SMOTHERED BAKED CHICKEN BURRITOS
- Baked Chicken Burritos
- 1 Recipe Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
- 6 burrito size tortillas (I prefer raw/undercooked tortillas)*
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- olive oil or nonstick cooking spray
- Cheesy Green Chili Sour Cream Sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups low sodium chicken broth, warmed
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 4 oz. can mild chopped green chilies, or more to taste
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Hot sauce to taste (optional)
- Optional Toppings
- tortilla strips or chips
Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken simmered with Mexican spices, salsa, and green chilies for the BEST Mexican chicken perfect for tacos, burritos, tostadas, salads, etc.
Couldn’t be any easier!
1 – Prepare Mexican Chicken according to recipe directions (click on 1 Recipe Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken for recipe). Drain any excess liquid from the chicken.
2 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and add a baking rack on top. Prepare burritos by adding a heaping 1/2 cup filling to each tortilla (uncooked if using raw tortillas), top with the desired amount of cheese, and roll up burrito style.
3 – Place burritos on the baking rack and brush both sides lightly with olive oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cook for 18-20 minutes or until golden.
4 – Broil to desired crispiness, flip over and broil the other side until golden.
5 – Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by melting butter in olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
6 – Reduce heat to low then gradually whisk in chicken broth. Add spices and bring to a simmer while stirring until thickened about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in green chilies, cheese until melted then sour cream. Add hot sauce to taste (optional).
7 – To serve, top burritos Cheesy Green Chili Sour Cream Sauce and desired toppings.
*Raw/undercooked tortillas are found in the refrigerated section (I buy mine at Costco). They are thinner so they bake and crisp beautifully!
**Total time does not include Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken