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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Smothered Green Chile Chicken Burritos

Filled with shredded chicken, cheese and spices! Baked until crispy!!

Smothered in the most DELICIOUS homemade green Chile sauce!!

Full recipe in video below!


Chicken filling:

1 pound cooked chicken , chopped or shredded

1 1/2 cups salsa , your favorite kind

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves , crushed

1 1/4 cups light shredded cheddar cheese

2 green onions , chopped

6 1 point tortillas

nonstick cooking spray

Green Chile Sauce:

3 Tablespoons light butter

3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 clove garlic , minced

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves , crushed

salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

4 ounces mild chopped green chilies

1/3 cup light shredded cheese

1/2 light cup sour cream

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

  • Make the filling: Mix chicken, salsa, cumin, oregano, cheese and onions. Place a heaping 1/2 cup or so of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.

  • Fold the sides of the tortilla in and roll up tightly like a burrito. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Brush lightly with olive oil or spray with non stick cooking spray.

  • Bake at 400°F for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

  • Make the sauce: Meanwhile, prepare sauce by melting butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted and bubbling, whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in chicken broth. Add cumin, oregano, and a dash of salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in green chilies, cheese and sour cream. Tastes and add more seasonings if needed.

  • Broil: Remove burritos from oven and turn the oven to HIGH broil. Ladle a spoonful of sauce over each burrito and top with a handful of shredded cheddar cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

6 Servings:

5 points (blue & purple)

7 points (green)

309 calories

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