Ian Hansen

Classic chicken parmesan: Family cooking, made easy

Learn to make the perfect chicken burrito recipe stuffed with juicy pulled chicken, Mexican rice, refried beans and sautéed veggies. Don’t forget the toppings!

Table of Contents

- Why Make This Recipe - Ingredients Needed - How to Make Chicken Burritos - Frequently Asked Questions - Chicken Burrito Toppings - Storage Instructions - *Freezer Tip - More Mexican-Inspired Recipes - Chicken Burrito Recipe Recipe

Why Make This Recipe

I mean I think this chicken burrito recipe kind of speaks for itself but if you’re wondering why you’ll definitely want to add this chicken burrito recipe to your meal plan, allow me to convince you.

Filling – Is there anything more filling than a burrito? these shredded chicken burritos are packed with protein, veggies and carbs so they’ll keep you full for hours!

Easy to Meal Prep – I love doubling this recipe to make extra that I can freeze! Even if you just make one batch, you’ll have 8 burritos that you can save for the week or freeze for later.

Easily Customizable – Want to make this a 30 minute recipe? There’s so many easy swaps you can make to speed up the prep process. You can also customize all your fillings and toppings.

Ingredients Needed

There are several components needed to make these chicken burritos.

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Last updated on 17 November 2022

Classic chicken parmesan recipe

Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

Crispy chicken fillets, topped with tomato and cheese and baked in the oven until golden.



2 large 2 eggs


1 tbsp 1 minced garlic


2 tbsp 2 fresh chopped parsley


salt and pepper to season


3 large 3 chicken breasts halved horizontally to make 6 fillets


1½ cup 1½ breadcrumbs


½ cup ½ fresh grated parmesan cheese


1 tsp 1 garlic or onion powder


½ cup ½ olive oil for frying

- For the tomato sauce


1 tbsp 1 olive oil


1 large 1 onion chopped


2 tsp 2 minced garlic


400 g 400 tomato puree


salt and pepper to taste


1 tsp 1 dried Italian herbs


1 tsp 1 sugar

- For the topping


250 grams 250 mozzarella cheese


1/3 cup 1/3 parmesan cheese


2 tbsp 2 fresh chopped basil or parsley


- Whisk together eggs, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Dip chicken into the egg to evenly coat. Set aside. - Mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder together in a separate bowl. Dip chicken into the breadcrumb mixture and coat evenly. - Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Fry chicken until golden and crispy, about 4-5 minutes each side. - Place chicken in prepared dish and top each breast with about ⅓ cup of sauce (sauce recipe below). Top each chicken breast with mozzarella cheese and about 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with basil or parsley. - Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and melted, and the chicken is completely cooked through. - METHOD – SAUCE - Heat oil in a medium-sized pot. Fry onion until transparent, add the garlic. - Add the tomato puree, salt and pepper to taste, Italian herbs and sugar. Cover with lid to simmer for about 8 minutes, or until sauce has thickened slightly. Season with salt and pepper.


- Serve with rice, pasta or vegetables or your choice.

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