Chicken Burritos

Kimberly S


I found this recipe in a Freezer Meals cookbook by the checkout when I was looking for new ideas to help a newlywed novice cook. It has turned out to be a great addition to my repertoire, especially since I'm often cooking for one these days. These freeze well, so I have good food on hand when I'm too tired to do much cooking.

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min
25 Min


3 c
cubed, cooked chicken
1 1/2 c
picante sauce (pace (medium) is my favorite)
1/2 c
chopped green onion
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese (or more)
2 tsp
ground cumin (also known as comino)
2 tsp
dried oregano
tortillas, 9-inch diameter

How to Make Chicken Burritos


  • 1In a medium-sized bowl, combine chicken, picante sauce, onion, cumin, and oregano; mix well.
  • 2Spoon about 1/2 cup of the mixture down the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3Wrap up tortillas burrito style: Pull the bottom edge up over the filling,
    Pull over both sides, then
    Roll upward to top edge, keeping everything tucked in.
  • 4Place seam-side down on a piece of foil, if preparing to freeze, or on a foil-lined baking sheet, if preparing to cook.
    To freeze, wrap burritos individually in foil. Place them in freezer bags, squeezing or vacuuming out excess air.
  • 5Place burritos on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
    If frozen, burritos can be unwrapped and microwaved for approximately 2 minutes and eaten as is, or thawed in the refrigerator or microwave, then baked as above.

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About Chicken Burritos

Course/Dish: Chicken, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #easy, #freezer