Taco Bell Shredded Chicken Burrito Recipe

Taco Bell’s Shredded Chicken Burritos are a fan favorite, and it’s easy to see why. Did you know, though, that making a version of this tasty burrito at home is a breeze? Making your own version of this fast food staple is easy and requires only a few basic ingredients and a little bit of effort.

Taco Bell’s Shredded Chicken Burritos served as inspiration for the spice mixture used in this dish. The chicken is seasoned with chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder, which together provide a great, savory flavor.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, water, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, flour tortillas, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and any other toppings you like go into these burritos (such as black beans, sour cream, or salsa). Slow-cooked chicken is as easy as combining it with seasonings in a slow cooker, waiting until the chicken is tender enough to shred, and then filling burritos with the shredded chicken and your preferred toppings.

Easy Taco Bell Shredded Chicken Burrito Recipe

The versatility of this dish is one of its many strengths. You can modify the proportions of the seasonings to suit your taste, or even substitute your own. The condiments can be changed out for something more to your liking. In place of lettuce and tomatoes, you may use guacamole or grilled vegetables. Infinite potential exists.

If you’re looking for a simple and fast dinner option, these burritos are ideal. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. Moreover, you may eat them without fretting over consuming an excessive amount of unhealthy elements because they are prepared with better ingredients than fast restaurant burritos.

If you’ve never had a homemade burrito before, why not give this dish a shot? Try it out; we promise it will satisfy your appetite (and your money)

Taco Bell Shredded Chicken Burrito Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Black beans (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Salsa (optional)

How To Make Taco Bell Shredded Chicken Burrito From Scratch?

The chicken breasts, water, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and salt all go into a slow cooker.

If you want delicate, readily shreddable chicken, simmer it covered on low for 6-8 hours.

After its time in the slow cooker is up, take the chicken out and shred it using two forks.

Flour tortillas should be heated in a dry pan over medium heat until they are warm and flexible.

Fill the middle of the tortilla with the shredded chicken.
Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and whatever else you like can be sprinkled atop the chicken (such as black beans, sour cream, or salsa).

To make a burrito, fold the tortilla’s ends in toward the center and roll the tortilla securely.

Use the rest of the tortillas and fillings in the same way.

Why did I make At Home?

Taco Bell’s Shredded Chicken Burrito can be made at home for several reasons. Fast restaurant burritos are convenient, but handmade ones are more flavorful. Homemade burritos let you decide on the ingredients and flavors. This lets you make a burrito that suits your tastes and is more satisfying.

Fast-food burritos have lots of calories, salt, and other unhealthy elements. Homemade burritos let you use fresher, healthier ingredients and regulate salt and other flavors. You may have a great burrito without worrying about unhealthy elements.

Regularly buying fast food can be pricey. Homemade burritos save money and taste great. Buying ingredients in bulk and making many burritos saves money.

Fast food is convenient, but it doesn’t necessarily provide a nutritious, quick lunch. Homemade burritos are delicious, customized, and available in minutes. On hectic days, cook burritos ahead of time and freeze them.

How To Store?

Cool the burritos before storing them. Plastic wrap or aluminum foil for each tortilla. Put the wrapped burritos in an airtight container or plastic bag. The burritos should last 4 days in the fridge. The burritos should last three months in the freezer.

You can microwave or defrost a tortilla to eat it. The burrito can be heated and crispy in a dry pan over medium heat. Burritos should be securely wrapped before storage to avoid drying out. They’ll stay fresh and tasty.

taco bell shredded chicken burrito recipe

Taco Bell Shredded Chicken Burrito Recipe

making your own Taco Bell Shredded Chicken Burritos at home offers a tasty, healthy, and convenient alternative to fast food. It's a fun and easy way to enjoy a classic fast food favorite at home.
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 167 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Black beans optional
  • Sour cream optional
  • Salsa optional

Instructions
 

  • In a slow cooker, combine the chicken breasts, water, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken is tender and shreds easily.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks.
  • Heat a flour tortilla in a dry pan over medium heat until it’s warm and pliable.
  • Place a spoonful of shredded chicken in the center of the tortilla.
  • Top the chicken with shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and any other desired toppings (such as black beans, sour cream, or salsa).
  • Fold the sides of the tortilla in towards the center, then roll the burrito up tightly.
  • Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas and filling ingredients.
Keyword Taco Bell Shredded Chicken Burrito Recipe

Making Taco Bell’s Shredded Chicken Burritos at home is fun and yummy. A family-friendly, customizable dinner. Since you control the ingredients and salt and flavors, it’s healthier than fast food.

This recipe should encourage you to make burritos at home. Seasonings and toppings are unlimited, so get creative!

If you tried this dish, please let us know. Comment on your results. We also welcome any tips or changes.

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