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Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

These Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos are the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. Yummy burritos with rice, cilantro, enchilada sauce, chicken, cheese and more!Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

I am so excited to be partnering with Sabra Hummus today and to share one of Kevin’s new favorite quick and easy dinners. :) He requests this one just about every week! I think rice and chicken enchiladas are his two favorite foods ever. When we go to Hibachi grills and they give us three pounds of fried rice each, he will eat all of his and most of mine too! :) So he loves burritos that have beans, rice, chicken, and cheese. But his favorite way is to have them “enchilada style” — smothered in enchilada sauce and plenty of melty cheese. I can’t say that I blame him! :) I’ll show you a peek inside these yummy “enchilada style” burritos. :)

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Here’s all you’ll need for this quick and easy dinner. Just a few simple ingredients. I used a leftover rotisserie chicken for the chopped chicken pictured here. You could also make my five minute chicken with boneless skinless chicken breasts. It would be perfect in these burritos!

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

How to Make These Cheesy Chicken Burritos

We’ll start by making the fabulous cilantro-lime rice. Add 1 cup rice, 2 cups water, and 1 teaspoon of salt to a medium sauce pan and squeeze in 2 tablespoons of lime juice. It took me two whole limes to get 2 tablespoons. Not sure if my limes were extra dry or if I just wasn’t doing it right?? Or maybe that’s normal? I have to admit, with Kevin’s citrus aversion, I don’t squeeze a whole lotta limes over here. Oh yeah, don’t tell him there’s lime in this, okay? Cilantro Lime Rice is my favorite!! :) Anyway, if your limes are kinda small, get an extra one just in case. Whew! Now bring all that to a boil, turn heat to low, cover and simmer for exactly 14 minutes.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Meanwhile, chop up about 1/4 cup fresh cilantro. When the rice is done, gently stir in the cilantro and set aside. Easy peasy!

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Now most burritos start with a base layer of beans or refried beans. I wanted to mix things up a bit and give my burritos an extra kick of flavor, so I used this Roasted Garlic Hummus from Sabra. I love all their fun flavors!! They have so many to choose from, you could make these same burritos with a different Sabra hummus flavor each time and they’d taste different every time. Great for variety! I think roasted red pepper and southwest would be awesome in here too.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

It’s also pretty enough to just take off the lid and serve as is! I always have to sneak a bite. :)

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Now let’s build these burritos. Spread a layer of your hummus of choice. This gives the burrito a wonderfully creamy, garlicky flavor and texture without all the fat and calories of a heavy cream based sauce. And hummus is very high in fiber! And protein! If you’re into that sort of thing.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Ahem. Top with your homemade cilantro-lime rice…

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Some cooked, chopped chicken…

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

And a sprinkling of cheese.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Roll ’em up and admire all those delicious layers! This is going to be one yummy burrito baby.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Place each burrito seam side down in a 9×13 pan that’s been generously coated with nonstick spray. (This dish is slightly smaller than 9×13, you could probably fit more in a true 9×13 pan)

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Cover the tortillas completely with enchilada sauce.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

And top with a generous helping of cheese. :)

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Bake these at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes until melty and bubbly.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

Yum!! These fun burritos are packed with layers of flavor. One is plenty for me, and Kevin can only eat about one and a half, so this will make enough to feed an army. :) Toss a salad, or make a little extra cilantro lime rice for a side, and serve the remaining Sabra hummus along with some pita chips to complete the meal. Enjoy!!

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Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 burritos 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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These Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Style Burritos are the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. Yummy burritos with rice, cilantro, enchilada sauce, chicken, cheese and more!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 medium (soft taco sized) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus
  • 3 cups (12 oz) chopped chicken
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 10 oz enchilada sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Combine the rice, salt, lime juice and 2 cups water in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 14 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and set aside.
  2. Spread each tortilla down the middle with two tablespoons of Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus, top with three tablespoons of rice, 1/3 cup chicken, and sprinkle on shredded cheese as desired. Roll up and place seam side down in the prepared baking dish.
  3. Cover the tortillas completely with enchilada sauce and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

