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Shredded Chicken Burritos

By Jim  

August 3, 2016

One upon a time in a corporate job far far away there was this unbelievable cafeteria. They had pretty much anything you could imagine. One of the many food stands served this chicken burrito and always served it with tortilla chips and a side of salsa.

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Shredded Chicken

1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs

1 packet Fajita Seasoning Mix

1 cup low sodium chicken broth

1 green pepper

1 small spanish onion

1 Tbsp Garlic

½ tsp ground cumin

½ ground black pepper

Fajita Vegetables

1 Red Onion chopped

1 Green Pepper chopped

1 tbsp Olive Oil


1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice

1 can (10 ounce) Rotel diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies

1/4 cups Chopped Onion

2 clove Garlic, Minced

1 whole jalapeño seeds removed

1/2 cup Cilantro

1 whole Lime Juice

1/2 tsp sea salt

Black Bean Dip

1 red pepper

1/4 white onions chopped

2 cloves of garlic minced

Olive Oil

1 can black beans undrained

3/4 cup of water

Citrus Cilantro Rice

3 Cups low sodium chicken broth

2 Cups Jasmine Rice

1/4 Cilantro chopped

2 Lemons

2 Limes

Finished Burritos

4 flour tortillas

Favorite torrilla chips

Sour cream

Favorite shredded cheese


1Add the chicken thighs, fajita seasoning, chicken broth, green pepper, yellow onion, garlic, cumin, and black pepper to a slow cooker. Cook on high for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for 4 hours. Use two forks to shred the chicken.

2While the chicken is cooking you can prepare the rest of the

3Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

4Add the whole tomatoes, can of Rotel, white onion, garlic, chopped jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and salt to a food processor. Pulse the ingredients to your desired thickness.

5Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add red pepper, onion, and garlic. Cooked vegetables until tender, about 5 minutes. Add can of black beans and water. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a food processor. Process until smooth.

6Combine 1/2 cup of prepared salsa and 1/2 cup of black bean dip to create a black bean salsa.

7Add chicken broth to a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add rice and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Mix cooked rice with chopped cilantro, lemon juice, and lime juice.

8To assemble the burrito heat the flour tortillas for 15 seconds per side in a heated frying pan. Add a little bit of rice, shredded chicken, and fajita vegetables. Top off with a dollop of sour cream and a dusting of shredded cheese. Fold in the sides of the tortilla on your left and right. Fold the flap in front of you over the top and roll away from you to close. Use a sharp knife to slice the burrito. Serve with tortilla chips and some fresh salsa.


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