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Chicken Rice Burritos Recipe

Chicken Rice Burritos Recipe

For a nice alternative to beef and bean burritos, I use this recipe, which I discovered several years back. If I fix the chicken mixture the night before, the next day's dinner is a snap. My 14-year-old gives these yummy burritos an enthusiastic "thumbs up"! -Suzanne Adams, Laguna Niguel, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 7 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) picante sauce, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 12 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
  • Additional picante sauce and cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a skillet, saute onions and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in chicken, chili powder, 1/4 cup broth and 3/4 cup of picante sauce. Heat through; set aside.
  • 2. In a medium saucepan, bring rice and remaining broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in remaining picante sauce; cover and simmer 5-10 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir into chicken mixture. Add olives and 2 cups cheese.
  • 3. Spoon 1 cup filling, off center, on each tortilla. Fold sides and ends over filling, then roll up. Arrange burritos in two ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cover and bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with picante sauce and cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 1133 calories, 42g fat (20g saturated fat), 216mg cholesterol, 2133mg sodium, 96g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 13g fiber), 75g protein .

Reviews for Chicken Rice Burritos

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MaceMcSquee 219714
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Great recipe!"

Remenec 9173
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"Delicious recipe! I made these for my son's teachers' luncheon and they were a hit. They had a little kick to them but weren't too spicy. Very authentic tasting and easy to make."

BeansBurrito 10298
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"great recipe. I love chicken Burrito because it is healthy and authentic food."

jdog31399 17957
Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"Love this recipe. Yummy burritos. Would make more often if my kids were rice fans."

embatt 10266
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"Very good! I didn't use the green onions or garlic (didn't have them on hand), and I added black beans and corn and used whole wheat tortillas. Excellent!"

cactuspat 14520
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"I've made this recipe for years--ever since it first came out in TOH's cookbook. I serve it with a recipe that combines lime jello and cream cheese."

cactuspat 5216
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"I've made this recipe dozens of times, and everyone who tastes it, loves it! It does take a little time to prepare, but it's well worth it."

yellowhorsern 10179
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"My family absolutely loves this recipe! It is one of our all-time favorites from TOH. They request it often."

jgoldgorin 9143
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"The sodium and fat content are a bit high. I substituted low salt broth, and used far less cheese than called for. I also used a salsa with a lower salt content, and used brown rice. Yummy!"

nancy anne 6519
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009

"I use yellow onion and salsa instead of the picante. THESE ARE YUMMY! Guests love these and request the recipe! :) Nancy"

brenda lee 9822
Reviewed May. 31, 2009

"We have these quite often. If I plan on roasting a turkey,I use the leftovers to make this. I make a double batch and our grown children will have supper that night for their families. Easy and uses items I always have on hand."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.