Fiesta Chicken Burritos

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 17, 2022
Looking for some heat with supper but still want a cool kitchen? Try these Fiesta Chicken Burritos! This is a simple recipe to double if you're catering to a crowd. —Margaret Latta, Paducah, Kentucky
Fiesta Chicken Burritos Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 chiles, 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: Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes


  1. Place chicken in a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine corn, beans, tomatoes, jalapeno and seasonings; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred meat with 2 forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in cream cheese. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Spoon 3/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; add toppings of your choice. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up.

Can you freeze Fiesta Chicken Burritos?

Omit toppings. Individually wrap cooled burritos in paper towels and foil; cover and freeze in an airtight container. To use, remove foil; place paper towel-wrapped burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes or until heated through, turning once. Let stand 20 seconds. If desired, add toppings.

Fiesta Chicken Burrito Tips

How should you store Fiesta Chicken Burritos?

We recommend storing chicken burritos for up to four days in an airtight container in the fridge. If you want to enjoy burritos even longer, try out this Freezer Burritos recipe.

How can you adjust the spice level for Fiesta Chicken Burritos?

For extra heat, add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. If you want to take the spice level down a notch, add less jalapeno pepper, red pepper flakes or cayenne.

What variations can you make to this Fiesta Chicken Burritos recipe?

Try adding replacing the chicken with ground beef or steak. If you want a vegetarian burrito, like this bean burrito recipe, just remove the chicken. Be sure to check out these other burrito recipes for more inspiration.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 burrito: 403 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1092mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 28g protein.