Perfect for busy weeknights or casual gatherings, this Chicken Burrito Casserole is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It's flavorful, easy to make, and can be customized to suit any dietary needs.

chicken burrito casserole

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here's what you'll need to get started:

Base Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works great)
  • 2 cups cooked rice (white or brown)
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can corn (drained)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend)
  • 6 large flour tortillas

Customization Options:

  • Use quinoa instead of rice for added protein.
  • Swap chicken for ground beef or turkey.
  • Choose a low-fat cheese option.
  • Add bell peppers, onions, or jalapeños for extra flavor.
  • Opt for whole wheat or gluten-free tortillas.

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Chicken

If you're not using pre-cooked chicken, start by cooking and shredding your chicken breasts. Season with salt, pepper, and a bit of taco seasoning for extra flavor.

Step 2: Cook the Rice

Cook your rice according to package instructions. Once done, set it aside.

Step 3: Mix the Filling

Combine the shredded chicken, cooked rice, black beans, corn, and diced tomatoes with green chilies, salsa, and remaining taco seasoning in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.

Step 4: Assemble the Casserole

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Spread a thin layer of the filling mixture on the bottom of the dish.
  4. Place two tortillas on top of the mixture, covering as much of the filling as possible.
  5. Add another layer of the filling mixture, followed by a layer of shredded cheese.
  6. Repeat the layering process until all ingredients are used, ending with a layer of cheese on top.

Step 5: Bake the Casserole

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.

Step 6: Serve

Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving. Cut into squares and serve with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, guacamole, or fresh cilantro.

Customization Ideas

Make this Chicken Burrito Casserole your own by experimenting with different ingredients and flavors:

  • Sauce Swap: Try using enchilada sauce instead of salsa for a different flavor profile.
  • Vegetarian Option: Omit the chicken and add more beans or tofu for a vegetarian twist.
  • Extra Veggies: Incorporate veggies like zucchini, spinach, or mushrooms for added nutrition.


The Chicken Burrito Casserole is a versatile and delicious dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re feeding a hungry family or entertaining guests, this casserole is sure to impress. Give it a try, and don’t forget to share your culinary creations with us!

Happy cooking!

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