pork. Mixed with baked beans, Monterey Jack, and a spicy enchilada sauce, have this smoky burrito wrap ready in 25 minutes.
  • Beef Burrito — These beef burritos are freezer-friendly. It’s made tasty and fresh by taco seasoning and cilantro.

How To Make Baked Chicken Burrito

Here’s a tasty baked chicken burrito topped with salsa, jalapenos, and olives. Easy food for a crowd in just 30 minutes.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4 tortillas, large, corn or flour
  • 1 cup *Mexican red rice, (see Recipe Notes for recipe) or brown rice
  • ½ cup refried beans, or black beans
  • ½ cup corn
  • 1 lb chicken breast fillet
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend, or shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz bell pepper, cored, deseeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 oz taco seasoning, (1 packet)
  • 1 tbsp oil, olive or vegetable

To Serve:

  • jalapenos, for garnish
  • salsa, for garnish
  • black olives, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Slice the chicken breast into thin strips.

  3. Season the chicken with half of the taco seasoning mix.

  4. Heat oil in a medium skillet. Saute the chicken for about 7 minutes or until it is no longer pink and the juices come out clear.

  5. Add the bell peppers and saute for another 1 minute.

  6. In a shallow baking dish, place tortillas inside.

  7. Divide chicken, beans, corn, and rice up between the tortillas.

  8. Sprinkle cheese over the chicken and fold one half of the tortilla over the other.

  9. Sprinkle more cheese on top of each tortilla and place burritos in the oven.

  10. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is slightly crispy.

  11. Garnish with salsa, jalapenos, and black olives. Serve.

Recipe Notes

*Here’s a good recipe for tasty Mexican red rice that will be a great addition to your burrito filling.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 7g
  • :
  • Calcium: 424mg
  • Calories: 567kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Cholesterol: 126mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 650mg
  • Protein: 43g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 1618mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2406IU
  • Vitamin C: 42mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is chicken burrito healthy?

It depends on the ingredients used. It is a good choice to use lean chicken breast, just like what we did in this recipe. Moreover, aside from filling them with veggies, you can make your homemade burritos even healthier by replacing refried beans. In the same way, replace the black beans and the Mexican red rice with brown rice, which is lower in carb.

What is burrito sauce made of?

There is a wide range of options for burrito sauce. Aside from salsa, you can also pair it with sour cream, hot sauce, enchilada sauce, cheese sauce, or avocado ranch dressing. There are no rules so you can use whichever you prefer.

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Conclusion

These savory and cheesy baked chicken wraps are definitely something not to miss out on. Make a batch of chicken burrito for dinner, or refrigerate the rest in the fridge as grab-and-go lunch meals.
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