Lunch

Chicken Burrito

Looking for the perfect grab-and-go meal? This chicken burrito recipe is the answer! As a mother, I know how difficult it is to make a weekly menu without making something over and over. Another challenge is when you are a working mom just like me, and everybody in the household seems to be always on the go – kids going to school and hubby working as well. This chicken burrito, though, is a quick and easy meal that everybody will love to have. You can have it on the table literally in just 15 minutes!

With shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato salsa, you can have a very satisfying burrito for lunch – something that will keep you going for the rest of the day. And like what we have said, it is super easy to put together. You can even simply lay the ingredients on the table and have everybody assemble their own.

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Chicken Burrito


  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Making this chicken burrito couldn’t be easier. In just 15 minutes, you can have a delightful lunch meal made with shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, and lettuce. Yes, the ingredients are quite simple, but the combination is delicious!


Ingredients

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1 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 onion (finely chopped)

1 clove garlic (finely chopped)

3 c. shredded skinless cooked chicken (from a rotisserie chicken)

Salt, to taste

6 flour tortillas

3 c. shredded iceberg lettuce

3/4 c. tomato salsa

1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar


Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil.
  2. Add chopped onion and cook for about 3 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir.
  4. Add chicken and salt. Cook until heated through, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Place flour tortillas between 2 moistened paper towels and microwave on high for about 10 minutes to soften.
  6. Spoon some shredded lettuce onto each tortilla.
  7. Top each with chicken, salsa, and shredded Cheddar.
  8. Roll up burritos, cut in half, and serve.

Notes

  • Feel free to add other ingredients that your heart desires.

What’s in Chicken Burritos?

Chicken burrito is a very flexible dish. You can add pretty much anything to it. If you have leftover chicken from last night, you can definitely use it. The beauty of this food item is it brings out your creativity. Be it store-bought or rotisserie chicken, pre-made sauce, or pre-shredded cheese, you can add them all to come up with a chicken burrito.

Do you want to add more flavor? Try adding fire-roasted tomatoes and. Green chiles would be a great addition as well. Anything goes!

Are Chicken Burritos Healthy?

Just like any recipe, how healthy or unhealthy your chicken burritos are highly depends on the ingredients that you utilize. Well, in general, chicken is healthy, more so if it is skinless. The lettuce in this recipe definitely adds up to the nutritional value as well.

Furthermore, how big the serving is also has something to do with how healthy or unhealthy this food is. Bottom line is, eat chicken burritos in moderation.