Simple Chicken Burritos

Chicken Burritos are one of those ‘go-to’ meals in my house.  They are quick & easy to make, taste great, & the leftovers are even better.  The ingredients can easily be switched around to your tastes, or to what you have on hand.  This is also a great recipe for the Pantry Challenge since it uses up a lot of items in my pantry stockpile – like rice, beans, & corn.

I start off with with 2-3 chicken breasts, cut into small chunks & a large diced onion.  Just saute the chicken in a couple tablespoons of butter for a few minutes on medium-high heat, then add in the onion, continuing to cook until the chicken is done.  Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Jalapenos are really good added in with the onion too, but my youngest daughter claims she has a ‘heat sensitive tongue’ so my husband & I just add some pickled jalapenos & hot sauce to ours when we spoon the chicken filling into the tortilla.

Reduce heat to med-low & stir in 2 cups of cooked rice & 1 packet of taco seasoning.
Mix in 1 can of black beans that have been drained & rinsed – and 1 can of corn.  Cook for about 5 more minutes, or until everything is warmed thoroughly.  Spoon into flour tortillas.

Roll up, & serve with your choice of toppings.  Cilantro & hot sauce are my personal favorites!

Simple Chicken Burritos


  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts, cut into small chunks
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (15oz) can corn, drained
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • (anything else that you think would be good!)


Saute the chicken breast chunks in a couple tablespoons of butter for 3-5 
minutes on med-high heat.  Add in the onion, & season with salt & pepper.  
Cook until the chicken is done.  Reduce the heat to med-low and stir in the 
cooked rice & taco seasoning.  Mix in the rinsed black beans and the can of 
corn.  Continue to cook until the mixture is heated thoroughly.  Spoon into 
flour tortillas, & serve.

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  • This does look really easy and I think it would work well for us too! I’m also anti-jalopeno, but my husband can add his before he eats! Thx!

  • These look great! Thanks!

    Semalee @ NailingJello to a Tree

  • Excellent chicken recipe thanks for sharing. I really enjoy reading your blog very much.

  • What a great recipe! Mexican food is something that always sounds good to me! Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays.

  • Hi Crystal! Wowsers! I am gonna come over to your house for one of those burritos! The filling alone would be fine with me, you all can have the tortillas! Very tasty looking recipe and looks like it comes together easily! Thanks so much for sharing it with us on the hearth and soul hop this week! All the best and big hugs too! Alex

  • do you have any idea how scrumptious this looks? i am sitting here, procrastinating making dinner and i see this! now i want chicken burritos for dinner :). thank you for sharing this easy but delicious meal with tuesday night supper club.

  • Anonymous

    yummy,made these today!

  • Made these this evening. Def a hubby favorite! Thank you!

  • I made these burritos for my husband and I Monday night. They are awesome. So cheesy and yummy. I modified a bit because my husband doesn’t really like veggies, but I piled on the lettuce and tomatoes to mine once I served them and it added the perfect balance to the spiciness of the burritos. We will definitely be making this recipe again.

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