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Fiesta Chicken Burritos Recipe

Fiesta Chicken Burritos Recipe

Looking for some heat with supper but still want a cool kitchen? Try these slow cooked burritos with a spicy touch the whole family will love! This is a simple recipe to double if you're catering to a crowd. And for those who prefer a spicier dish, add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. —Margaret Latta, Paducah, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes

Directions

  • 1. Place chicken in a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the corn, beans, tomatoes, jalapeno and seasonings; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • 2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker. Stir in cream cheese. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until heated through.
  • 3. Spoon 3/4 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; add toppings of your choice. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 burrito (calculated without optional toppings) equals 405 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 1,099 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.