Sunday, June 7, 2009

Chicken Burritos

Chicken Burritos
Recipe from: Me
Inspired by Chipolte/Qdoba

I made these tonight after having some leftover chicken. My Mom and Dad gave us a huge package of chicken breasts that they got at Sam's Club. The package was huge, and each individual chicken breast was also a very decent size. The whole package cost about $12, and fed us both for 2 meals, and we still have two chicken breasts to use. So about $2.00 per meal, per person. What a good deal! We'll definitely be going to Sam's Club to pick up some more

(sorry for the poor quality, i took it with my phone)2 cooked and shredded chicken breasts

Mozzarella cheese



Sour Cream

Cilantro and Lime Rice (not pictured)

Onion Onion and Rockin Chipolte seasoning from Tastefully Simple

This was so simple and easy to prepare. We used whole wheat Mission Tortillas. (Go here to print a $1 coupon on a package of whole wheat tortillas just like I used!). I prepared the rice ahead of time (Uncle Ben's white rice) and let it sit on the stove with some cilantro and lime juice mixed in while I prepared the rest of the meal.

Next, I put the chicken in a skillet with some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and some Rockin Chipolte dry dip mix and some onion onion from Tastefully Simple. I simmered that together until I was sure that the spices were well mixed in.

While the chicken was simmering together, I drained abut 3/4 of the liquid out of a can of 'corn 'n' peppers' I had in the cupboard. I put the corn in a saucepan on the stove with the remaining liquid and let that simmer until the liquid had dissolved. I even let it stick to the pan a bit (kind of like when you're burning something and it sticks :-)) because I didn't want it to be soft like corn that you would boil, I wanted it to be a little bit firm.

When everything is done, top your tortilla with chicken, corn, sour cream and lettuce! I was going to add some avocado slices but our avocado was way too soft. You could add whatever you wanted to these to make them your own!

Serve with a side of rice, or even put the rice in your burrito (I forgot...)

Comments from my Husband: "These are so good" "Was this easy to prepare? (I say yes) Good! We have to have this weekly!" "This is definitely on my Top 10 list!"

So.. all in all, I woul have to say these were a success!