Chicken Mini Burritos

Kicky chiles, spices and salsa punch up mini burritos that make great appetizers or light lunch fare.
Prep 45 Minutes
Total 45 Minutes
Servings 16

Ingredient List

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeño chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde or green salsa
  • 10 Old El Paso™ flour tortillas (6 inch; from 11.5 oz package)
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican-style Cheddar Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers (4 oz)
  • 1 medium plum (Roma) tomato, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in chicken, jalapeño chiles, cumin and salsa verde; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until hot. Keep warm.
  2. Heat tortillas as directed on package. Work with 4 tortillas at a time, covering remaining tortillas with a damp paper towel. Spoon 2 level tablespoons chicken mixture and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese in center of each tortilla. Top with tomato and cilantro. Fold 1/3 of tortilla down over filling; fold sides toward center. Fold remaining side up, and turn over. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Make these burritos up to a day ahead. Cover and refrigerate, then bake at 350°F 15 to 20 minutes or until hot.
  • Serve with sour cream or your favorite guacamole as a dip. For added color, garnish with a sprig of cilantro.


  • 1 Mini Burrito Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 70);  Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g ,Trans Fat 1g);  Cholesterol 20mg;  Sodium 430mg;  Potassium 105mg;  Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars 0g);  Protein 9g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 10%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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