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Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

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These homemade Chicken Burritos are so easy to make since they use a store-bought rotisserie chicken. You’ll definitely want seconds of this cheesy dish!

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

Easiest Shredded Chicken Burrito

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!

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What’s Needed for Shredded Chicken Burritos? 

To make these honey lime smothered burritos, you’ll need: 

  • Fresh flour tortillas
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Lime juice
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Chili powder
  • Cilantro lime rice
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pinto beans
  • Pico de gallo
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa verde
  • Heavy cream 

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

How to Make Smothered Chicken Burritos

Okay, let’s break this down. The 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 overpower everything.

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 since 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. 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. We prefer to use our Food Saver.

How to Reheat Frozen Burritos

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

More ROTISSERIE CHICKEN RECIPES:

Recipes with 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:

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Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

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

Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

4.47 from 30 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
These homemade Chicken Burritos are so easy to make since they use a store-bought rotisserie chicken. You'll definitely want seconds of this cheesy dish!

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 Cups Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1-2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Can Pinto Beans , drained and warmed
  • Salsa or Pico de Gallo , for serving
  • Chopped Cilantro , for garnish

For the Sauce

  • 1- 16 Ounce Jar Herdez Salsa Verde
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream , or to taste

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Prepare the rice and beans.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the slasa verde and heavy cream. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Place the burritos on a baking sheet and spoon the sauce over each one. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F 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).
  • Serve with pico de gallo, cilantro, and / or sour cream

Notes

  • 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 Facts
Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 533mg23%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 878IU18%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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6 comments

  • What size tortillas do you use in this recipe? It sounds wonderful!

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    • Just the standard burrito size…10 inches. But now I’m thinking I should try those jumbo size tortillas!

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  • Fabulous recipe….loved all the flavors. It honestly tastes like you’re eating at a high-end restaurant….incredible flavor! This will be in our rotation!!! Thank you!!

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    • Thank you so much Patricia! So glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Love how you can freeze these ahead of time!

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    • We are all about easy!

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