Simple Family Dinners: Chicken Burrito Recipe


This recipe is a hit in our family for many reasons…

  1. It’s yummy.
  2. It’s so quick to make.
  3. It’s easy to make ahead and reheat following after school dance class (or whatever other activity your children are involved in).
  4. My daughter is involved in putting her own dish together at the table, it’s a winner for getting fidgety kids to stay sitting at the table.
  5. It’s easy to vary depending upon your family’s taste preferences…and what’s in the pantry or fridge.

Chicken Burrito Recipe
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  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 500gms chicken mince or chicken breast. If using whole chicken breasts, finely dice or mince in a food processor.
  • 1x 400gm can borlotti beans or red kidney beans
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • Tortillas or taco shells
  • Your choice of fillings. Although less than traditional, we will serve ours with grated cheese, diced tomato, diced cucumber, shredded lettuce, tinned sweet corn, sliced mushroom, mashed avocado, sour cream


  1. In a little oil or water (I use extra virgin olive oil), saute the leek or onion in a pan over a low heat until soft.
  2. Add the chicken and continue stirring over a medium-low heat until the meat changes colour completely.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning and the chicken stock. Increase heat slightly and bring the mix to a fast simmer, stirring regularly as the liquid reduces. This won't take long so keep a close eye on it. You want the sauce to be slightly wet but not runny.
  4. Serve with tortillas or taco shells and your choice of toppings.

Hints and tips:

  • I use this same recipe for a beef burrito version – substituting the chicken for beef mince (ground beef) and the stock for beef stock.
  • If I am preparing the meat early in the day for that evening, I take it off the heat before the liquid fully reduces so that when I reheat it on the stove it doesn’t dry out.


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  1. Yum…we love burritos here…perhaps i need to get the twins a little more interactive with them in the hope they eat some of those fillings! thanks for sharing x

  2. Yum! We haven’t made these for a while, Pebble does like them, I must do them again sometime soon.

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