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Smothered Green Chile Chicken Burritos

Lisa Radi

May 8, 2023

Smothered Green Chile Chicken Burritos

Smothered Green Chile Chicken Burritos


Burrito Ingredients

  • 3 c. cooked chicken

  • 1 1/2 c. salsa

  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed

  • 1 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 6 large flour tortillas

  • Olive oil for brushing on burritos


Green Chile Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 T. butter

  • 3 T. all-purpose flour

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin

  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed

  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

  • 4 oz. mild green chilies, chopped

  • 1/3 c. cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 c. sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

  2. Make the filling:

    1. Chop or shred chicken.

    2. Mix chicken, salsa, cumin, oregano, cheese and onions.

    3. Place a heaping ½ cup or so of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.

  3. Fold sides of the tortilla in and roll up tightly like a burrito. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Brush lightly with olive oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

  4. Bake at 400˚F. for about 20-25 minutes or until golden-brown and crispy.

  5. Make the sauce:

    1. Meanwhile, prepare sauce by melting butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

    2. Once melted and bubbling, whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes.

    3. Add minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds.

    4. Gradually whisk in chicken broth.

    5. Add cumin, oregano, and a dash of salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.

    6. Remove from heat and stir in green chilies, cheese and sour cream.

    7. Taste and add more seasonings, if needed.

  6. Broil: 

    1. Remove burritos from oven and turn the oven to HIGH broil.

    2. Ladle a spoonful of sauce over each burrito and top with a handful of shredded cheddar cheese.

    3. Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

  7. Serve with authentic Mexican rice!

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