Tuesday, April 20, 2021
HomeRecipe ReviewsMeat & Poultry20 Minute Healthy Chicken Burritos

20 Minute Healthy Chicken Burritos

I am a huge fan of Mexican food, especially since cheese and sour cream are usually involved. Unfortunately, it’s not always the healthiest once you pile on the toppings or if you order a fried dish. I’m always on the lookout for healthier foods, and my husband just happened to mention that I hadn’t made burritos in a while. You know what that means: over to Pinterest to see if I had pinned any burrito recipes. Surprise, surprise, I had!

A quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that will please the whole family.

Recipe Author: Kelly at Redefined Mom
Get the recipe

The Ingredients

Besides being a healthier version of a classic Mexican dish, I was happy these didn’t have rice in them. Not that I don’t like it, but it does mean extra carbs. The black beans more than make up for not having rice, and they’re tastier in my opinion.

20 Minute Healthy Chicken Burritos Ingredients
Chicken, shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, onion, black beans, tortillas, and spices

The Process

Prepping this recipe was simple and fast, and the ingredients were all easy to find. The smallest package of chicken I could find was 1 1/2 pounds, so I ended up with 7 burritos using 8″ tortillas. The package was labeled “large”, but they didn’t seem big enough. But I have no problem with more burritos ­čÖé

Another thing I liked was the inclusion of measured toppings in the burritos. It helps with portion and calorie control. My husband thought it was great that he didn’t need to assemble his own and enjoyed the browned tortillas. I did too, for that matter.

20 Minute Healthy Chicken Burrito Recipe
Cooking chicken, onions and black beans

Serving Suggestion

Top with Fire Roasted Salsa, extra cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc.

So how was it?

Clear & Accurate Directions
Accurate Time(s)
This recipe made 3 burritos in 20 minutes, as promised. However, the cooking temperature and times in step 3 were too much. My first few burritos were pretty charred before 3 minutes. I kept lowering the heat and shortening the time and ended up with what you see in the photo of the finished dish with the heat on medium low at 60 seconds each side. The charring wasn't so attractive, but I was able to disguise that with toppings. I did end up with nice looking burritos once I was able to get the timing/heat settings right. The charring also effected the taste, but the ones that weren't tasted great.
I'm Candice, and I'm The Hungry Pinner. I created this blog to share my love for cooking and my experiences with the MANY recipes I've found on Pinterest over the years. Join me as I blog my way through those recipes to find out if they are worth trying yourself.


All comments are reviewed before they are posted and will not appear immediately.

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Chicken Tzatziki Bowl

This Chicken Tzatziki Bowl recipe combines cucumber salad, fresh tzatziki, and grilled chicken over quinoa for a tasty, healthy dinner.

I'm social