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Chicken Burrito

Burritos are a Mexican classic. A tasty, easy meal in one and great for using up leftover rice, meat, fish, veggies or beans.

25 mins
10 ingredients
$3 / person
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Chicken Burrito


Serves = 4

  • ½ cup pre-cooked basmati rice, warmed in microwave
  • 250g chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons Fajita or Mexican spice mix
  • 4 large wholemeal wraps or tortilla
  • ½ cup grated tasty cheese (reduced fat)
  • ½ cup corn kernels (fresh, cooked from frozen, or canned)
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup unsweetened Greek yoghurt (reduced fat)
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

It’s this easy

  • Cook the chicken in a large frying pan with the olive oil until brown and tender
  • In a bowl mix the rice, chicken and spice.
  • Lay a wrap on a chopping board or plate.
  • Put the fillings in the middle of the wrap. Pull one side of the wrap up and over the filling, pull the filling in tight with one hand. With your other hand fold each end over and then roll the burrito into a log.
  • Put the burrito onto a piece of foil and wrap it up the same way you did with the wrap.
  • Repeat with the other three wraps.
  • Place the wraps in the sandwich press, lower the top and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve with yoghurt for dipping.


  • Serve with a dollop of guacamole
  • Cooking for one? You can freeze the remaining burritos to make an easy meal for another day. Simply let them defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven. They will take about 20 minutes to warm through
  • Using a pre-cut coleslaw salad mix will save you time
  • For a vegetarian burrito add drained kidney beans or black beans instead of the chicken


Nutrition information (per serve)

Energy (2156kJ)

Protein (35.9g)

Total Fat (15.1g)

Saturated Fat (5.8g)

Carbohydrate (54.6g); Starch (41.5g), Sugars (12.9g), Added sugars (2.6g), Free Sugars (2.6g)

Dietary Fibre (6.2g)

Sodium (974mg)

Calcium (288mg)

Iron (1.8mg)


Contains: Gluten, Dairy, Wheat, FODMAPs.
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