Healthy Stuffed Chicken Burrito

Super easy, inexpensive, and you can use whatever you have on hand to create a perfect burrito. While the chicken or beef is cooking, sauté a few veggies and after 20 minutes, you have everything ready to assemble your meal. You can easily customize dinner with this recipe for all of your picky eaters.

Healthy Stuffed Chicken Burrito
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. • Chicken thighs- boneless and skinless (I cook one per person. You can also use pre-cooked meat, ground beef, or steak)
  2. • Salt, Cumin, and Chili powder to taste
  3. • Black beans (I usually only need half a can for us, just depends on how many in your family and how much you like black beans)
  4. • Corn (I use the steam bags for ease and usually only use 1/3 to ½ of the bag)
  5. • Small Onion
  6. • Peppers (I use whatever colors I have on hand, typically red and yellow and usually use 1 1/2)
  7. • Garlic
  8. • 1 Avocado
  9. • 1 T Sour Cream (a table spoon per burrito, or more if it’s your thing)
  10. • 1-2 T Salsa (optional)
  11. • ¼ C Pepper Jack Cheese (It is the absolute best for melting and getting all creamy, but cheddar works, too. I go crazy here)
  12. • Burrito size flour tortillas (I like Tia Rosa)
Instructions
  1. Place chicken on foil lined baking sheet. Place chicken on foil and season to taste with Salt, chili powder, and cumin. You can brush chicken before seasoning with oil if desired. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Allow more time if bone in.
  2. Sauté onion and peppers. Reduce heat and add garlic, beans, and corn.
  3. Cut up chicken once done and smash up avocado in a separate bowl.
  4. Assemble. Spread avocado, sour cream, and salsa on a tortilla. Next layer in chicken and veggie mix. Top with cheese.
  5. Fold outside edges on your left and right slightly in and then using your thumbs roll the side of the tortilla closest to you away from you, forming a neat burrito.
Notes
  1. Once I have smashed the avocado, I add a little salt. I think it brings out the flavor. You can omit.
  2. Optional, but I like to stick my assembled burrito in a brown paper lunch bag and heat in microwave for 30 seconds. It ensures everything is all melted together, and the bag keeps the tortilla soft.
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