The Recipe Blog: Crispy Southwest Chicken Burrito

This recipe made 12 burritos total. We made up as many as we needed the first day and then used the leftover ingredients for more the next day.


Chicken, cooked & shredded (instructions below)

1 can Mexican RoTel (it has lime & cilantro)

1/2 pkg Taco Bell taco seasoning

1 pkg Knorr Rice Sides Spanish Rice

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed well

Uncooked tortillas, as many as you need for your family

Shredded cheese

Sour Cream

1 can Green Chile Enchilada Sauce



In crockpot:

2 lbs chicken (I use mine from frozen)

1 can Mexican RoTel

A little water to cover the bottom of the crockpot

Cook on high for 3 hours.

Do not drain the juices. Push the rotel into the crockpot and remove chicken. Shred chicken with forks and return to crockpot. I always add about a 1/2 pkt of Taco Bell taco seasoning and stir until all the chicken is coated. Put the lid on and let the crockpot “keep it warm.”

On the stovetop:

Cook 1 pkt of Knorr Rice Sides Spanish Rice according to pkg directions. Let sit when it is done. It’s okay if it cools off a little.

On the griddle:

Heat griddle to 400. Cook tortillas according to pkg directions. It is usually about 30 seconds on each side. Ours are from Costco and are Tortilla Land brand. I can cook 2 at a time on our griddle. Don’t turn off the griddle. You’re going to use it soon to “crisp” the burritos. Keep it at 400 degrees.

Now it is time to build the burrito. Place the tortilla on a plate. Starting at the bottom of the tortilla, add:

spoonful of rice

spoonful of chicken

few dollops of sour cream

spoonful of black beans

Sprinkle with shredded cheese

Carefully wrap it up and place seam side down on the griddle. Once that side is “crisped,” rotate to the back side, and continue with the remaining 2 sides.

I can do quite a few burritos at a time on the griddle. I just build the other burritos while the others are “crisping.”

Serve hot with green chile sauce on the side. We use a spoon and drizzle it on!

I couldn’t get a good picture of a cross section of these and didn’t think about it until they had cooled off. But this gives you an idea….

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