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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Grilled Chicken Burrito

If you are and avid reader of our recipe blog, you probably know that we are "very" fond of Mexican Food (hmmm...thats a slight understatement). I guess because its easy, and so versatile...therefore we will forever be sharing our mexican creations...and this recipe is just that, a mexican creation. But regardless of what it is, it's one of our families favorite dishes to eat. I personally "LOVE" it!! I could eat it 1-2 times a week and never get tired of it. Its just one of those foods that just makes you smile. I don't know about you, but I could use a big smile like that more often!

Grilled Chicken Burrito
4-6 boneless, skinless Chicken Breast
1/4 c. canola oil
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 1/2 t. garlic powder


Tortilla shells ( I highly recommend the "uncooked" shells in the refrigerated section of
your grocery store)
2-3 c. grated Monterey Jack Cheese
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large can of green chili enchilada sauce (any brand)
3-4 c. steamed rice
1/4 c. REAL butter
1-2 avocado, diced

*I used my George Forman Grill for this recipe, but I have also cooked this chicken under the broiler in my oven as well as grilling the breast outside on my barbecue grill. It works regardless of where you cook it and tastes just as good!

In a small bowl combine oil, lemon juice and garlic powder, mix . Place raw chicken on a plate or baking sheet, using a pastry brush cover chicken. Place on grill or under broiler for 3-4 minutes, turn over and brush on oil/lemon juice mixture again. Repeat every 3-4 minutes until chicken is done. The size and thickness of your chicken will determine the amount of time it will take for your chicken to cook. When chicken is done, cool slightly, cut into thin strips. Set aside.

Cook rice according to package instructions. While rice is still HOT combine butter and let melt, then stir well with a fork.

Cook shells according to package instructions. Place each cooked shell on an oven safe plate. In the middle of each shell place rice, beans, cheese, chicken (amount is up to you and how many burrito's you will be making) and 3-4 T. green chili sauce. Wrap up, burrito style, folding ends in and rolling so that seam is on the bottom and against the plate. Top with more green chili enchilada sauce and cheese. Place under broiler in your oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted (all ingredient should be hot already, if not...warm ingredient in the microwave before putting in the tortilla shell). Serve with diced avocados and a side of chips and salsa.

Enjoy this amazing dish of yumminess!

Julie~

1 comment:

  1. Looks so good. Can't wait to try it out! Thanks so much for your love of cooking and wanting to share!

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