• Cocina Mexicana

Chicken Burrito

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Total time: 20 minutes

Spice level: Mild

Serves: 4


  • 4 skinless, boneless free-range chicken thighs

  • 1 packet Cocina Mexicana Burrito Spice Mix

  • Olive oil

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander

  • 1 x 400g tin of black beans

  • 200g white or brown rice , chilled

  • 1 lime

  • 4 ripe tomatoes

  • 4 spring onions

  • 1 little gem lettuce

  • 4 large tortillas

  • 80g mature Cheddar cheese

  • 4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt


  1. Preheat a griddle pan over a high heat. Meanwhile, place the chicken thighs between two sheets of greaseproof paper, then bash with the base of a heavy pan to roughly ½cm thick. Pop into a bowl, sprinkle over the Cocina Mexicana Burrito Spice Mix and a lug of oil

  2. Mix well to coat, then place the chicken onto the hot pan. Cook for 10 minutes, or until charred and cooked through, turning halfway. Leave to cool slightly

  3. Meanwhile, peel and finely slice the garlic. Pick the coriander leaves and set aside, then finely slice the stalks. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat, add the garlic and coriander stalks and fry for 1 minute.

  4. Drain, rinse and add the beans, then fry for a further few minutes. Add the rice and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finely grate in the lime zest, roughly chop and add half the coriander leaves. Stir well and remove from the heat

  5. Roughly chop the tomatoes and trim and finely slice the spring onions, then add to a bowl with the juice of the lime. Roughly chop and add the remaining coriander leaves, mix well and season to taste. Shred the lettuce and cooled chicken

  6. Pop a tortilla onto the pan for 1 minute to soften, then place onto a board. Spoon one-quarter of the fried rice and beans along the middle, top with a generous spoonful of salsa, a handful of lettuce and one of the shredded chicken thighs. Grate over some cheese and add a spoon of yoghurt

  7. Wrap up the burrito, then tuck in. Top with some Cocina Mexicana Chipotle Sauce for an extra flavour zing.

**For a tasty alternative to yoghurt try combining Kewpie Mayonnaise and Paprika to make your own special topping

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