Easy High Protein Burrito Recipe (Less than 400 Calories)

Fresh Burrito Lying on Brown Paper

Looking for a quick and easy recipe to support your fitness journey?

In under 30 minutes, this high protein burrito recipe will be your go to meal. With less than 400 calories and 45g of protein this macro friendly burrito will help you reach your goals in no time.

Note this is NOT Keto-friendly since it has 17g of carbs, but it does taste good as hell.

Low-Calorie High Protein Chicken Burrito

Fresh Burrito Lying on Brown Paper
Macros may vary based on the brand of ingredients
*Carb Balance Tortilla has a net 4g of carbs due to 28g of fiber


  • 4oz Chicken Breast (120 cal, 1.5g fat, 0 carbs, 25g protein)
  • 2 teaspoons Siete Taco Seasoning (15 cal, 0 fat, 3 carbs, 1 protein)
  • 1/4 cup Diced Onion (4 cal)
  • 1/4 cup Mexican Cheese Blend (100 cal, 8 fat, 1 carb, 6 protein)
  • 1/4 cup Goya Black Beans (45 cal, .25 fat, 8.5 carbs, 3.5 protein)
  • 1 Mission Carb-Balance Flour Tortilla (Burrito Size) (110 cal, 6g fat, 32g carb, 10g protein)

How to Cook

Start by dicing and seasoning your chicken breast with the taco seasoning.

In a small pot, cook your black beans and set aside when done.

Now heat a pan to medium-high heat.

Once hot, add some oil and throw in your diced onions. Cook till golden.

Add your chicken breast to the pan and sear both sides with the onions till fully cooked. (About 2-3 minutes each side) And set aside.

Lower pan heat to low setting for now.

Now that all your ingredients are cooked, lay out a tortilla to build the burrito.

Place half of the Mexican cheese onto the tortilla followed by the chicken, onions, and black beans. Then sprinkle the remaining half of the shredded cheese.

Fold and roll your burrito carefully to keep everything inside the tortilla.

(Optional) Spread a little butter on both sides of the burrito to help add flavor and crisp.

Now turn the heat on the pan back to medium-high heat.

Toast both sides of the burrito and remove it from the pan.

Serve and enjoy!

Adjusting to your preferences

To keep the calories low, I wouldn’t increase the serving size of the beans, chicken, or cheese since most of the calories come from these 3 ingredients alone.

If you want to add or change the veggies and or seasoning, that should be fine since they don’t have much effect on the macros to begin with. These ingredients are more for flavor.

Why does the tortilla net 4g of carbs?

Fiber is a type of carb that our body doesn’t digest or absorb. And since our body doesn’t digest it, you don’t technically don’t need to count them in your macros as a carb.

What’s great about Mission Carb Balance tortillas is that most of the carbs come from dietary fiber.

In this case, the tortilla has 32 total grams of carbs and 28 of them come from fiber.

So with some basic math, subtract the 28 from the 32 and you’re left with 4g of actual carbs your body will digest.

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