Green Burritos are stuffed with seasoned chicken and an amazing cheese sauce, then wrapped and baked in 30 minutes! After baking, they're smothered with pepper jack cheese, diced avocado, salsa verde, cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime. It's a FIESTA in a dish!
Why This Recipe is Amazing
Burritos are one of my favorite things. But, these Green Burritos are nothing short of amazing! What makes them so great? The filling is made with cream cheese, seasoned chicken and sour cream for an over-the-top cheesy experience.
If that's not enough to entice you, imagine cool avocado and fresh cilantro mixed with a zesty salsa verde sauce, then slathered on top of each burrito. The flavor is off the charts!
This dish is perfect for weeknight dinners or special occasions like Cinco de Mayo. It also tastes pretty incredible alongside a Blueberry Sriracha Margarita!
- cooked chicken - rotisserie chicken or grilled chicken tenders
- flour tortillas - to wrap the burritos
- cream cheese - the base for the filling
- sour cream - adds creaminess
- pepper jack cheese - the perfect cheese with a little kick
- fresh cilantro - adds tons of flavor
- salsa verde - a mild green tomatillo sauce
- avocado - cools things down
- limes - adds a zesty twist
- Sear each tortilla in a pan or over gas flame on stove for a few seconds. This adds a nice char to the tortilla, but you can optionally heat them in the microwave.
- In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese and sour cream with a mixer until creamy.
- Add pepper jack cheese, chicken and cilantro. Blend well.
- Spoon a generous amount of filling into the middle of each tortilla, then spread with a knife. Fold the tortilla over and place it in an oven-safe baking dish.
- Continue adding burritos to the dish in a row.
- Sprinkle the burritos with 1 cup of the pepper jack cheese, then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until bubbly.
- Cool burritos for 10 minutes before adding toppings.
- Spoon salsa verde down the middle of the burritos while they're still in the dish.
- Sprinkle avocado and cilantro down the middle as well.
- Add lime wedges as a garnish.
- Serve with sour cream if desired.
- Sear the tortillas on the stovetop in a skillet or directly over a gas flame for a few seconds if you want a nice char. They heat up fast, so be careful!
- Burritos fold easier if they are warmed by searing or placing in the microwave for a few seconds.
- The chicken filling is packed with cheese and sour cream, but it's pretty thick. This helps it stay inside the tortilla while baking.
- This recipe works well in a 6 x 9 inch baking dish with 6 inch tortillas. If you use a bigger dish, you might want to increase the tortillas to 10 inches.
- Be sure to spray your baking dish with cooking spray to avoid sticking.
What's the Spice Level?
This recipe is very mild because our family can't eat a lot of spicy food. The filling has very little spice from the pepper jack cheese.
The only ingredient that has a mild kick is the Salsa Verde, but you can find green salsa with no spice at your local market. If you love spicy food, you can always add jalapeños or green chiles to the filling before baking.
Serve Green Burritos with black beans and yellow rice for a Mexican style meal. Be sure to provide a bowl of extra salsa verde and green chiles or jalapeños for the spicy folks in your family!
A dollop of sour cream is also a great topping if you want to cool things down.
If you love dishes with tons of flavor, try my other lip-smacking recipes!
- Blueberry Sriracha Margarita
- Fiesta Rice Bowl
- Skillet Mexican Street Corn
- White Corn Chicken Chili
- Three Bean Chicken Soup
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