Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

You just want to grab a hot, fresh rotisserie chicken from the store but then what do you make with rotisserie chicken? The BEST Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos of course!

 

a chicken burrito stuffed with rice, beans and loaded with cheese and salsa on top with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro. smothered honey lime chicken burritos

 

I personally think that if you’re going to get a rotisserie chicken it should be from Costco, but we have a local store here that does a killer job too. The problem is, you don’t always want the chicken for dinner, but you want a rotisserie chicken recipe idea instead and these Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos are the bee’s knees.

 

I still totally don’t get the point of that saying, but we are running with it.

Speaking of sayings, that’s something all of our friends like to tease me about. I love to pull out the oldies or make up my own like, biggest duck on the pond, pickin’ up what you’re puttin’ down, and so on. Got any good ones for me?

Let’s get on with these Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos!

 

a chicken burrito sitting on a cast iron skillet stuffed with rice, beans and loaded with cheese and salsa on top with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro and limes cut up in the background. smothered honey lime chicken burritos

 

Recipes Using Rotisserie Chicken

Now back to the chicken, recipes using rotisserie chicken are a must as it makes getting dinner on the table so much easier. Here are a few of our favorites that we know you are going to love too!

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Take your favorite comfort food and turn it into the best cold weather soup ever, chicken or turkey pot pie soup! We even added biscuits on top!

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is the most genius recipe ever created and this cheesy chicken bacon ranch macaroni and cheese is coming in a close second place.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

These Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas have changed our view of Enchiladas forever. The marinated chicken and cheese are so good!

Easy Bacon Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad

Looking for an easy pasta salad recipe for a bbq? This easy bacon chicken ranch pasta salad is seriously one of my favorite side dish recipes for potlucks!

 

These Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos are the best thing ever for using rotisserie chicken from the store!

 

a chicken burrito sitting on a cast iron skillet stuffed with rice, beans and loaded with cheese and salsa on top with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro. smothered honey lime chicken burritos

 

Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

Ok let’s break this down.

Honey lime chicken is made up of rotisserie chicken or you can cook a couple of chicken breasts if you prefer. Whisk up lime juice, honey, garlic and chili powder and toss it with the chicken to marinate for no more than 30 minutes. After that the lime juice starts to over power everything.

 

How to Make Chicken Burritos with Rice

We also added our famous cilantro lime rice which is a cinch to make and adds more substance to the burrito. You don’t have to add anything other than meat if that’s what you prefer. If you’re using a rice cooker like ours, you can actually make the rice ahead of time and leave it on the counter. The Hamilton Beach rice cooker will keep it warm.

Pinto beans are next as we like the mild flavor and texture with a lighter chicken dish.

Finally throw in some cheese and then top everything off with a creamy salsa verde sauce just like what’s used in our Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas recipe and of course, add more cheese before sticking it under the broiler.

 

a chicken burrito sitting on a cast iron skillet stuffed with rice, beans and loaded with cheese and salsa on top with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro and limes cut up in the background. smothered honey lime chicken burritos

 

Can You Freeze Chicken Burritos

You can freeze chicken burritos, but make sure you don’t add any sauce on top until they’ve been reheated and are ready to serve as a cream sauce will not freeze well and it would make it difficult to wrap and freeze without creating a mess.

 

How to Freeze Burritos

Burritos can be frozen if you do not add sauce, and wrap the burritos individually in plastic wrap and foil then place in freezer bags.

 

How Long Can You Freeze Burritos

You can freeze homemade burritos for up to 3 months if you stored them properly. Again, we really do prefer to use our Food Saver which is linked to below.

 

How to Reheat Freezer Burritos

To reheat freezer burritos, bake on a cookie sheet or pan at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

 

Can Rotisserie Chicken Be Frozen?

Rotisserie Chicken is one of the best cooked meats to freeze, especially if you use a food saver. You can freeze rotisserie chicken for just over a month, or longer if you use the Food Saver. Make sure all of the air is pressed out and avoid freezing it with any cream sauces.

Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

You just want to grab a hot, fresh rotisserie chicken from the store but then what do you make with rotisserie chicken? The BEST Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos of course!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Fresh Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, meat removed and shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 6 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 Cups Cooked Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 1-2 Cup Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1-2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Can Pinto Beans, drained and warmed
  • Salsa or Pico de Gallo for serving
  • Cilantro, chopped for garnish

For the Sauce

  • 1 (16 ounce) Jar Herdez Salsa Verde
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream, or to taste

 

 

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, garlic and chili powder. Add in the chicken and toss to coat. Place in the fridge for 15-30 minutes, covered with plastic wrap.
  2. Prepare the rice and beans.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the slasa verde and heavy cream. Set aside.
  4. Heat the tortillas until pliable. Fill with rice, beans, chicken, and a sprinkle of colby jack cheese. Fold up both ends and roll tightly to close.
  5. Place the burritos on a baking sheet and spoon the sauce over each one. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or we like to have the fillings all warm and then just stick the burritos under a broiler to melt the cheese.
  6. Serve with pico de gallo, cilantro or even sour cream

Burritos can be frozen if you do not add sauce, and wrap the burritos individually in plastic wrap and foil then place in freezer bags for up to 3 months.

To reheat freezer burritos, bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8 servings, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 417 Calories
  • Total Fat: 18.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.8g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sugar: 36.6g
  • Protein: 10.9g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

A chicken burrito stuffed with rice, beans and loaded with cheese and salsa on top with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro. Smothered honey lime chicken burritos

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.