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Easy Chicken Burrito Recipe

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Welcome back to another amateur recipe by a home cook. If I can do it, so can you!

 
Today, we’re talking about my easy chicken burrito recipe you can make right at home, freeze for lunches months ahead or meal prep for the week. These burritos are under 450 calories per serving, are packed with veggies, and come to you at $2.77 a piece.
 
Ready to get into it?

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For Freezing

If you’re planning on freezing your burritos for later, make sure you wrap them tightly in your tin foil. Store in a freezer-safe back for up to 6 months (don’t forget about them!)

 

For Meal Prepping

If you plan on meal prepping, I HIGHLY recommend NOT adding sauce (like salsa or sour cream) inside your burritos with the rest of your ingredients; this will make them soggy. I also suggest putting your lettuce down first to help act as a barrier for the other ingredients.

Let’s Talk About This Easy Chicken Burrito Recipe

You know that long-winded chat about the recipe most websites put at the beginning? I put it after for those who actually want to read it. So with that being said, let’s talk about this easy chicken burrito recipe!

 

First things first. Why chicken over beef? Well, chicken has a lot less fat than beef, which will leave you with a healthier option. Because there’s less fat also means that you’re left with a less greasy burrito, aka your burrito, won’t get as soggy so quickly.

 

Secondly, I don’t believe in putting rice in burritos (unless it’s vegan/vegetarian) because you’re already getting enough calories from the wrap & meat that I see rice has wasted calories you could be using on other things.

 

This is a super easy recipe if you’re trying to make dinner for families or you’re looking for an alternative to your classic taco night. This recipe is such a good way to get all your 4 food groups, tons of vitamins and minerals, and will definitely keep you full for the day to come.

 

Are you ready to try it for yourself? If you have questions, feel free to drop them below, and enjoy your delicious chicken burritos!

Let's Get Cooking

meal prep chicken burritos in a blue bowl

Easy Chicken Burrito Recipe

we're talking about my easy chicken burrito recipe you can make right at home, freeze for lunches months ahead or meal prep for the week. These burritos are under 450 calories per serving, are packed with veggies, and come to you at $2.77 a piece.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course dinner, lunch, meal prep
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Burritos
Calories 412 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Burrito

  • 6 Whole Grain Burritos
  • 1 Pound Ground Chicken
  • 1 Taco Seasoning Packet
  • 1 Sweet Pepper
  • 1 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheese

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 Large Tomato
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 3/4 Cup Black Beans
  • Handful of Cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • 3/4 Cup Corn
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream

Instructions
 

For Cooking

  • Begin by cooking your chicken & peppers on medium heat until your chicken is mostly white.
  • Once mostly white, add in your minced garlic clove & taco seasoning. Next, add in the recommended amount of water as per the instructions on your seasoning packet, and cook until the water evaporates.
  • While your chicken is cooking, begin prepping your veggies & cheese: dice your tomato, lettuce, and jalapeno. Next, grate your cheese, and strain your beans.

For Assembly

  • If you plan on freezing or meal prepping your burritos, wait until your chicken is cooled before folding your burritos.
  • Set a large pan to medium-low; before filling your tortilla, individually place your tortilla in your pan for 3 seconds on each side. This makes it easier to fold.
  • Add your ingredients to the bottom half of your burrito, fold, and wrap in tin foil!
  • Take an instagramable pic, get your serving sauces and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 25gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 471mgPotassium: 633mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 477IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 254mgIron: 4mg
Keyword burrito, meal prep
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  1. Lindsey says:

    You said this makes 6 servings/burritos so all the ingredients listed are to be split evenly between 6 burritos, correct?

    1. Hi Lindsey, Yes this is split between the 6 burritos! Enjoy!

  2. Sarah Soules says:

    Hi there, I made a bunch of these & put them in the freezer. How do I go about eating them now? Like how to “cook” them?

    1. Hi Sarah, So glad you were able to try them! I recommend popping them in the air fryer at 350 for 10-15 minutes. You can also put them in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes or simply microwave them for 3ish minutes (not my favourite way but will get the job done)! Enjoy!

  3. What size tortilla do you use?

    1. Hi Dawna!

      Typically I use a 9 or 10″ tortilla! Enjoy!

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