Southwest Chicken Burritos Recipe (Freezer Friendly!)

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Southwest Chicken Burritos Recipe | The Coupon Project

One way you can save money on your groceries is to plan meals based on what you’re finding on sale for a given week. Last week, I shared with you about some hot deals I spotted at Albertsons:

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I picked up $1.79/lb boneless, skinless chicken breast; buy one, get one free tortilla, and Essential Everyday refrigerated salsa for $1.69. I also found Sargento shredded cheese for $1.69 and Essential Everyday frozen vegetables for $1.

I thought about all these items and it occurred to me: of course, burritos!

Today’s recipe will really stretch those ingredients into several meals as you’ll soon see, too!


  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup prepared salsa, such as Essential Everyday
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream, such as Essential Everyday
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I chose a Mexican blend)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 10-12 soft taco size tortillas

Start by setting your oven to 350°.

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Bring a big pot of water to a boil and add in your chicken breasts. This is actually one of my favorite methods for cooking chicken! It’s fast and easy. Let them cook for about 15-20 minutes until they are no longer pink inside.

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While the chicken is cooking, mix your salsa, beans, corn, cheese, and sour cream in a large bowl.

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When your chicken is done, shred it using two forks. Incidentally, you could use the shredded chicken as a base for many recipes including pulled barbecue chicken sandwiches, chicken salad, chicken casseroles, chicken soups, chicken tacos… there are really so many options.

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For our recipe today though, you’ll just add it to the bowl of previously-mixed ingredients. Season with the cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper.

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Place a heaping scoop of the chicken mixture in the middle of a tortilla and roll tightly.

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Repeat the process, placing each tortilla in a lightly-greased baking dish. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until heated through and the tortillas are crisp. Serve immediately.

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Now, I made five in one baking dish, but since I had enough mixture left over, I thought I’d put a couple freezer meals together.

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These burritos are quick, easy, and delicious! They are also inexpensive to put together, particularly if you’re hitting up a good sale!

Make sure to check out the Albertsons deals happening this week as well as other finds from my stock-up sale visit.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to know what you think! If you have ways to change it up, I’d love to hear your suggestions, too!

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