Smothered Chicken Burritos have become a staple in the realm of comfort food, blending the rich flavors of Mexican cuisine with the hearty satisfaction of a well-stuffed burrito. Originating from the vibrant streets of Mexico, this dish has traveled far and wide, gaining popularity for its mouthwatering combination of tender shredded chicken, smothered in a luscious sauce, and wrapped in a soft, warm tortilla.
Why These Burritos Are a Culinary Delight
Firstly, the unique taste of Smothered Chicken Burritos comes from the slow-cooked, Mexican-spiced chicken that is both juicy and flavorful. Additionally, the Cheesy Green Chili Sour Cream Sauce not only adds a velvety texture but also a spicy kick that elevates the dish. For a perfect side, consider pairing these burritos with Cilantro Lime Rice, which offers a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors.
Moreover, the versatility of Smothered Chicken Burritos lies in their ability to be customized. Whether you prefer a spicier version or a vegetarian alternative, the possibilities are endless. Adding a dollop of Classic Homemade Guacamole can also enhance the freshness and provide a creamy texture that complements the savory chicken.
In conclusion, Smothered Chicken Burritos are not just a meal; they are an experience. With each bite, you get a burst of flavors that are both comforting and exciting. So, next time you’re pondering over what to cook, remember that these burritos might just be the crowd-pleaser you’re looking for.
Smothered Chicken Burritos
Baked Chicken Burritos:
- 1 Recipe Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
- 6 burrito-size tortillas (raw or undercooked preferred)
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Olive oil or nonstick cooking spray
Cheesy Green Chili Sour Cream Sauce:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups low sodium chicken broth, warmed
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 of a 4 oz. can mild chopped green chilies (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Hot sauce to taste (optional)
- Tortilla strips or chips
- Prepare Mexican Chicken: Follow the Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken recipe instructions. Drain any excess liquid from the chicken once done.
- Oven Preparation: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with foil and place a baking rack on top.
- Assemble Burritos: Lay out the tortillas and distribute a heaping ½ cup of the Mexican Chicken filling onto each. Sprinkle your desired amount of cheese on top of the filling, then roll up each tortilla burrito-style. Place the burritos seam-side down on the baking rack. Lightly brush each burrito with olive oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the burritos turn golden. For added crispiness, broil each side until golden brown to your liking.
- Make the Sauce: While the burritos are baking, prepare the Cheesy Green Chili Sour Cream Sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low, then gradually whisk in the warmed chicken broth. Add the cumin, salt, and pepper. Continue to stir until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, then stir in the green chilies and cheese until melted. Finally, blend in the sour cream and add hot sauce if desired.
- Serve: Drizzle the Cheesy Green Chili Sour Cream Sauce over the baked burritos and add any of the optional toppings you prefer.
Enjoy your Smothered Chicken Burritos with a side of your favorite salad or rice for a complete and satisfying meal.