Shredded Chicken Burrito | Taco Bell Copycat Recipe

Shredded Chicken Burrito Taco Bell Copycat | read more at happilythehicks.com

In high school, my favorite fast food restaurant was Taco Bell. You couldn’t beat their bean burritos, and I was all over the chicken flatbread sandwiches when they first came out. I have lots of fun memories from my senior year, when we would get food before football games, or hang out with friends while chowing down on cheap “Mexican” food. I still *secretly* love Taco Bell, and go there every once in a while when the cravings hit. So the other day when Isaac and I were brainstorming what I could make him for lunch this week, it’s no surprise Taco Bell came to mind. Isaac’s favorite thing to get there is the shredded chicken burrito, and I decided to try my hand at making a copy cat recipe. 

Shredded Chicken Burrito Taco Bell Copycat | read more at happilythehicks.com

The verdict? Amazing.
Isaac said it tasted a lot like the Taco Bell version, but way better. He really liked the sour cream sauce I made, and said the chicken tasted very similar to the original burrito. It probably had to do with the fact that I used real chicken and cheese, and the cilantro lime rice was freshly made that morning. Best of all, the burritos were so easy to put together! I am definitely adding these to Isaac’s lunch rotation. 

Shredded Chicken Burrito Taco Bell Copycat | read more at happilythehicks.com

The star ingredient in these burritos was Mateo’s Salsa Verde. I bought ours at our local Kroger, but he also sells them online. I’m not kidding when I say this salsa is my favorite store bought brand. It’s not too spicy, and the tomatillos and spices give it a delicious flavor. It has the perfect balance between spicy, sweet and salty. You NEED to get some! 

What is your favorite fast food meal?

Shredded Chicken Burrito

Ingredients: 

Sour Cream Sauce:
1 cup sour cream
1/4-1/3 cup salsa verde*

Chicken:
4 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
2 Tbsp taco seasoning
1/4 cup salsa verde*

Cilantro Lime Rice:
2 cups white or brown rice, cooked
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder

Other:
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
8 burrito sized tortillas

Directions:

Mix the sour cream sauce ingredients together and set aside.
Shred the rotisserie chicken, then mix with taco seasoning and salsa. Set aside.
Cook 1 cup rice according to package directions (which will make 2 cups cooked). Once the rice is cooked, mix the cilantro, lime juice and seasonings. Set aside.

Assembling the burrito:
On a large burrito tortilla, place 2 Tbsp of the sour cream sauce, 1/2 cup of chicken, 1/4 cup of rice and 1/4 cup of cheese. Roll the burrito and chow down!

Notes:
*I used Mateo’s Salsa Verde
You can store the burritos in the fridge for up to 5 days. I wrapped each one in plastic wrap for Isaac to grab and throw in his lunch box on his way to work.
Or you can place the burritos in a freezer safe baggie and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Shredded Chicken Burrito Taco Bell Copycat | read more at happilythehicks.com

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  1. Heather

    July 27th, 2016 at 7:59 am

    This looks delicious! I love shredded chicken burritos, and my kids actually enjoy them as well. I am definitely going to try this recipe!

  2. Fashionable Tigress

    July 27th, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I can’t wait to make this for my sweetie. He’s going to love it Looks so delicious :)

  3. Shann Eva

    July 27th, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Yum! This looks delicious! I used to love Taco Bell too, so I’m definitely going to have to try and make this. A much healthier option!

  4. CrazyShenanigans

    July 27th, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Those look great! I haven’t been to Taco Bell in at least a decade.

  5. Michelle Elenee

    July 27th, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    My boyfriend would love this.. Can’t wait to make him some shredded chicken burritos ?

  6. Jessica Hughes

    July 27th, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Yum! my hubby would love these, they sound amazing!

  7. Jessica Bradshaw

    July 28th, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Taco Bell has always been my favorite. Those Frito Burritos… YUM. This looks amazing. I had shredded chicken tacos last night, but I will have to save this for another day. :)

  8. Shani Ogden

    July 28th, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    These look really good! I’m more of a Taco Time gal myself but I can always go for a good chicken burrito. ;)

  9. n

    March 7th, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    So where’s the actual recipe?

  10. Happily the Hicks

    March 19th, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Oh no! It looks like the plugin I was using for the recipes back then has disappeared. I’ll work on fixing it. So sorry!

  11. Meagan Johnson

    September 9th, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    This looks like EXACTLY what I am looking for, but I can’t add a chrome extension on a public computer to get the recipe. Can you email it? or is there another way to access the recipe?

  12. Happily the Hicks

    September 11th, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Oh no! I’m so sorry about that. I’ve updated the recipe so you should be able to see it no problem now. :) Enjoy!!

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