Baked Smothered Chicken Burritos

After making a big batch of slow cooker Mexican chicken I knew what was next. Burritos. But not just regular ole burritos. Burritos filled with spicy, tender, juicy chicken,topped with a a fantastic creamy sauce full of cheese and fire-roasted green chiles. Served garnished with tomatoes, avocado and chopped cilantro. These baked smothered chicken burritos made for a fantastic dinner.

Baked Smothered Chicken Burritos

I loved that these burritos have a bit of crunch to them, thanks to spending a few minutes under the broiler. You don’t have to get them super crunchy, or crunchy at all, but it adds a nice textural contrast to the moist soft chicken.

Baked Smothered Chicken Burritos
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Baked Smothered Chicken Burritos

These baked smothered chicken burritos made for a fantastic dinner.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, burrito, chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

For the burritos

For the cream sauce

Instructions

For the burritos

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil.
  • Lay tortillas out on a flat surface.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup of the chicken into the center of each tortilla. Top with a small handful of cheese.
  • Roll the tortilla up like a burrito and place onto a baking rack seam-side down.
  • Place rack onto the lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Place burritos under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until crispy. Flip and broil the other side until crispy, about a minute.
  • Remove from the oven and plate topped with the cream sauce and your favorite toppings.

For the cream sauce

  • Warm the chicken broth in a small sauce pan.
  • Melt the butter with the oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring, 2-3 minutes or until the flour has cooked.
  • Slowly add the broth while whisking. Cook until thickened, whisking constantly.
  • Add the cumin, salt and pepper and stir.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the sour cream. Then add the chiles and cheese. Stir to melt.
  • Add hot sauce to taste, stir, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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