Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 96: Chicken burrito

This mouthwatering chicken burrito recipe is a classic Mexican dish that will have the entire family running to the dinner table. Ideal for a packed lunch or easy dinner they’re super to have on hand for quick meals.


Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red or white onion, or 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 400g mixed vegetables of your choice
  • 200g leftover chicken, chopped into small chunks
  • 2 x 250g packs ready-cooked lime & coriander rice
  • 400g can red kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 6 large wraps
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 100g grated cheddar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Soured cream, to serve (optional)


(Preparation time: 30 mins; cooking time: 30 mins)

Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and cook for 5 mins until soft, then add your chosen veggies
and continue cooking for another 5-10 mins or until tender. Add the leftover meat, the rice and beans,
along with the sauce from the can. Stir everything together and cook for 5 mins until piping hot.

Heat another frying pan, or a griddle pan, until hot, and heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 2. Now
assemble the burritos. Warm a wrap for 10 secs on the hot pan (keep the pan hot, you’ll need to use it

Pile roughly a sixth of the rice mixture onto the centre of the wrap. Top with a little avocado and some
cheese, then brush beaten egg around the edge. Fold the ends over the filling, then fold in the sides,
like an envelope.

Flatten a little to a parcel, then place, seam-side down, in the hot pan. Cook for 2 mins until the
underside has sealed shut and is toasted a golden brown, flip over and cook for a few mins more.

Keep the burrito warm in the oven while you continue assembling and cooking the remaining burritos.

Serve with soured cream, if you like.

Inside Cooking Ep 96: Chicken burrito