Baked Chicken Burritos with Cheesy Green Chile Cream Sauce
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Serves: 6 smothered burritos
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 (4 oz) can mild diced green chilies
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground chipotle chili pepper
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
Cream Sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can low sodium chicken broth
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz mild chopped green chilies, or more to taste
  • ½ cup reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 burrito-sized tortillas
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  1. Place chicken in the bottom of slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients for the chicken. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. Remove chicken and shred between two forks. Strain the contents remaining in the slow cooker and return solids to slow cooker along with the shredded chicken; mix well.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Prepare burritos by adding about ⅔ cup chicken (1/6th of the chicken) to the center of each tortilla and top with 3 tablespoons cheese. Fold up one edge of the tortilla, tuck in both sides and continue rolling. Place burrito seam side down on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken and tortillas.
  4. Mist burritos with cooking spray and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare sauce by melting butter and olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat to low then gradually whisk in chicken broth. Add spices and bring to a simmer while stirring until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in green chilies, cheese, and yogurt.
  6. To serve, top burritos with the Cheesy Green Chile Cream Sauce.
Recipe ever so slightly adapted from Carlsbad Cravings
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smothered burrito Calories: 550 Fat: 23.2 Carbohydrates: 45.2 Sugar: 6.5 Sodium: 853 Fiber: 4.8 Protein: 45.7 Cholesterol: 103
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