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Chicken Rice Burritos

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.
  • Makes
    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 shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 12 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
  • Additional picante sauce and cheddar cheese


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

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  • wintermom9597
    Oct 8, 2020

    Great recipe! I added 1 cup leftover sweet corn in place of 1 of the cups of chicken. We loved these and will have them again!

  • Grandmawiththehill
    Mar 14, 2018

    Love this recipe. It takes a bit of preparation, but it's worth it in the end!

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    The flavors here come together to make these burritos special. I serve for family and they loved them.

  • MaceMcSquee
    Feb 4, 2015

    Great recipe!

  • Remenec
    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
    Sep 24, 2014

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

  • jdog31399
    May 11, 2014

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

  • Sherri Duran
    Aug 2, 2011

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  • embatt
    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
    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.