Shredded Chicken Burritos

Shredded Chicken BurritosAs you can tell from my recipe blog, we LOVE Mexican food. My kids can’t get enough and it’s the same for my husband and me. I wasn’t in the mood to cook a big meal (90 degrees outside) so I decided to make quick & easy burritos. They turn out good every time! The shredded chicken is very tasty with subtle hints of cumin, chili & garlic. It’s quick and easy to make and it tastes so good.

Shredded Chicken:

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of any fat
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp sweet yellow onion, diced finely
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and gently boil for 20 minutes. Let the chicken breasts cool then shred with two forks.


  • Flour tortillas
  • Cheddar cheese (or low fat Mexican blend)
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Sweet yellow onion OR green onions, diced
  • Black olives, sliced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Non fat refried beans (cooked)
  • Non fat sour cream
  • Salsa or hot sauce
  • Guacamole (click here for recipe)

Layer all ingredients (as much or as little) as you like. Roll & eat. Enjoy.

Shredded Chicken BurritosClick here for a printable version of this recipe

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  1. ellesnewenglandkitchen says:

    So simple, but hearty and delicious at the same time. I love recipes like this!

  2. Those burritos look tasty!

  3. These look so yummy and so easy!

  4. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) says:

    This is Friday night food for us and today is only Thursday,,aaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love this recipe! I make it almost every other week. Instead of 20 minutes, I cover and leave the chicken boiling for 1 hour and a half to get the chicken tender enough to just fall apart. After shredding the chicken, I put some of it back in the broth and add some noodles for chicken soup.

  6. Anonymous says:

    OMG, these are so good! I can’t believe I’ve never made shredded chicken before. Thank you! I see so many other great recipes on your site, that I’m going to have to make a list of ingredients and head over to the store. Thanks again!!!

  7. I love mexican foods because chicken burrito recipe is part of mexican food. So i love burritos.