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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


  • 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
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Optional toppings: 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 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 and return to the slow cooker. Stir in cream cheese. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer 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. 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 each: 405 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1099mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"Definitely not soupy as others have claimed. Perhaps they made it with frozen chicken and the water from that made it soupy? Not sure. This is a great, easy, and very tasty recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"I don't know how in the world this was soupy for anyone. Once I shredded the chicken and put it back in, all the juice from the tomatoes was sucked up. If you follow the instructions and drain your corn and beans this will not be soupy. My family loved it."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"Really good. I made the burrito mix and then put it in oven-baked taco shell bowls. Kids enjoyed it for family fun night."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"Based on the original recipe instructions, I give this a 3 star rating because it would have been a very soupy mess. I also drained mine before adding the cream cheese which gave it the perfect consistency. Otherwise, it tastes really good and I will make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"It looks and smells great, but I'm worried as it seems Very soupy. I've added the cream cheese, which has melted, but it didn't thicken like I thought it would. Did anyone else have this happen? And is it a problem? I may just end up rolling mixture in tortillas, put in a 9x13 and pour excess liquid on top. Turn it into an enchilada bake of some sort."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"I make this often. It is so easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"I made this a couple nights ago. Tasted great. Was so easy . I even put my chicken in about half frozen and cooked on low for 5-6 hours. I had about a 2.2 Lb. pack of chicken breast and turned out great just put in a couple extra ounces of cream cheese. Also a little squeeze of fresh squeezed lime juice & avocado was great on top after filling. We also top our tacos and burritos with cabbage mix, taste great & gives a nice crunch. Will make again."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"This was lovely. I liked how much it made - ended up freezing some. I made a Spanish rice to go with. Not spicy, just really tasty."

Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"My family loves this recipe, and I do too! Nothing better than throw it in and forget it! I do drain the juice off before I add in the cream cheese. I like the mixture to be a little thicker. I make this a lot on vacation when we are out site seeing all day, come home, throw in the cream cheese get cleaned up and dinner is ready!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"Grey goop. The appearance and texture of this recipe is far from appealing, but the flavor is pretty good. I recommend draining the tomatoes- unless you like your burritos extra sloppy. Maybe some rice would be a nice addition..."

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