Chicken Burritos

Certainly! Here’s the full recipe for Chicken Burritos:


  • 2 cans of chicken breast (rinsed)
  • 1 box of Old El Paso cheesy Mexican rice
  • 1/2 jar of cheese dip (salsa con queso)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (Old El Paso)
  • 2 cans of refried beans


  1. Cook the Rice:
    • Prepare the Old El Paso cheesy Mexican rice according to the package instructions.
  2. Prepare Chicken:
    • Heat the canned chicken in a pan over low heat.
    • Add the taco seasoning (and garlic if desired) to the chicken. Mix well until the chicken is coated with the seasoning.
  3. Cheesy Chicken Mixture:
    • Add the cheese dip (salsa con queso) to the pan with the seasoned chicken. Mix until the cheese is melted and the chicken is well coated.
  4. Combine with Rice:
    • Once the rice is done cooking, mix it into the cheesy chicken mixture. Ensure that the rice is evenly distributed.
  5. Warm the Refried Beans:
    • Heat the refried beans in a separate pan until they are warm.
  6. Assemble the Burritos:
    • Take a tortilla and spread a layer of the warmed refried beans on it.
    • Spoon the cheesy chicken and rice mixture onto the beans.
  7. Roll the Burritos:
    • Fold the sides of the tortilla over the filling, then roll it from the bottom, creating a burrito.
  8. Serve:
    • Place the prepared burritos on a serving dish.
    • You can serve them as is or garnish with additional toppings like shredded cheese, lettuce, salsa, or sour cream.

Enjoy your homemade Chicken Burritos!

Certainly! Here are some popular questions and their answers related to Chicken Burritos:

  1. Q: Can I use fresh chicken instead of canned chicken for this recipe?
    • A: Yes, you can use fresh cooked and shredded chicken breasts instead of canned chicken. Just season and cook the chicken before proceeding with the recipe.
  2. Q: What can I substitute for the cheesy Mexican rice?
    • A: If you can’t find or prefer not to use cheesy Mexican rice, you can substitute it with regular cooked rice and add shredded cheese to the chicken mixture for a cheesy flavor.
  3. Q: Are there other toppings I can add to the burritos?
    • A: Absolutely! You can customize your burritos with toppings like lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or shredded cheese.
  4. Q: Can I make these burritos ahead of time?
    • A: Yes, you can prepare the components ahead of time and assemble the burritos when ready to eat. Store the chicken mixture, rice, and beans separately.
  5. Q: How do I reheat leftover burritos?
    • A: To reheat, wrap the burrito in a damp paper towel and microwave for a minute or two. Alternatively, you can warm them in the oven.
  6. Q: Can I freeze these Chicken Burritos?
    • A: Yes, you can freeze the burritos individually wrapped in plastic wrap. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and reheat as needed.
  7. Q: What type of tortillas work best for burritos?
    • A: You can use large flour tortillas for traditional burritos. Choose a size that comfortably holds the filling and is easy to roll.
  8. Q: Can I add additional vegetables to the chicken mixture?
    • A: Absolutely! Feel free to add diced bell peppers, onions, or any other vegetables you enjoy to enhance the flavor and nutritional content.

Enjoy making and eating your delicious Chicken Burritos!

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