Chicken Mini Burritos

Chicken Mini Burritos

A classic chicken burrito updated—and made mini! Chiles, spices and salsa punch up mini chicken burritos for a standout appetizer or lunch. Slice in half and arrange on plates for a crowd, or be the envy of the office with this homemade meal.
Prep 45 Minutes
Total 45 Minutes

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

  • You can make these Chicken Mini Burritos up to a day ahead. Cover and refrigerate, then bake at 350°F 15 to 20 minutes or until hot.
  • Serve mini chicken burritos with sour cream or your favorite guacamole as a dip. For added color, garnish with a sprig of cilantro.
  • Any cooked chicken works well in this recipe, but so does turkey! These are a great way to use up leftover cooked turkey from holiday cooking.


Calories190(Calories from Fat70),Total Fat7g(Saturated Fat2 1/2g,Trans Fat1g),Cholesterol20mgSodium430mgTotal Carbohydrate21g(Dietary Fiber0g Sugars0g),Protein9g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A4%;Vitamin C0%;Calcium10%;Iron8%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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