Chicken Burritos

I have been craving Mexican food off late, especially burritos. So on an idyllic Sunday afternoon, I did just that, make a whole bunch of burritos for the family. 😀 However, I did not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and I used some store brought ingredients to help speed up the process. So, I brought the burritos, brought a Taco mix sauce for the filling and picked up a Taco spice mix. I tried this company called Salsalito, and they are really good – big and bold on the flavors.

Chicken Burrito Recipe

Chicken Burrito Recipe

For the filling:

  • 1 jar Salsalito taco mix
  • 1 packet Salsalito taco flavor mix
  • 2 large red onions – chopped
  • 3 tomatoes – chopped
  • 1 capsicum – chopped
  • 1 cup rice – soaked for 30 minutes
  • 150 grams paneer – diced
  • 1 cup kidney beans – soaked overnight
  • 400 grams chicken sausages – chopped
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • salt and pepper – to taste

For the salsa:

  • 1 large tomato – finely chopped
  • 1 large onion – finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper – to taste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil – optional

For assembling:

  • 1 packet of Salsalito burritos
  • 100 grams mixed Mexican cheese
  • 1 bunch of coriander leaves to garnish
  • 4-5 lemon wedges to garnish

Now, to make magic happen. 🙂

  • In a heavy bottom pan, put the oil and mix the tomatoes, onions, capsicums, chicken and the kidney beans
  • Once the vegetables, beans and the meat start getting tender, add the paneer and empty the jar of Salsalito taco mix and the packet of Salsalito taco flavor mix
  • Give it all a good tumble, and season with salt and pepper (the cheese will be salty, especially if the mix has Cheddar and Jack, so keep that in mind)
  • For the salsa, mix all the ingredients in a bowl (as simple as that no! 😀 )
  • In the meantime, the mix would have dried out and you need to get it off the stove
  • You can lightly toast the burrito wraps on a low heat, I prefer it, some people don’t

And that is all the cooking that there is!

Now, to assemble:

Take one burrito wrap, add in a lot of the filling, top it up with the salsa and add some of the cheese on top , and top it off with the coriander leaves to make one really messy and super delicious burrito. Serve with some lemon wedges and a lot of love<3

Chicken Burrito

Chicken Burrito Recipe

Now, when do you make this:

  • Feeling Mexic–ooo?
  • Craving burritos?
  • Easy way to impress your date
  • Cooking for your mommy (my parents loved the burritos btw! :D)
  • And happy, comfort food ofcourse

Chef’s Tip:

  • Be careful with the salt and taste before you garnish
  • It can get messy to eat this, so some standby tissues work wonders
  • This is heavy, recommended more for lunch followed by a big walk than dinner
  • If you want to make this a vegetarian friendly dish, skip the chicken, and add in some more paneer or even tofu 😀

And that is about it! Let me know how this goes!

I was asked, what do you want to be when you grow up? As a kid I answered that I wanted to be a good person. It was only recently that I realized that all I want to do, is eat good food. And make good food, since; for me, and I quote George Bernard Shaw - "There is no love sincerer, than the love of food."

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