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Chipotle Chicken Burritos

Courtesy of Deirdre Reid and her blog “Grabbing the Gusto”

This is a keeper! I changed the name of this recipe from Chili Chicken Tacos because I went heavy on the chipotle and that brought it to a whole new level. I made it in a crockpot because I had all afternoon and wanted a nice slow cook, but I bet you could make this on the stove too. The link to the original recipe that serves four is below. I made a little less. Two of us pigged out and had a little bit of leftovers.

Chipotle Chicken Burritos

  • 1-1/4# boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 sm onion, sliced, sauteed
  • 3 lg garlic cloves, sliced, sautéed with onion
  • ¾ c tomato salsa
  • 2-3 chipotle chiles in adobo plus extra sauce, chopped
  • ½ tbsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tortilla or taco shells – I used wheat tortillas
  • Garnishes – cilantro, lettuce, shredded cheddar, corn, avocado, pickled jalapenos, salsa


In a crockpot, combine chicken, onion, garlic, salsa, chipotle, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover, cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours, stirring occasionally (per the recipe). I cooked it on low but toward the end took the cover off and turned it up to high to thicken the sauce – the chicken I bought was a bit frozen so it gave off a bit of water.

Save a bowl and shred the chicken in the crockpot. Serve in tortillas or taco shells with your choice of garnishes.

This was incredibly good. I told Jim that if I was served this in a restaurant, I would be raving about it. The long cook with the chipotle, onion and garlic is what I think puts it over the top. I could also imagine making quesadillas with this chicken. And now I have leftover chipotles to use in something else, yum.

Recipe from Foodbuzz – Chili Chicken Tacos

For more foodie insight and delicious recipes, visit Deirdre’s site at Grabbing the Gusto.

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