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Chicken Burritos

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

2 casseroles (6 servings each)

This mouthwatering chicken burrito recipe makes enough for two casseroles, so you can enjoy one today and freeze the other for a busy weeknight. They're super to have on hand for quick meals or to take to potlucks. —Sonya Nightingale, Burley, Idaho.
Chicken Burritos Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper, optional
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 8 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 24 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 6 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Salsa, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in tomatoes, seasonings and, if desired, jalapeno. Cook 5 minutes. Add chili and cream cheese; stir until cream cheese is melted. Stir in chicken.
  2. Spoon about 1/2 cup filling across center of each tortilla; sprinkle each with 1/4 cup Colby-Monterey Jack cheese. Fold bottom and sides over filling and roll up. Place in 2 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes.
  3. Bake, covered, 35-40 minutes or until heated through. If desired, serve with salsa.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked burritos; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover burritos with foil; bake as directed, increasing baking time to 50-55 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 160°.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

2 burritos: 760 calories, 44g fat (23g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 1608mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 51g protein.

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