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Chicken Poblano Burritos with Creamy Chipotle Cauliflower Sauce

A SPICY Mexican Burrito Bake filled with Chicken, Peppers, Beans, and Corn, and topped with a creamy chipotle sauce!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Burritos, Casserole
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 burritos
Author: Basil and Bubbly


  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1 cup canned Black Beans rinsed
  • 1 Poblano roasted and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola or similar heat-tolerant i.e. non-olive type of Oil
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts thinly sliced ( about ¼" thick, but don't worry about being super precise )
  • 1 ½ cups Creamy Cauliflower Sauce
  • ½ cup Onion chopped
  • 1 Chipotle Chile in Adobo Sauce canned, found in the Mexican section of the grocery store, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Oil of your choice
  • 6 flour tortillas


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • For the Filling: Heat one tablespoon of the oil a large sauce pan over medium high heat.
  • Toss the sliced chicken with the remaining tablespoon of oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.
  • Cook the seasoned chicken for 3 minutes in the hot pan.
  • Add the black beans and corn to the pan with the chicken, and cook for approximately 3 more minutes.
  • Add ½ cup of Creamy Cauliflower Sauce and stir to combine.
  • Prepare a 2 quart baking dish with either a light oiling or cooking spray.
  • For each burrito: Put ⅓ cup of chicken filling into each tortilla, and roll, placing "seam" side down in the pan.
  • Bake the burritos for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Make the sauce while the burritos bake!
  • For the Sauce: Set a medium sauce pan with 2 teaspoons of oil over medium heat. Add the onions and stir until soft. Food bloggers always say this takes 5 minutes. That's a total lie! Onions will be soft in like ... 20 minutes. Sorry. The truth hurts.
  • Add the chopped chipotle to the onions in the pan, and stir over medium heat until the pepper becomes fragrant ( somewhere between 2 - 4 minutes )
  • Add one cup of cauliflower sauce to the pan, and stir.
  • Remove the baked burritos from the oven, and pour the sauce on top. Serve with chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, and diced avocado to fancy it up a bit!


If you want the dish to be less spicy, make sure you remove the seeds and ribs from the poblanos, and remove the seeds from the chipotle peppers, too.