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Friday, November 16, 2012

Baked Chicken Burritos with Sour Cream-Poblano Sauce

Baked Chicken Burritos with Sour Cream Poblano SauceThe original version of this recipe calls for ground beef, which I am none too fond of. The adapted version called for ground chicken, which I am not crazy about either. So I adapted it once again, using shredded chicken prepped in the crockpot. Firstly, I cannot rave enough about the chicken. I will never use a taco seasoning packet again, this was SO much better. Miss F said, "This is so yummy, Mommy!" I served hers sans sauce and she adored these. She ate two! C ws also a fan, even though he picked the Poblanos from his sauce.  I used fajita size tortillas because it is what I had on hand, but these would be great in big burrito sized tortillas.
Baked Chicken Burritos with Sour Cream-Poblano Sauce
As seen on A Taste of Home Cooking, adapted from Elly Says Opa!

For the burritos:
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 onion, diced
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ cup chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
12 flour tortillas
Cooking spray

For the sour cream-poblano sauce:
2 poblano peppers
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 ¼ cups chicken broth at room temperature
½ cup sour cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pour the oil in the bottom of the crockpot. Add the onion, then place the chicken breasts overtop. In a 2 cup measure, whisk together the broth, garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, oregano, cayenne and salt. Pour the broth mixture over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, flipping the chicken halfway through if possible. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred with two forks. Return to the crockpot and stir with the broth. Stir in the black beans

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

Place 2 tablespoons of the cheese at the end of each tortilla and then spoon some of the chicken and bean mixture over the top. Fold the left and right sides of the tortilla in, and then roll the tortilla up, from the end closest to you, to the top. Place seam-side down on a baking sheet and lightly spray the tops of the burritos with cooking spray. Bake for about 20 minutes, until tortillas are golden brown and crispy.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Place the poblanos directly over a gas burner. Using tongs, turn occasionally until skin is blackened on all sides. Place in a bowl and top with plastic wrap or a clean towel, until cool enough to handle. (Alternatively, you can roast the peppers under the broiler until all sides are well-charred.) Peel the peppers, remove the stems and seeds, and dice them.

Heat a small sauce pan over medium heat and melt the butter; stir in the flour and cook for an additional minute, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and then the diced poblano; continue to simmer, whisking frequently, until thickened. Stir in the sour cream/yogurt and warm through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the sauce over the baked burritos.
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4 comments:

Caroline Barbee said...

Yum! I have been wanting to make these, but I had the same problem with the meat issue. Shredded chicken sounds perfect and easy!!

elly said...

Glad you liked them! Good idea to make the chicken in the crockpot and save a little prep time later!

Rachel said...

I love the idea of using shredded chicken instead of ground beef! I liked the ground beef version but I bet I would love the shredded chicken one even better. I can't wait to try these!

Lindsey @Our Share of the Harvest said...

Made these tonight and they were wonderful! We used chicken thighs instead of breast just because they were on sale and my husband was a big fan.

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