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Recipe: Chicken burritos

Medically reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

Serves 4

Dietitian Tip

This is an excellent way to use leftover chicken.


  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes (2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 ounces precooked chicken breast meat
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil and saute peppers, celery, onion and cumin until lightly brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, oregano and garlic. Continue to saute until tomatoes blister and break open, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add contents to blender and puree until desired consistency.

Pull apart breast meat from chicken and divide among tortillas. Top with cheese, cabbage and sauce. Roll up and enjoy.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 burrito
Carbohydrate38 g
Cholesterol63 mg
Fiber12 g
Protein29 g
Sodium486 mg
Monounsaturated Fat3 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Total Fat10 g

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