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Italian Chicken Burritos Use Up that Leftover Chicken!
I do everything I can not to throw away any leftovers. From meat to vegetables, I try to come up with new ideas to use up the things I have in my fridge. Earlier this week, I grilled a big batch of chicken with the hopes of eating salads every day. Well, life changes plans, and the salads didn’t happen, but I don’t want to throw away what I wasn’t able to put on salads. So, Italian Chicken Burritos it was! Everything I love about an Italian meal, stacked in a Mexican tortilla.
What the Heck are Italian Chicken Burritos?
Start with a good, quality tortilla as your base. Warm it gently with a damp paper towel over the top to make it pliable. Chicken of just about every kind works well in Italian Chicken Burritos. I love marinated grilled chicken, but barbequed or roasted work well too. Some turkey pepperoni gives just a bit more spice to the flavor, and everything is topped off with some warmed pasta sauce and shredded mozzarella. I usually warm my Italian Chicken Burritos up in the microwave for a minute or so, just to warm everything up and meld the flavors together. You’ll have a delicious dinner in just minutes that even your kids will enjoy.
- 2 C leftover chicken, shredded
- 1 C pasta sauce
- 1 pkg turkey pepperoni
- 8 oz shredded mozzarella
- 4 large burrito tortillas
- Warm the tortillas gently in the microwave with a damp paper towel for about 30 seconds until they are pliable.
- Place the turkey pepperoni in a line through the middle of the tortilla.
- Top with the chicken, a few tablespoons of pasta sauce, and cheese.
- Tuck in the sides and roll the ends up as you would a burrito.
- Warm in the microwave for about a minute.
- Serve warm.
Italian Chicken Burritos Are a Great Meal on the Go
It only takes minutes to make up Italian Chicken Burritos, making it an amazing meal when your family has a tight schedule. Sometimes I even shred my chicken before I put the leftovers away, making Italian Chicken Burritos that much faster for my family.
2 C leftover chicken, shredded
1 C pasta sauce
1 pkg turkey pepperoni
8 oz shredded mozzarella
4 large burrito tortillas
Warm the tortillas gently in the microwave with a damp paper towel for about 30 seconds until they are pliable.
Place the turkey pepperoni in a line through the middle of the tortilla.
Top with the chicken, a few tablespoons of pasta sauce, and cheese.
Tuck in the sides and roll the ends up as you would a burrito.
Warm in the microwave for about a minute.
Use up your leftovers in a new way and try Italian Chicken Burritos!