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Chicken Burrito Skillet

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This easy chicken burrito skillet cooks in one pan on the stove top. Your favorite burrito ingredients are cooked up in one skillet pan. Tender chunked chicken, cheese, rice, beans, and seasonings simmer and cook to perfection in just 30 minutes!

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post updated and republished July 2018

 Welcome to one of my family’s favorite dinners. This chicken burrito skillet is a quick and easy 30 minute dinner that has all your favorites of a burrito without the tortilla.

We love this served with sour cream and avocado and we also dip chips in it. You can serve it inside tortillas and roll it up burrito style. Or serve over some shredded lettuce for burrito bowl style. 

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So many ways to eat this chicken burrito skillet. It’s very adaptable too.

Change out the beans if you don’t like black beans. You can also use a can of Rotel if you prefer a bit of spice.

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This easy chicken burrito skillet cooks in one pan on the stove top. Your favorite burrito ingredients are cooked up in one skillet pan. Tender chunked chicken, cheese, rice, beans, and seasonings simmer and cook to perfection in 30 minutes!

I mentioned yesterday that I have been relying heavily on 30 minute meals lately. This chicken burrito skillet was a very happy surprise! I have never had much luck with one pan skillet dinners. Either it’s too much liquid, does not cook well, no flavor….. except for these chicken ranch skillet fajitas. They are so good.

I was honestly not expecting much from this chicken burrito skillet but I was very surprised and happy with how delicious it was and how well it all cooked together. And who can resist that melty cheese on top?!

Chicken Burrito Skillet

How to make chicken burrito skillet recipe

  • Start by cutting some chicken breasts into 1″ pieces. Cook those until mostly cooked (no longer pink) in a skillet pan. 
  • Remove and set aside the chicken. Toast some rice in the same skillet pan. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients and let it come to a boil. Cover and let simmer until liquid has evaporated. 
  • Serve alongside all your favorite taco toppings. Avocado slices, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, tortilla chips, green onions, cilantro. Anything you want!

This easy chicken burrito skillet cooks in one pan on the stove top. Your favorite burrito ingredients are cooked up in one skillet pan. Tender chunked chicken, cheese, rice, beans, and seasonings simmer and cook to perfection in 30 minutes!

For best results I suggest using Basmati Rice. It is more expensive but it cooks up perfectly every single time. It’s the only kind I buy now and I have never had a batch of soggy, wet, undercooked rice!

But yes, you can use long grain rice or even jasmine rice is a good substitute too. 

Chicken Burrito Skillet | 30 Minute Dinner | Skillet Recipes | One Pot | One Pan | Mexican Food | Chicken Burrito | www.togetherasfamily.com #chickenrecipes #easydinnerrecipes #mexicanfood

This easy chicken burrito skillet cooks in one pan on the stove top. Your favorite burrito ingredients are cooked up in one skillet pan. Tender chunked chicken, cheese, rice, beans, and seasonings simmer and cook to perfection in 30 minutes!

I hope you love this quick, simple, 30 minute meal! Try it out and let me know what you think.

If you want to see and pin all the recipe from the blog, visit the Together as Family board on my Pinterest page. You can find all the recipes in one spot! Pin as much as you want. I love sharing recipes. 

Chicken Burrito Skillet
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

One skillet pan on the stove top is all you need for this quick & easy chicken burrito skillet recipe. Chunks of chicken, rice, beans, tomatoes, and seasonings simmer together for amazing flavor. Serve over lettuce for burrito bowls, serve inside a tortilla for burritos, or serve with chips as nachos. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 402 kcal
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1" chunks)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomaotes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • green onion, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, avocado
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the chicken pieces. Toss to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat; sauté chicken until no longer pink and slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pan. The chicken does not need to be completely cooked through but it should be cooked most the way (it will look cooked).

  3. In same pan, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat; sauté rice until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes (watch carefully so it won't burn).
  4. Stir in beans, canned tomatoes, seasonings and broth; bring to a boil. Place chicken on top (DO NOT stir into rice mixture). Turn heat down to medium-low heat and let simmer, covered, until rice is tender and chicken is no longer pink, about 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. 

  5. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, until cheese is melted. Serve with all your favorite burrito toppings, flour tortillas, or over shredded lettuce. 

Recipe Notes

We eat this as a salad type dish. You could also use the mixture inside tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, taquitos, etc. It's so versatile so there are lots of options for serving.

 

I use the full-salt chicken broth so I don't feel the need to add additional salt. If you are using reduced-sodium chicken broth then you may want/need to add additional salt in with the other seasonings. 

 

Serving size & calorie count is for about 1 1/2 cups of the chicken burrito skillet. This recipe feeds 6 people. More if you are feeding lots of little kids. 

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Chicken Burrito Skillet | Chicken | Dinner Recipe | One pan | Skillet Pan | This easy chicken burrito skillet cooks in one pan on the stove top. Your favorite burrito ingredients are cooked up in one skillet pan. Tender chunked chicken, cheese, rice, beans, and seasonings simmer and cook to perfection in just 30 minutes! #dinnerrecipe #chicken #onepandinnerrecipe #onepan #burritos

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    Hollis
    August 12, 2018 at 3:09 pm Could you give us a rough idea of how much chicken, weight-wise, you use? Two chicken breasts for six servings doesn't sound like very much. I know some cooks consider two breasts as what constitutes a whole "breast" if you understand my meaning.
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      Together As Family
      August 13, 2018 at 10:56 am You're right, I should clarify that. I use 2 large (like the ones at Costco and sams) sized chicken breasts which would equal out to 4 small. I would guess it's about 1 1/2 - 2 lbs of chicken. The two chicken breast are not meant to feed 6 people, as there is lots of other ingredients in the burrito skillet. I hope that helps :)

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