Easy Chicken Burritos

Chicken Burritos

I made a roasted chicken over the weekend, and after enjoying it on the first day, I’ve been trying to come up with a more innovative recipe than just a simple sandwich. When I spotted some leftover tortillas in the fridge, I instantly thought of finally making my own homemade burritos. One of my embarrassing, guilty pleasures are those cheap, frozen burritos. I don’t know what it is about them, besides the fact they are loaded with fat, but I have loved them for years. I knew yesterday when my craving hit, it was finally time to give them up, and create a recipe to curb my cravings that was more healthy and much lower in fat. For this recipe, I just used some of the leftover chicken I had in the fridge, some vegetarian re-fried beans and jarred salsa. Then I added onion, garlic and similar spices you would find in a taco seasoning pack. I topped it with lettuce, tomato and cheese, and dinner was done.

Easy Chicken Burritos


2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1 -15 oz can re-fried beans, I used vegetarian
1 cup salsa
1 – 4 oz can green chilies
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, diced fine
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4- 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1 tablespoon olive oil


chopped lettuce
chopped tomato
shredded cheddar cheese
large flour tortillas
sour cream
additional salsa


1. Preheat a large skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add onion. Saute until translucent. Add garlic and saute for a few minutes more. Add chicken, beans and salsa. Add all spices and heat through.

2. Warm tortillas in microwave so they are more flexible. Add filling and wrap up. Top with lettuce, chopped tomato, and shredded cheese. Add sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

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