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Chicken Burrito Skillet

This is a wonderful one pot meal that is cost friendly and very filling.

I like to kick up the spice in this dish by adding some pickled jalapenos. I also add 2 garlic cloves minced because I can’t help myself. I am a huge fan of dishes with cumin and chili powder and this is a perfect weeknight meal. 

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook but it can also be found online.

Stove Top

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $23.99 as of August 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $16.83.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: 1 ~ 1/3 cup

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet and prep bowls 

Total time: 20~30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. A fully stocked pantry will give you a savings of about $7.16.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $7.16 as of August 2022

  • ground chili powder $1.00
  • ground cumin $1.28
  • garlic powder $1.00
  • onion powder $1.00
  • olive oil $2.88


Total: $16.83 as of August 2022

  • 1 bunch green onions $0.88
  • 1 tomato $0.91
  • 1 can black beans 15 oz $0.78
  • 1 - bag brown or white rice $0.78
  • 1 box chicken broth 32 oz $1.33
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz $0.88
  • 1 - pound chicken breast $9.05
  • 1 bag mixed cheese 8 oz $2.22

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté chicken until brown on all sides. About 2 minutes. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil then add 1 cup of uncooked rice and sauté until brown (1 – 2 minutes). 
  3. Stir in black beans, canned tomatoes, spices, and 2.5 cups of chicken broth. 
  4. Place the chicken evenly on top of the rice, be sure not to mix into the rice. Cover and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes until chicken is 165° F and rice is fully cooked. 
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle evenly with 1 cup cheese, tomatoes and green onions. Cover until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Menu 4 – Family of 4

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