Shredded Chicken Burritos

These Shredded Chicken Burritos are a quick and easy meal perfect for busy weeknight dinners! Make in a dutch oven pot or in the crockpot and enjoy!

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Shredded Chicken Burritos

I recently made my very first chicken. For everyone who really knows me this is a huge feat to accomplish. I really am not a fan of chicken. The handful of times we’ve even had chicken as a main course (in 4 years of being married) Lover Boy has always been the one to make it! I used to be totally disgusted by just the sight of uncooked chicken, let alone touch it with a ten foot pole! (I know I’m a little crazy, I must be like the only person in the world -well at least the South- that doesn’t really like chicken!!) So like I said, cooking that chicken a few days ago was a huge milestone! (and I even had 3 bites!!)

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We ended up with left over chicken (just my luck!) We really like Mexican style dishes around here so I decided to cook the chicken just like I cooked the beef for my Mexican Tostadas that I recently made. I chose to use beef stock again because I really didn’t want the meat to taste super chickeny. Here’s what I came up with.

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Drizzle EVOO in a dutch oven or deep pot with a lid
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Take two forks to shred the chicken (it’s OK if it’s not super shredded)
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Add coriander, cumin and chili powder (amounts = to your preference). Add in boxed beef stock (enough to cover the bottom). You could use chicken stock if you wanted it to taste like chicken
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Add diced jalapenos if you dare! Let cook for about 30 minutes with lid on.
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Cook some rice! I used 1c water, 1c beef stock (again you could switch it for chicken stock) and 2c rice
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In a pie dish layer refried beans, rice, cheese and salsa
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In tortilla shells (I used combo shells -corn & flour- layer with refried beans, rice, cheese, cheese, cheese!!! and chicken (salsa optional)
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Roll tortillas and lay over mixture in pie dish. Top with refried beans, cheese and salsa. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted (about 10 min)
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Top with fresh tomatoes and cilantro and sour cream (optional) and enjoy!!

This is definitely a make again at our house! …and hopefully a try for you!

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