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CHICKEN BURRITO

February 10, 2012 10:12 pm 0 comments

Chicken Burritos are one of those delicious fast food recipes that can be made quick and easy with different types of fillings. Apart from using chicken, one can also add items like rice, bean and corn. It is a great, light, appetizing and nutritious meal.

A burrito or taco de harina is a popular type of Mexican food that consists of wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded around a yummy filling. The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed to soften it and make it more pliable. Fillings made with beans or meat are often prepared in Mexico, whereas in United States, fillings generally include a combination of ingredients such as Mexican style rice or plain rice, refried beans or beans, lettuce, salsa, meat, avocado, cheese and sour cream. The burritos prepared in United States are considerably larger than their Mexican counterparts.

Burritos are one of the most popular and delicious dish of the Mexican cuisine and outside Mexico too. They are however beginning to appear in some non-traditional venues in other parts of Mexico. Wheat flour tortillas used in burritos are now often seen throughout much of Mexico (possibly due to these areas being less than optimal for growing maize). They are also traditional food of Ciudad Juarez, a city in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, where people usually buy them at restaurants and food stalls on streets.

Authentic Mexican burritos are generally small and thin, with flour tortillas containing only one or two ingredients like some form of meat or fish, potatoes, rice, beans, asadero cheese, chile rajas. Other types of ingredients may include barbecues, mole, refried beans and cheese, deshebrada, and (shredded slow-cooked flank steak). The traditional style of burrito called as the taco de canasta is a popular variation from the northern region of Mexico. This is usually eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

There many variations in making the burrito. The breakfast burrito which is a variety of American breakfast is composed of breakfast items wrapped inside a flour tortills. This style was popularized in several different American cuisines, most notable Nex Mexican cuisine, Southwestern cuisine and Tex-Mex. The breakfast burrito from the Southwestern part of America includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, chorizo, guisado or bacon. The other variety is the wet burrito or enchilada style where the burrito is slathered with a red chilli sauce similar to enchilada sauce topped with melted shredded cheese. It is typically eaten off a plate with a fork and knife, rather than hand held.

For preparing this lip smacking Chicken Burrito, firstly coat a skillet with little vegetable oil. Cook the chopped chicken over high heat for about 5 minutes or until pink. Stir in the sauce and cook for additional 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat. Mix the beans and cook for and another 1 to 2 minutes. Spread ½ cup of the mixture on each tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, finely chopped green onions and cheese. Fold into burritos and decorate it with delicious salsa and serve. You could also spoon in some extra jalapenos if you want it extra spicy and give that kick to your sensitive tongue.

Next time when you really plan to have a mouth watering breakfast, do try making this delectable Chicken burrito. Enjoy cooking and eating!

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