Cheese and Chili Chicken Burrito

Served over rice or wrapped up in tortillas this flavorful chili chicken is easy to make and we so look forward to eating it whenever it’s on our menu at home.

This easy Cheese and Chili Chicken Burrito is, as in the title, so easy to make and it’s absolutely delicious!

This recipe was given to me by a dear friend, Maggie, who said it was one of her favorites to make. And I have to say it’s definitely become one of our favorites too! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us!

To make this recipe you’ll need:
olive oil, chopped fresh cilantro leaves, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, garlic, black pepper, a pinch of cayenne, chicken, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheese + oven and pan + any additional toppings you’d want to add

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. While that’s heating, mix together olive oil, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt, minced garlic, black pepper and cayenne.

Then toss in the chicken to coat. Once that’s done, pour all that goodness into a pan.

Stick it in the oven and allow to cook until fully done. For me that was about 15 minutes. But if you cut your chicken up larger or want your vegetables to be softer, I’d recommend cutting your chicken into larger pieces and cooking everything longer.

Another thing that’s great about this dish, that my friend recommended, is that you can really pile on all the veggies depending on how many people you’re feeding. Seriously, add all the peppers, onions, or even other vegetables, if you want! The more the merrier!

Side note- my son loves this dish!

Once everything is done cooking, top with cheese. Melted cheese on top of this chicken dish takes it over the top!

The recipe says to serve it with Spanish rice, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, and cornbread. Or you could also serve it with all that (minus the cornbread) in a burrittttooooo!!! Delicious! We LOVE MEXICAN FOOD in this house!

Cheese and Chili Chicken Burrito
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves (or dried)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1-1½ lbs chicken breast, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tbsp onion, diced
  • 1 plum tomato, cored and diced
  • 1-1½ cup shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together oil, chopped cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic, pepper, and cayenne in a bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a non-stick (or foil-lined) pan and top with the pepper, onion, and tomato.
  4. Roast until cooked through. Remove from oven and immediately too with cheese.
  5. Serve with Spanish rice, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, cornbread. Or as a burrito! Enjoy!

 

Megan Pearl

Wife, Momma, and Author behind the food blog, The Little Momma. The best way to enjoy the everyday food and life we experience is through little hands, full bellies and happy hearts. With a background in Nutrition, I develop and revamp recipes that are easier to make for the everyday cook.

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