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Chicken and Spinach Burritos

Chicken and Spinach Burritos
Written by ClareW

Chicken and Spinach Burritos is a superb Mexican recipe that is very popular in my home. It is a simple mix of chicken, spinach, other vegetables and spices. They combine to make a lovely mildly spicy dish. Served as a main dish or as a snack. Perfect all year round.

Chicken and Spinach Burritos

Chicken and Spinach Burritos

It’s a very simple burrito, but for some reason it’s the perfect balance of healthy and unhealthy that you want from a burrito
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken, Rice, Spice, Tortillas/Wraps, Vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 tortillas
Calories: 131kcal



  • Put the rice in a small saucepan with 75ml of boiling water, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Leave to stand with the lid on for a further 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the oil to a saucepan, add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken strips and chopped peppers.
  • Stir for 4 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  • Add the garlic, chilli, cumin and oregano.
  • Mix together for another minute.
  • Stir in the spinach and the cooked rice.
  • Warm the tortillas in a dry frying pan or in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Lay them out on a board and spread the centre of each tortilla with the cream cheese.
  • Divide the chicken and rice mixture between them and roll up, tucking in the sides, to form a neat parcel.
  • Roll the parcel up tightly in foil, twisting the ends so they are easy to hold.


Sodium: 133mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 482mg | Cholesterol: 6mg | Calories: 131kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 13g