Baked Chicken Burritos

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Baked Chicken Burritos… an easy and delicious meal to make in less than 30 minutes. I love to top my burrito with tomatoes, avocado or guacamole, cilantro and olives.

How is it already Thanksgiving tomorrow? I am SO so excited for the traditional Thanksgiving meal (pass over all the mashed potatoes and rolls please), but tonight we’re doing Mexican. We have Mexican food at least twice a week. It is our favorite! These baked chicken burritos are on the menu tonight, so I thought I’d share them with you. They are a mix between a burrito, taquito and chimichanga. However they aren’t deep friend, so they are a bit lighter and healthier which is always a plus.Baked Chicken Burritos... an easy and delicious meal to make in less than 30 minutes. I love to top my burrito with tomatoes, avocado or guacamole, cilantro and olives.

Why I love these Baked Chicken Burritos…

What I love about these is you can customize them with your favorite toppings. You can bake them with out without the sauce on top. You can always add extra cheese on top too and turn them into more of an enchilada. So easy and customizable to your own taste. I love to top my burrito with tomatoes, avocado or guacamole, cilantro and olives. A squeeze of fresh lime juice always add a nice twist too.

Favorite toppings for burritos

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For the base I started out with flour tortillas. Then I mixed in chicken, onion, green chilies, cheese and my favorite Old El Paso red enchilada sauce.

Baked Chicken Burritos ingredients

One the mixture is nice and hot, you’ll roll it up inside your tortillas. Then I like to brush olive oil on top and bake them until just crisp.

Baked Chicken Burritos ready to be baked

Once they’re done, add the red cream sauce if you’d like and all your favorite toppings!

Baked Chicken Burritos... an easy and delicious meal to make in less than 30 minutes. I love to top my burrito with tomatoes, avocado or guacamole, cilantro and olives. YUM!

Baked Chicken Burritos

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 402 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Baked Chicken Burritos... an easy and delicious meal to make in less than 30 minutes. I love to top my burrito with tomatoes, avocado or guacamole, cilantro and olives.

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Ingredients

  • 6 Old El Paso flour tortillas for burritos
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (4 ounces) 4-ounce can Old El Paso chopped green chiles
  • 1 (10 ounces) 10-ounce can Old El Paso red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Optional toppings: Cilantro sliced olives, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado or guacamole

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Brush 1 Tablespoon of olive oil onto the bottom of the pan and set aside. You may also use nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and green chiles and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken, 1/4 cup red enchilada sauce and cheese and cook until it is melted.
  3. Place about 1/2 cup of the mixture into each burrito and roll up. Place onto the baking sheet and brush olive on top of the burritos. Cook for 10 minutes, flip the burritos and cook an additional 7- 10 minutes, or until just golden brown.
  4. Add 1/2 cup enchilada sauce to a small pan and cook over medium-low heat. Stir in the sour cream and cook until warm. Top on burritos before or after baking if desired.
  5. Enjoy topped with your favorite toppings such as cilantro, sliced olives, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado or guacamole.

Recipe Notes

You may also mix in 1 cup rice and 1 cup black beans.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Burritos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Potassium 238mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 2g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 7.3%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 18.9%
Iron 11.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Baked Chicken Burritos... an easy and delicious meal to make in less than 30 minutes. I love to top my burrito with tomatoes, avocado or guacamole, cilantro and olives.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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9 comments on “Baked Chicken Burritos”

  1. I love burritos!
    And I think this ones could be really amazing! The recipe sounds easy to make. I’m going to try it. Thanks! Cheers xxx

  2. My husband’s favorite comfort food is burritos and he would be so happy if I made a batch of these for him!

  3. We love Mexican in our home, too! I love these burritos — so easy to make, and how delicious! I’m adding this to next week’s menu!

  4. We love Mexican food, so I’ve got to try these. Baking sounds like a great way to serve everyone burritos at the same time!

  5. These burritos would make a great snack while watching our Patriots play on Sunday afternoons!

  6. This is the perfect dinner for this weekend! Cannot wait to try this!

  7. Wish I was having these for dinner tonight.

  8. I love these! I would freeze some for later too!

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