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Chicken Burritos Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes (with their juice)
  • 1 large chipotle (in adobo sauce, reserve adobo sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (stemmed)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • ½ cup low-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons diced canned green chilies (drained)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons water
  • four 12-inch whole wheat tortillas (warmed)
  • ¾ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 (15 ounces) can black beans (drained, rinsed and patted dry)
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup Pico De Gallo salsa
  • ½ cup guacamole




  1. Place chicken thighs into a deep large saucepan. Add onion, garlic and bay leave. Add just enough water to cover the chicken thighs and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.
  2. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the chicken pull apart easily with a fork. Remove the chicken thighs from the pan and shred them into bite-sized pieces. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
    In another skillet heat oil.
  3. Add diced onion and brown sugar. Cook over medium-high heat until the onion is golden brown (about 10 minutes). Add the chipotle, 1 tablespoon of the adobo sauce, and canned tomatoes. Simmer over low (to medium) heat until the mixture has somewhat thickened (about 10 minutes).
  4. Pour the mixture in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour over the shredded chicken and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. In a blender combine sour cream, green chilies, and water and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. one at a time layout each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese, spoon the chicken mixture down the center. Top the chicken with black beans, cabbage, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream sauce. Bring the sides of the tortilla toward the center of the filling. Fold the bottom of the tortillas up over the filling and continue to roll until the burrito closes.