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Spicy Chicken Burrito

From Tilda Kitchen

  • 16 - 30 Minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Packed with chicken, beans, red pepper and rice, this spicy Mexican dish is perfect for quick, easy mealtimes. Long Grain rice is perfect for an authentic burrito as the grains stay separated and firm.




  • 1 pouch Tilda Premium USA Long Grain rice
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a 400g can of mixed beans in a spicy tomato sauce or red kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 100g cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 large tortilla wraps
  • 75g mature cheddar, coarsely grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Soured cream to serve



  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the onion and pepper for 5 minutes over a medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. Sprinkle over the chilli powder and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

  3. Add the spring onions, beans and chicken and simmer for 5 minutes until piping hot.

  4. Cook the rice according to pack instructions and stir into the bean mixture. Season to taste.

  5. Heat the wraps for 1 minute on each side in a large, hot frying pan.

  6. Working quickly, place half of the rice mixture into the centre of each wrap. Sprinkle over the cheese.

  7. Fold the top and bottom over the filling, then fold in the sides to form 2 burritos.

  8. Serve with the soured cream.

Can you freeze a burrito?

Yes, you can freeze a burrito. Wrap the burrito tightly in aluminium foil, plastic wrap, or freezer-safe plastic bags before placing it in the freezer. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

How do I reheat a burrito?

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C fan/gas mark 6 or set your microwave to a medium heat setting.
  2. If the burrito is wrapped in foil or a paper towel, remove it.
  3. If using an oven, place the burrito on a baking sheet or directly on the oven rack. If using a microwave, place it on a microwave-safe plate.
  4. If reheating in the oven, cover the burrito with tin foil to prevent it from drying out.
  5. Heat the burrito in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, depending on its size and the power of your microwave.
  6. Check the burrito to ensure it’s heated through and enjoy!

How do I defrost a frozen burrito?

  1. Refrigerator Method: Place the frozen burrito in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours until it thaws completely.
  2. Cold-Water Method: Seal the frozen burrito in a leak-proof plastic bag and submerge it in a bowl of cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes until it’s thawed.
  3. Microwave Defrost: Use the defrost setting on your microwave to thaw the burrito. Follow the microwave’s instructions for defrosting based on the burrito’s weight.

How do I cook a burrito in an air fryer?

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 200°C (392°F).
  2. Place the burrito in the air fryer basket or on the air fryer tray.
  3. Cook the burrito for 5-8 minutes, flipping it halfway through, until it becomes crispy on the outside and heated through on the inside.

How long can a burrito last in the fridge?

A freshly made burrito can last in the refrigerator for about 2-3 days. Make sure to store it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in foil or plastic wrap to maintain its freshness.

How long to cook a burrito in the oven

To cook a burrito in the oven, preheat it to 180°C fan / gas mark 6. Place the burrito on a baking sheet and bake it for 10-15 minutes until it’s heated through and the outside becomes slightly crispy. Cooking times may vary depending on the size and type of burrito.