Chicken and Avocado Ranch Burritos

These come together with just 15 min prep! You can also make this ahead of time and bake right before serving. SO EASY!

Chicken and Avocado Ranch Burritos - These come together with just 15 min prep! You can also make this ahead of time and bake right before serving. SO EASY!

Living in Los Angeles for the last 16 years, it’s no surprise that I love a good burrito. And when I say a good burrito, I mean one of those burritos from a street vendor – the ones where they pile on the cheese, the sour cream and the avocado.

Chicken and Avocado Ranch Burritos - These come together with just 15 min prep! You can also make this ahead of time and bake right before serving. SO EASY!

So that’s exactly what we have here – in moderation. Except let’s pile on the avocado and Ranch dressing while we’re at it. You always need a good dosage of Ranch dressing in a burrito, right?

Chicken and Avocado Ranch Burritos - These come together with just 15 min prep! You can also make this ahead of time and bake right before serving. SO EASY!

And since it’s Memorial Day and all, go ahead and serve this up with a pitcher of margaritas.

Chicken and Avocado Ranch Burritos

These come together with just 15 min prep! You can also make this ahead of time and bake right before serving. SO EASY!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks*
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 burrito-size flour tortillas, 10 inches each
  • 2 avocados, halved, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken thighs with taco seasoning. Add chicken to the skillet and cook until golden, about 3-4 minutes; set aside.
  2. Heat tortillas according to package instructions.
  3. Working one at a time, place chicken, avocado, cheese, sour cream, Ranch and cilantro in the center of each tortilla. Bring the bottom edge of the tortilla tightly over the filling, folding in the sides. Continue rolling until the top of the tortilla is reached. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  4. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Add burritos and cook, pressing gently with a spatula, about 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and the cheese has melted.*
  5. Serve immediately.

*Boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be substituted.

*This can also be baked at 375 degrees F until heated through, about 15-18 minutes.

Adapted from Closet Cooking

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 759.8 Calories from Fat 369.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.1g 63%
Saturated Fat 10.7g 54%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 103.8mg 35%
Sodium 1444.7mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 56.4g 19%
Dietary Fiber 11.0g 44%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 43.3g 87%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Avocados are a great source of fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats. Eating these fats has been shown to keep the heart and blood vessels healthy!

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.