Chicken Black Bean and Cilantro Rice Burritos

These burritos are stuffed with delicious seasoned chicken, black beans, cheese and homemade cilantro rice all rolled in a soft tortilla. These are great for eating on the go, or pair it with some tasty sides to make a full meal. These are also good served with guacamole, sour cream or even some homemade salsa. These can also be frozen for if you want to make them a head of time and eat on another day.

I used rotisserie chicken seasoned with some tasty spices then tossed together with some black beans. The homemade cilantro rice is easy to prepare and even makes a great side.

You can get a little creative with these and make them your own by adding corn, tomatoes or anything else that your taste buds might be craving.

Here’s what you need:

*1 can of black beans drained and rinsed

*shredded cheese; I used a Monterey Jack and Colby blend

*8 to 10 large flour tortillas

*1 TBS olive oil

For The Rice:

*1 cups of long grain rice (once cooked it will yield 2 cups) I have used instant rice when I want the rice cooked a little faster

*Chicken stock

*2 tsp. lime juice

*1 TBS dried cilantro or 2 TBS fresh cilantro

For The Chicken:

*1 rotisserie chicken removed from the bones and the skin taken off

*2 garlic cloves minced

*1/4 tsp. chili flakes or more to taste

*1/4 tsp. salt or more to taste

*1 tsp. onion powder

*1/2 tsp cumin

*1/ 2 tsp. coriander

*1/2 tsp dried oregano or more to taste

*juice of 1/2 of a lime

Cook the rice according to the package, but omit the water and replace with the chicken stock instead.

When the rice is cooked gently stir in the lime juice and the cilantro; set aside.

Heat a large skillet to medium high heat and add the olive oil. Add in the chicken and the rest of the ingredients for the chicken. Stir and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Stir in the beans and cilantro rice and cook another 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave. This will help make them more pliable.

They them flat on a good work surface. Place some of the chicken rice mixture on the tortilla and sprinkle on a desire amount of cheese.

Fold in the sides

Then roll up tightly.

I must say this was quite challenging trying my best to show you this with one hand and taking pictures with the other. Because I was alone…why…because I made these on a Sunday and hubby was no where to be found because….Football. That’s all I’m sayin.

Repeat with the remaining burritos.

Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray and place the burritos seam side down.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until tortillas become a little crispy and heated through.

Serve with a side, guacamole, sour cream or your favorite burrito sauce.

*How To Freeze*

Wrap each burrito in waxed paper and foil tightly then place in a zip top bag. Make sure to label and date.

These can be frozen up to 3 months.

*To Reheat From Frozen*

On wrap and remove the waxed paper. Wrap the burrito back in foil and bake in a 350° oven for 40 minutes or until heated through.


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Air Fryer Frozen Burritos

I like to keep a few frozen go-to-meals stashed in the freezer for those days that I just don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Frozen burritos are one of those that I always keep on hand. I just pop them frozen into the air fryer, flip them once and dinner….or lunch… is done. I prefer cooking these in the air fryer because they take less time to cook than in the oven and they get nice and crispy on the outside but stay soft on the inside. You can eat them as they are, or top them with some delightful sour cream and guacamole. Add some rice or beans on the side and you have a nice satisfying meal.

To cook them in the air fryer:

Preheat the air fryer to 400°.

Place the frozen burritos in a single layer on the bottom of the basket. If they are stacked on top of each other, I found that they do not get as crispy.

Cook for 5 minutes then turn them over.

Cook for another 5 minutes or until hot on the inside.


Cooking times may vary depending on the size and the brand of your air fryer.


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