Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Easy to put together! My Mom gave this to me when I moved into my first apartment. It makes 8 big ones so you'll definitely have tasty leftovers! I like to add some chili powder and garlic to my chicken while it cooks, too. Also, I always keep a bag of frozen breasts ready to go; they're great for this recipe. Go ahead and substitute any meat, steak or ground turkey. Delicious served with sour cream or guacamole!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook chicken in skillet with seasonings to taste.
  3. While chicken cooks, mix together refried beans, 16 oz salsa, 1 cup of cheese, onion and tomato.
  4. Shred cooked chicken and add to bean mixture.
  5. Put 1/8 of mixture into each tortilla, roll and place in ungreased 9x13x2 inch pan.
  6. Pour the other 16 oz salsa over burritos.
  7. Bake in oven 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and add the last 2 cups of cheese over the burritos.
  9. Return to oven for another 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and brown.
Most Helpful

I am on a casse-roll right now, so this baked burrito recipe was just perfect. In addition to salsa, I made my own with chopped canned tomatoes and jalepenos, garlic and spices. I also added canned green chiles and used black beans instead of refried. I spiced up the chicken with chili powder and ceyenne pepper. I also added chopped green onions to the top for the last 5 minutes and served with avocado and a small dollop of sour cream. Delicious.

bontra14 April 25, 2013

Thank your mom for me, this is a great recipe!! I spiced the chicken with a homemade taco seasoning blend (no salt) and some garlic salt with Tex-Mex seasoning. I used pepper jack and colby jack cheeses. Used LaPreferida Organic refried beans (don't know if it made a difference, but it was SO GOOOOD!). For the picante salsa, used a combo of PACE hot and medium, plus a couple of Taco Bell salsa packets from the dinner kits. I think the finely diced onion and tomato chunks inside the burrito are important to the final flavor! I was short on time, so I baked at 375 for 22 minutes, then added cheese, baked about 8 more minutes, saved a few minutes cook time. Ground beef burrito lovers will not even miss the beef! Thanks again for probably the best chicken burritos recipe I have ever tried! Great use of leftover chicken, versatile recipe, can use canned or fresh items, it was just delicious!

reneejim August 07, 2015

My husband and three boys really enjoyed this recipe. I appreciated the quick prep and readily available ingredients.

shale313 December 08, 2012