Treat yourself to our fakeaway recipe for delicious chicken burritos

WITH kids back to school and many of us back to work, it’s nice to have a treat on a Saturday night.

But takeaways can be expensive – especially, if like me, you’re feeding teens who require an adult-sized meal – and they are often pretty unhealthy.

This week, I have a super-easy fakeaway recipe that will leave you quids-in.

What’s even better, it can be batched and stored in the freezer.

Chicken burritos

(Serves 4)


  • 4 tortilla wraps
  • 400g can refried beans
  • 200g rice (uncooked weight)
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 200g tub salsa
  • 58g frozen pre-chopped onion
  • 120g pre-grated Cheddar

METHOD: Dice the chicken and cook in a frying pan on medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.

Allow to cool while getting everything else ready.

Next, cook the rice as per packet instructions.

Once cooked, drain and allow to cool to room temperature.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds.

If you plan to freeze your tortillas, you want every-thing at room temperature as you assemble them.

This will stop you getting soggy burritos when you defrost.

Take a tortilla and in the centre of it add a tablespoon of refried beans, cooked chicken, a tablespoon of salsa, a sprinkling of onion and a sprinkling of cheese.

Fold the burrito, as in my video.

Ready to freeze: Wrap the folded-up burrito in foil and add to a labelled, sealable freezer bag.

Repeat and until you have done all four burritos.

Ready to Eat: Unwrap and reheat the burrito in the microwave for 4 minutes, or in the oven at 180C/ 160C fan/gas mark 4 for 30 minutes, turning half-way through either of the methods. Serve when hot.

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