Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos

These Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos prove comfort food can be healthy! The best of both worlds!

Comfort food can be healthy! Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos are a quick and easy favorite meal from The Cookie Rookie!

This healthy, easy, cheesy recipe for CHEESY RANCH BROCCOLI CHICKEN BURRITOS was originally posted in August 2015. It’s a winner and wanted to bring it back up to the top in case you missed it! They can be made ahead and frozen, packed in school lunches, or eaten as a super quick dinner at home. Enjoy!

Finding healthy food that is also comforting and delicious can be a struggle. It’s probably why I can never keep to a diet for very long. I just crave all the bad stuff!! But these Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos are just what the diet ordered, and you can skip the cheese to make them even healthier! (but I recommend you keep the cheese in there :) They’re the perfect blend of comfort food and splurge food. Delish!

Comfort food can be healthy! Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos are a quick and easy favorite meal from The Cookie Rookie! Comfort food can be healthy! Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos are a quick and easy favorite meal from The Cookie Rookie!When I lived in Jacksonville, there was a little restaurant down the street that had creative grilled burritos. The Chicken Caesar was my favorite for the days where calorie counts didn’t matter, and the Broccoli Chicken was my favorite for days involving swimsuits! The crunch, the cheese, the flavor. I was hooked! I searched the internet for similar recipes recently, and found Taste and Tell’s Chicken and Broccoli Grilled Burritos. I LOVE Deb’s beautiful site, it was one of the blogs that made me want to start one of my own! I adapted this recipe from her awesome and easy version…be sure to check out her version as well HERE!

Comfort food can be healthy! Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos are a quick and easy favorite meal from The Cookie Rookie! Comfort food can be healthy! Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos are a quick and easy favorite meal from The Cookie Rookie!This is the perfect easy lunch or dinner for the busy days. You can even freeze them and eat them later! We love them at our house, I hope you love them too!

Comfort food can be healthy! Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos are a quick and easy favorite meal from The Cookie Rookie! Comfort food can be healthy! Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos are a quick and easy favorite meal from The Cookie Rookie!Enjoy!

Comfort food can be healthy! Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos are a quick and easy favorite meal from The Cookie Rookie!

Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Chicken Burritos

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
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Ingredients

  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups cooked white or whole grain rice
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli
  • 1/2 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1 lb. shredded rotisserie chicken chopped
  • 1 can water chestnuts drained and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine rice (while still hot), broccoli, chicken, ranch seasoning, water chestnuts, and 3/4 cup cheese. Stir to combine.
  2. Sprinkle the middle of each tortilla will the remaining cheese. Scoop 1/4 of the chicken filling onto each tortilla and wrap, tucking in the ends.
  3. Grill each burrito (I used a Foreman Grill) for about 8 minutes, or 4 minutes on each side if using a grill/stovetop.
  4. Serve hot, enjoy!
  5. ***Note: You can freeze these and save for later. If freezing, wrap in foil until ready to make. Remove from foil and heat in microwave at 30% for 1 minute 30 seconds, and then for another 30-40 seconds on high, or until fully thawed and melty.

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Stephanie
I could see my family eating this every week! YUM!
Tonia from TheGunnySack
It's lunchtime and I really wish I had one of these on my plate!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
How wonderful and creative! My sister would love me if I made these for her. Now, only if she visited more often, haha. I love the addition of ranch.
susie gall aka mom
These look right up my alley and look delicious. I only wish I had some for supper tonight. Maybe tomorrow?? Love the photos!
Joanie @ Zagleft
Grilled burritos sound like a great idea. I love the crunch from that and the water chestnuts. This is a recipe I know my entire family would love!
Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
This looks like the perfect lunchtime treat! Yum!
Thalia @ butter and brioche
Becky these burritos are amazing! The photography is seriously droolworthy.. I never have made burritos like these before and definitely am inspired too now.
    Becky Hardin
    Thank you so much Thalia! Means a lot coming from one of the best food photogs around!
Cassie
These look great! To freeze, would I grill them after they are thawed or grill before freezing? Thank you!
    Becky Hardin
    You could do it either way! I grilled before and then just microwaved to reheat, but I think it might be even tastier the opposite way. Hope you love them!
Jane
I bet this is a better alternative to fast food burrito. Ranch dressing is not my type, but it tasted great. Nice recipe.
Joe
What's the trick to folding the tortilla so nicely?
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