Yummy Chicken Burritos


I used to beg my mom for these; now I make them for my son. Serve with beans, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, and cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
15 servings


  • 1 whole chicken

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with habanero peppers (such as RO*TEL® Hot)

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 3 jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and diced

  • 2 (1 ounce) packets taco seasoning mix, divided

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, or as needed

  • 1 (15 ounce) package flour tortillas


  1. Place chicken, tomatoes with habanero peppers, green bell pepper, onion, jalapeno chile peppers, and 1 packet taco seasoning in a large pot; pour in enough water to just cover chicken.

  2. Bring chicken and vegetables to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  3. Remove chicken from the pot and let cool. Pull chicken meat off the bones and cut into bite-sized pieces; discard carcass. Pour off about half the liquid from the pot, making sure all the vegetables stay. Return chicken meat to pot; add the remaining 1 packet taco seasoning. Simmer until flavors have blended, about 10 minutes.

  4. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat; fry tortillas, working in batches, in the hot oil until desired crispness is reached, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Spoon chicken mixture into each tortilla to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
10g Fat
21g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 509mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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