Chicken Burrito Skillet

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There is something special about meals that have the ability to bring everyone together. For my family, the Chicken Burrito Skillet is one of those meals. It all started when my neighbor, Sarah, invited us over for dinner one evening. She was making something she called a ‘Chicken Burrito Skillet’. I was intrigued, as I had never heard of it before. Sarah is known for her culinary skills in our neighborhood, so I knew we were in for a treat. The moment we took the first bite, we were hooked! It was a medley of flavors that danced on our taste buds. The chicken was perfectly cooked, and the combination of beans, tomatoes, and cheese was just heavenly. I knew I had to get the recipe and make it for my family. Since then, it has become a staple in our household. Whenever I make it, there is a sense of excitement in the air. It’s not just a meal; it’s an event that brings us all together. I am excited to share this recipe with you, so you can create your own family memories.

How to Prepare Chicken Burrito Skillet

Ingredients for Chicken Burrito Skillet

  • 2 tablespoons pure canola oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can premium whole black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10 ounce) can original diced tomatoes & green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro

Directions for Chicken Burrito Skillet

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the onion and taco seasoning and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the black beans, undrained tomatoes, and water, then bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Stir in the rice, then cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  6. Stir in half of the cheese, then sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and cilantro, if desired.

Can I use white rice instead of brown rice?

Yes, you can use white rice instead of brown rice. Just adjust the cooking time as per the instructions on the rice package.

Can I use any other type of cheese?

Yes, you can use any cheese that melts well. A Mexican cheese blend or a combination of cheddar and mozzarella would work well.

Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

Yes, you can add other vegetables like bell peppers, corn, or zucchini to make it more nutritious.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Yes, you can make this recipe vegetarian by substituting the chicken with tofu or any other protein of your choice.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze the leftovers. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container and it should be good for up to 2 months.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time. Just prepare the recipe up until the point of adding the cheese. Then, let it cool, cover, and refrigerate. When you are ready to serve, sprinkle with cheese and reheat on the stove or in the oven until the cheese is melted and the skillet is heated through.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy making and sharing this delicious Chicken Burrito Skillet with your loved ones. Happy cooking!

 

Chicken Burrito Skillet

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons Wesson Pure Canola Oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 15 ounce can Rosarita® Premium Whole Black Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 10 ounce can RoTel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups instant brown rice uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • dd chicken and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add onion and taco seasoning; cook 2 minutes more.
  • Stir in black beans, undrained tomatoes and water; bring to a boil.
  • Stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 7 to 10 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese and cilantro, if desired.
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