Chicken Burritos

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Chicken Burritos

Chicken burritos are a delicious and satisfying Mexican dish made with seasoned chicken, rice, beans, and various toppings, all wrapped in a tortilla. You can customize your chicken burritos with your favorite ingredients and toppings. Hereโ€™s a basic recipe to get you started:

Ingredients:

For the Chicken Filling:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into small strips or cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Burrito Assembly:

  • Large flour tortillas
  • Cooked white or brown rice
  • Cooked black beans or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or your choice)
  • Salsa (mild or spicy, as preferred)
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Sliced avocado or guacamole
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges (for serving)

Instructions:

Prepare the Chicken Filling:

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and sautรฉ for 2-3 minutes until it becomes translucent.
  3. Add the minced garlic and sautรฉ for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add the chicken strips or cubes to the skillet. Season with chili powder, cumin powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Cook the chicken until itโ€™s no longer pink in the center and has a nice sear, about 5-6 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Assemble the Chicken Burritos:

  1. Warm the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave for a few seconds until they are pliable.
  2. Lay out each tortilla on a clean surface or plate.
  3. In the center of each tortilla, layer cooked rice, cooked beans, the seasoned chicken filling, shredded cheese, salsa, a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt, sliced avocado or guacamole, and chopped fresh cilantro.
  4. If desired, squeeze fresh lime juice over the filling for added flavor.

Fold and Serve:

  1. Fold the sides of the tortilla inwards, then fold the bottom up and roll it tightly to form a burrito.
  2. Serve the chicken burritos immediately, or you can wrap them in foil to keep warm and serve later.

Enjoy:

  1. Enjoy your homemade chicken burritos with your favorite toppings and sides. They are delicious and customizable to suit your taste!

Feel free to customize your chicken burritos with additional ingredients such as sautรฉed bell peppers, sliced jalapeรฑos for extra heat, or your favorite hot sauce. You can also make a batch of homemade guacamole or salsa for added freshness and flavor.