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Pulled Chicken Burrito
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Pulled Chicken Burrito Recipe

This chicken burrito recipe is like a Mucho Burrito copy cat, with delicious pulled chicken, pinto beans, salsa & sauteed peppers!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pulled chicken burrito
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


Pulled Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Guacamole: Mash avocado & mix all ingredients together

  • 2 avocados mashed
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

Sauteed veggies

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice
  • pico de gallo or salsa
  • cilantro chopped
  • sour cream


Pulled chicken

  • Boil chicken in hot water for 15 minutes or until almost fully cooked and easily shreddable. Shred chicken once cooled slightly.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan on medium heat. Add onion & garlic, sauteeing for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add shredded chicken, broth, and all other ingredients for the pulled chicken as listed. Bring to a boil, then down to a slow simmer and cook for 5 minutes until most of the liquid has absorbed into chicken.

Sauteed veggies

  • Heat oil in large pan on high heat until it starts to smoke. Add peppers and onion, then season with salt and pepper. Saute until vegetables are sizzling, about 2 minutes stirring often, then remove from heat and set aside.

Assembling the burritos

  • Meanwhile, heat drained pinto beans in a saucepan (or add to burrito cold) and mix all ingredients for guacamole together.
  • Everything should be finished cooking right about now, so set up a station where everyone can go and get their favourite toppings. Add a small amount of chicken, veggies, beans, cheese and other desired toppings to each flour tortilla, placing all ingredients in the middle of each tortilla.
  • Fold up each side of your tortilla and then roll to form a wrap.
  • Optional step: fry the burrito on all sides in a pan that's placed on med-high heat. This will toast the burrito a bit so that it doesn't get soggy. Cut in half with a very sharp knife and enjoy!



Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 894mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1118IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 2mg