Burrito-Stuffed Chicken Rollups Recipe

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Nelson Published: February 21, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021
Burrito-Stuffed Chicken Rollups Recipe

How To Make Burrito-Stuffed Chicken Rollups

Change your burrito gaming with these baked chicken rollups loaded with vegetables, cotija cheese, and black beans, seasoned with lots of herbs and spices.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1onion,chopped
  • 2bell peppers,seeded and chopped
  • 1jalapeño,seeded and chopped
  • 4garlic cloves
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • 4chicken breasts,boneless, skinless
  • 1tbsppaprika
  • 1tbspdried oregano
  • 1tbspcumin
  • 1tbspgarlic powder
  • 15ozrefried beans,(1 can)
  • 3tomatoes,seeded, chopped
  • 15ozblack beans,(1can), drained, rinsed and cooked
  • 15oztomato sauce,(1 can)
  • 3chipotle peppers,in adobo sauce
  • 3tbsptomato paste
  • ¼cuplime juice
  • 2cupscotija cheese,divided
  • cooked rice,to serve
  • avocado,to serve
  • sour cream,to serve
  • pico de gallo,to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the onion, bell peppers, jalapenos, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes until golden brown and caramelized. Set aside to cool

  3. Place 4 chicken breasts in a bowl near a wide work surface.

  4. Combine the salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, cumin, garlic powder in a small bowl, and mix together with a fork. Pour half of the spice mixture onto the chicken, and set the other half aside to use later. Rub all the spices onto the chicken until completely coated.

  5. To pound out the chicken, take a chicken breast and butterfly it by slicing halfway into it to open it like a book, making sure not to slice it all the way through. Cover the breast with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Gently pound the meat with a mallet or rolling pin until it is evenly flattened, about ¼-inch in thickness.

  6. Onto each pounded chicken breast, rub on about 2 tablespoons of refried beans, 1 tablespoon of chopped tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of cotija cheese, and 1 tablespoon of cooked black beans. Make sure to not overfill the pounded chicken. Carefully roll the chicken breast until the ends overlap and then place the chicken into a greased baking dish. Repeat on the remaining pounded chicken breasts.

  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is fully opaque and reaches at least 165 degrees F.

  8. For the chipotle sauce, add the tomato sauce, chipotle peppers, tomato paste, lime juice, and the remaining spice mixture to a blender and puree until smooth.

  9. Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken rollups and sprinkle with more cotija cheese.

  10. Broil for about 5 minutes or until the sauce bubbles and the cheese melts and browns slightly.

  11. Serve with cooked rice, avocado, sour cream, and/or pico de gallo.


  • Calories: 562.51kcal
  • Fat: 21.26g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.55g
  • Fiber: 13.73g
  • Sugar: 7.56g
  • Protein: 40.74g
  • Cholesterol: 85.68mg
  • Sodium: 1184.54mg
  • Calcium: 373.79mg
  • Potassium: 1664.73mg
  • Iron: 6.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 352.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 75.47mg
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