Half-Hour Hungries
30 mins
Cooking time
30 mins
Mark Roper

Burritos were a real favourite of mine when I was growing up. Healthy and delicious ... what more could you want?


Quantity Ingredient
4 large flour tortillas

Spice mix

Quantity Ingredient
2 pinches hot paprika
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pinches ground cinnamon
2 pinches ground cloves
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 pinches white pepper
1 tablespoon rice flour


Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, sliced finely
250g chicken breast fillets, cut into 1 cm cubes
200ml water
50g corn kernels
20g finely shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, cut into 1 cm cubes


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200ºC. Lay out 2 tortillas on each baking tray and set aside. Combine spice mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. With adult help: Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring regularly, for 5 minutes, or until softened and golden. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Keep stirring so all of the chicken cooks evenly. Once ready, remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. With adult help: Heat a second frying pan over high heat and add the spice mix. Gradually whisk in the water, until well combined. Cook, stirring regularly, for around 2 minutes, or until thick. Reduce the heat to medium and add the chicken and corn to the spice mixture. Keep stirring to prevent sticking. Allow the chicken to heat for 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. With adult help: Wearing oven mitts, place the baking trays in the oven on the middle and lower shelves. Heat the tortillas for about 3 minutes, or until just warmed through – they should not get crispy. Remove from the oven once ready.
  5. Using tongs, arrange an even amount of lettuce and tomato down the centre of each tortilla. Spoon even amounts of the chicken filling on top to cover the salad. Carefully and tightly roll up each burrito so it resembles a fat sausage. If you’re having trouble, ask an adult to help you with this!
  6. If needed, place 2 toothpicks in each burrito to hold everything together. Serve immediately.

Time-saving tips

  • Have all your equipment and ingredients ready. Find a kitchen hand to help you prepare the ingredients ahead of time.

    Pre-heat your oven to 200ºC at least 20 minutes before cooking. Have oven trays positioned in the middle and lower shelves of the oven.
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