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Fiesta Chicken Burritos

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Freeze option: Omit toppings. Individually wrap cooled burritos in paper towels and foil; freeze in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, remove foil; place paper towel-wrapped burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 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
Nutrition Facts
1 burrito: 403 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1092mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 28g protein.

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