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I'm Becca - mom to three cute kiddos, professional photographer, chocolate addict, in love with all thing wildflowers, and (most importantly) a sinner saved by grace through faith!
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.
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.
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?
Sour Cream Sauce:
1 cup sour cream
1/4-1/3 cup salsa verde*
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
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
8 burrito sized tortillas
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!
*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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This looks delicious! I love shredded chicken burritos, and my kids actually enjoy them as well. I am definitely going to try this recipe!
I can’t wait to make this for my sweetie. He’s going to love it Looks so delicious :)
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!
Those look great! I haven’t been to Taco Bell in at least a decade.
My boyfriend would love this.. Can’t wait to make him some shredded chicken burritos ?
Yum! my hubby would love these, they sound amazing!
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. :)
These look really good! I’m more of a Taco Time gal myself but I can always go for a good chicken burrito. ;)
So where’s the actual recipe?
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!
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?
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!!
We tried these tonight and they are great! Was gonna try to do an avocado sour cream but went with the salsa sour cream and it turned out great. I did throw some cilantro in the crock pot with chicken breasts and let them simmer for about 6 hours! :) Thanks for sharing!
Oh yay! I’m so glad you liked them :) We need to make this recipe again!