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64 Responses
  1. Paul H

    I have lost count how many times I have made this recipe. It is easy but really good.  tonight we are taking it to a neighborhood Cinco de Mayo party. Thanks

  2. Debi and Nia

    We fell in love with this recipe a couple years ago, and my five-year-old daughter wants to tell you how much she loves it! She says, “I love it so much I can’t stop talking about it.” :)

  3. Cecile Costa

    Came across this terrific recipe (enchilada style burritos) on FB. Love the hummus! My family was very happy with this new twist. Thanks…

  4. julie

    OMG! nevr had a burrito with hummus and my mothe in law and husband loved it. I didnt have lime juice or cilantro in the house so i ended up making plain rice but either way wow!!!! thank you for sharing! so good and i think this will be a staple in our house

  5. Laura

    I am notorious for messing up recipes (but I keep trying!) so my husband was a bit skeptical. I follow the recipe exactly and it was delicious!! And my husband LOVED it! (he is a gourmet cook and hard to impress!) Thanks for sharing this great recipe. I will be sharing it with others!

  6. Shana Norris

    Amanda, I pinned this recipe a few weeks ago and as of today, Pinterest tells me it’s been repinned 75 times. Wow!

  7. Jenn

    I have next to no food in the house yet I have every single ingredient for these. Thanks for planning my dinner menu for tomorrow. Grocery shopping can be put off one more day. Woot!

  8. Mary

    This sounds totally delicious! We love enchilada and burrito but never thought of putting them together, plus hummus…. OH YUMMMM!!!! I love hummus, too and my 15 yo son has just started getting hooked on them. Definitely will be making this this week… heading to the store to get the missing ingredients. This is the very first recipe of yours that I will be trying. Thanks, Amanda! ;)

  9. markus - granite worktops - admin

    I love you, i love chees + chiken, amazing recipe certainly will settle in my kitchen, I love you, thank you :)

  10. Nikki @Seeded at the Table

    That’s it! I’m coming over for dinner! Or, maybe I should kick back to reality and make this myself. YUM!

  11. Gretchen

    I made this the other night and it is yummy! Because we are empty nesters, we have plenty for left overs. It was easy to make too. For those who are wondering, the calorie count is 395 per burrito!

  12. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    We love hummus, but I never would have thought to put it inside a burrinchalada. I can’t wait to try this recipe. It sounds amazing.

  13. Sarah

    Saw the post this morning and made for dinner tonight – delicious! I’ve never made enchiladas before, and this will now be part of our dinner repertoire. Thank you!

  14. nancy

    I have two questions. I am curious as to the font that you used for labeling the ingredients in the picture. I love it. Also, since I am the worst at making rice (it ALWAYS comes out sticky) what kind/brand do you use and do you have any suggestions for me on how to make rice that is not sticky? Thanks.

    1. Amanda

      I use long grain white rice. I think the brand is Mahatma. I haven’t had any trouble with it being sticky, I always cook it the same way as above. :) The font is LaCarte. Hope this helps! :)

    2. Cassie S

      To ensure your rice is not sticky, make sure you are doing a 2 to 1 ratio of water to rice. Also, be sure your pan is big enough and that you’re not over cooking it. Hope that helps!

  15. Laura

    Sounds awesome, I can’t wait to try them! My entire family (7) loves hummus…thanks. Love the photos and that you put the recipe at the end for easy printing!

  16. Karly

    Dude, did you just put hummus in a burrito? That’s genius! I’m all about the enchilada style burritos too. The kids now call them encharitos. Haha!

  17. Anele @ Success Along the Weigh

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that adds hummus to their burritos! I also do hummus in my chicken or beef tacos instead of cheese. It somehow gives the illusion of cheese with less fat. SOOO good!

  18. shelly (cookies and cups)

    Hummus in a burrito? How have I never thought to do that?! My guys LOVE burritos. Totally going to try these!

  19. Nika @Vintage Paper Designs

    Your photos are speaking 12 languages and they are all saying the same thing-Make me! Make Me!
    Thanks for the idea!
    Nika

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