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Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

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These Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos are the perfect weeknight meal! The chicken is tender and juicy, and the honey lime sauce is delicious. The best part is that the whole dish can be made in one skillet, so cleanup is a breeze. Whether you’re serving them for a family dinner or packing them for lunch, these burritos are sure to please.

Interested in a chicken meal that will make your family very happy? These Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos are so good you won’t be able to get enough!

smothered honey lime chicken burritos on a serving plate

Lime Chicken Burritos

Chicken Burritos are the perfect summer meal! Smothered in a honey lime sauce and topped with all your favorite burrito toppings, these chicken burritos are healthy, flavorful, and easy to make. If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal that is packed with flavor, then these Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos are it!

Ingredients Needed for Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

  • Tortillas
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Lime Juice
  • Honey
  • Minced Garlic
  • Chili Powder
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Salsa Verde
  • Heavy Cream
  • Black or Pinto Beans
  • Salsa, Sour Cream, and Cilantro for Serving

How To Make Smothered Chicken Burritos

1-In a large bowl whisk together lime juice, honey, garlic, and chili powder. Add shredded chicken and toss to coat completely.

2-Cover and place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

3-In a small mixing bowl whisk salsa Verde and heavy cream until combined well. Set aside.

4-Prepare rice as directed to package directions. Or find our homemade rice recipe here.

5-Preheat oven to 350F and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

6-Evenly fill each tortilla with marinated chicken, rice, beans, and shredded cheese.

7-Fold up both ends and roll up tightly. Place burritos in baking dish.

8-Spoon salsa Verde sauce over burritos and sprinkle with extra cheese.

how to make honey lime chicken burritos

9-Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until warm throughout and cheese has melted.

10-Serve with salsa, chopped cilantro, and sour cream. Enjoy!

smothered honey lime chicken burrito served with salsa, cheese, and cilantro

Can you freeze this chicken burrito recipe?

Yes! These chicken burritos freeze beautifully. Simply wrap each burrito individually in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe bag. When you’re ready to eat, simply thaw the burrito overnight in the refrigerator and reheat it in the microwave.

How to reheat frozen chicken burritos:

Place the frozen chicken burrito on a plate and microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through. You can also reheat it in the oven by wrapping the burrito in foil and baking it at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Cooking Tips for Making Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos 

  • Extra flavor: If you’re looking for a little extra flavor, try adding some chopped cilantro to the honey lime sauce.
  • Heartier burritos: To make these burritos extra hearty, feel free to add some corn to the filling.
  • Make ahead: These burritos can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. Simply reheat them in the microwave before serving.

Variation Options for Chicken Burritos

There are so many different ways that you can customize these chicken burritos to make them your own. Here are a few ideas:

  • Add some chopped cilantro to the honey lime sauce for extra flavor.
  • To make these burritos extra hearty, feel free to add some black beans or corn to the filling.
  • For a little extra spice, try adding some diced jalapeños to the chicken mixture.
  • If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, you can replace the chicken with extra black beans.

What to Serve with Chicken Burritos?

These chicken burritos are delicious on their own, but they’re also great with a side of rice or beans. Here are a few ideas of what to serve with them:

  • Side of rice: Try serving these chicken burritos with a side of white rice, brown rice, or cilantro lime rice.
  • Side of beans: Black beans, pinto beans, and refried beans would all be great options to serve with these chicken burritos.
  • Salad: A simple green salad would be the perfect side dish for these chicken burritos.

FAQ for Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

What’s in smothered honey lime chicken burritos?

These burritos are packed with flavorful, juicy chicken that’s been simmered in a zesty honey lime sauce. They’re then wrapped up in a soft tortilla and smothered in more of the sauce for an irresistible, flavor-packed meal.

How do you make smothered honey lime chicken burritos?

To make these burritos, you’ll first cook the chicken in a zesty honey lime sauce until it’s nice and tender. Then, you’ll wrap it up in a soft tortilla and smother it in more of the sauce. Finally, you’ll bake the burritos until they’re hot and bubbly.

What goes well with smothered honey lime chicken burritos?

These burritos are delicious on their own, but they’re also great with a side of rice or beans. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, you could also serve them with a side salad.

How long do smothered honey lime chicken burritos last?

These burritos will last for up to 3 days in the fridge when stored in an airtight container.

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How to Cook Lime Chicken Burritos in Bulk

If you’re looking to make a big batch of these lime chicken burritos, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier.

  1. Cook the chicken in advance so that all you have to do is assemble the burritos when you’re ready to eat.
  2. Make the sauce in advance and store it in the fridge so that it’s ready to go when you need it.
  3. You can also assemble the burritos ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days. When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat them in the microwave or oven.

Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos are a delicious, flavor-packed meal that can be made ahead of time and frozen for later. They’re perfect for busy weeknights when you need a quick and easy dinner option. To reheat, simply microwave or bake them until they’re hot and bubbly. Do you plan on making these burritos?

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Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos

April King
Interested in a chicken meal that will make your family very happy? These Smothered Honey Lime Chicken Burritos are so good you won't be able to get enough!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Chicken, Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat shredded
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups cooked cilantro lime rice homemade or store bought
  • 1 can black or pinto beans, drained
  • salsa for serving
  • chopped cilantro for garnish

Sauce

  • 16oz jar salsa Verde
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl whisk together lime juice, honey, garlic, and chili powder. Add shredded chicken and toss to coat completely.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk salsa Verde and heavy cream until combined well. Set aside.
  • Prepare rice as directed to package directions. Or find our homemade rice recipe here.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and spray a baking dish with cooking spay.
  • Evenly fill each tortilla with marinated chicken, rice, beans, and shredded cheese.
  • Fold up both ends and roll up tightly. Place burritos in baking dish.
  • Spoon salsa Verde sauce over burritos and sprinkle with extra cheese.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until warm throughout and cheese has melted.
  • Serve with salsa, chopped cilantro, and sour cream. Enjoy!
Keyword Honey Lime Chicken Burritos
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