Smothered Chicken Burritos

Smothered Chicken Burritos

Smothered Chicken Burritos are a snap to make for dinner for busy weeknights. Made with grilled chicken, black beans and cheese, smothered in a green chile sauce.

Add a side of our Easy Spanish Rice and Mexican Street Corn for a family favorite meal that will have everyone lined up for dinner.

Chicken burrito with green chile sauce, tomato cilantro garnish.

Crunchy baked burritos make a hearty meal and the delicious green chile sauce takes these chicken and black bean burritos to the next level of deliciousness.

We love to grill whole chickens over the weekend to make easy meal prep for the coming week. Any cooked chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the deli will work in this recipe.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cooked Chicken
  • Canned Black Beans
  • Salda Verde
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Ground Cumin
  • Colby Jack Cheese
  • Burrito Size Tortillas
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Chicken Broth
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Green Chiles
  • Sour Cream
  • Heavy Cream
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Cilantro

Additional Toppings: Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Candied Jalapeños, Homemade Salsa.

Step By Step Directions

Collage of chicken and black bean burrito filling.

STEP 1 Dice the chicken and place in a bowl with the black beans, cheese, salsa verde, garlic and cumin. Stir to combine.

Collage filling chicken burritos, rolling, brush with olive oil.

STEP 2 Spoon the filling onto tortillas and roll up, tucking the ends in as you roll.

STEP 3 Place seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush with olive oil.

Crispy baked burritos on a sheet pan.

STEP 4 Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy.

Collage making green chile sauce for burritos.

STEP 5 Make the sauce by melting butter in a sauce pan with flour. Whisk together, cooking 3- 4 minutes.

STEP 6 Whisk in the chicken broth, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Add sour cream, heavy cream and green chiles. Cooking until sauce is thickened. Whisk in the cheese until melted. Remove from heat.

Oval plate with smothered burrito. Small bowl of tomatoes.

STEP 7 Serve over burritos and garnish with diced tomatoes and cilantro.

Notes and Variations

Variation: Sauce can be spooned over burritos in the pan and topped with additional cheese, returned to the oven to bake another 15 minutes.

Storage: Store leftover burritos in a covered dish in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat: Place burritos in a foil covered pan and bake for 8 -10 minutes in a 350° oven.

Sliced chicken burrito with green chile sauce.

How to Freeze Chicken Burritos

Filled burritos, without sauce, can be wrapped individually in aluminum foil and placed in a zip top freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months.

Bake frozen burritos straight from the freezer, wrapped in foil at 375° for 30 - 35 minutes or until heated through. Serve with green chile sauce or your favorite toppings.

More Tex-Mex Favorites

  • Creamy Chicken Enchiladas are one of the recipes that our family requests the most for birthdays and special occasions. They have a creamy filing and homemade enchilada sauce that is epic.
  • Ground Beef Tacos are a go-to for busy weeknights. Made with picante sauce or salsa for the best flavors served up in crispy shells.
  • Smothered Burritos with ground beef is another weeknight favorite topped with a sour cream sauce that is irresistible.
Chicken burrito with green chile sauce, cut to show filling.

Add Smothered Chicken Burritos to your dinner menu this week for a hearty and delicious meal that they entire family will enjoy.

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Yield: 8 Burritos

Smothered Chicken Burritos

Smothered chicken burrito topped with diced tomatoes and cilantro.

Smothered Chicken Burritos are a snap to make for dinner for busy weeknights. Made with grilled chicken, black beans and cheese, smothered in a green chile sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Burritos

  • 3 cups diced, cooked chicken
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 ½ cups salsa verde
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 Burrito size flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Green Chile Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup shredded colby jack cheese

Optional for Garnish

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chopped Cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, black beans, cheese, salsa verde, garlic and cumin.
  3. Spoon heaping ½ cup filling into tortillas, roll up, folding the ends in as your roll.
  4. Place seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Brush with olive oil.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until burritos are lightly browned and crispy.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by melting butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking often for 3- 4 minutes.
  8. Whisk in chicken broth, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Add green chiles, sour cream and heavy cream. Continue to cook until mixture is thickened and heated through. Whisk in the remaining cheese and stir until melted.
  9. Serve sauce over burritos and garnish with tomatoes and cilantro.

Notes

Variation: Sauce can be spooned over burritos in the pan and topped with additional cheese, returned to the oven to bake another 15 minutes.

Storage: Store leftover burritos in a covered dish in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat: Place burritos in a foil covered pan and bake for 8 -10 minutes in a 350° oven.

Freezing Instructions: Filled burritos, without sauce, can be wrapped individually in aluminum foil and placed in a zip top freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months.

Bake frozen burritos straight from the freezer, wrapped in foil at 375° for 30 - 35 minutes or until heated through. Serve with green chile sauce or your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 889Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 2176mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 14gSugar: 9gProtein: 42g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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© Milisa
Cuisine: Mexican / Category: Chicken

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