green chili chicken burrito on a white plate with tomatoes and lettuce

Green Chili Chicken Burrito

The BEST Green Chili Chicken Burritos! Diced chicken, cream cheese, and green chilis wrapped in a burrito and smothered in tasty green chili enchilada sauce. The perfect Mexican weeknight dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken burrito, green chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 burritos
Calories 485kcal


  • 4 cups diced chicken (rotisserie chicken works well here)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounce can diced green chilis
  • 2 cup shredded mexcian cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 flour tortillas, burrito sized

Green Chili Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 15 ounce can green chili enchilada sauce
  • sour cream and diced green onions for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 casserole dish and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the diced chicken, cream cheese, green chilis, 1 cup of shredded cheese, and salt. Mix well to combine. Scoop 1/6th of the mixture into the center of a tortilla and flatten slightly. Fold in sides of the tortilla and roll into a burrito. Place in the baking dish seam side down. Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until melted. Whisk in the flour and cook until lighly browned. Add in the chicken broth and can of green chili enchilada sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook for two minutes. Pour green chili sauce over the burritos and sprinkle on the remaining cup of cheese.
  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 30 mintues. Remove foil and bake for 15 mintues. Let sit for five minutes before serving.


For the chicken, you can use store-bought rotisserie chicken or make your own by baking it or cooking it in the slow cooker. Make ahead by preparing the burritos and sauce and refrigerating until ready to bake. Pour the sauce over the burritos right before you place them in the oven to avoid mushy burritos.