Thursday, February 21, 2008

Chicken burritos

One of my favorite sites to check out, Happy to be called Mommy aka Bethany, had posted a thread about homemade burritos. Well we had to try to, cause we LOVE burritos. After getting some great ideas from some of the other ladies who replied we gave it a go. Here's what we did, and they were DELICIOUS!

Here are a few links about the burritos from Bethany

First we went shopping and this is what we ended up with

A 3 lb bag of boneless, skinless chicken breast (Walmart $6)

2 onions

Peppers (I have a bag of frozen mixed peppers in the freezer)

1 can mushrooms (or fresh ones washed and sliced)

2 pkts chicken taco seasoning

Burrito size tortilla shells

Shredded cheese (we use the Fiesta blend from Walmart)

First I boiled the chicken with some water and seasonings.

Chopped the onions and sautee them with the peppers

Cut the cooked chicken into small pieces and added to fry pan

Added a can of mushrooms, drained (save the juice)

Stirred and fried this all a little

I than added the seasoning pkts.

instead of water as the instructions say, I used the mushroom juice and broth from boiling the chicken

I simmered this all for a little and was ready to stuff the shells

Place a spoonfull in the center of the shell, than top with some cheese. I'd say it took about 3/4 cup of chicken and 1/2 of cheese? I didn't measure, so just eye it. Than I folded the sides in and rolled them.

We of course had to try some right away, so I put 3 in the oven for about 15-20min on 350. We than topped them with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.

The rest I put in bags and put in the freezer for later.

Tomorrow I'll tackle some beef and bean burritos.


Jen said...

I forgot to add, that this made about 16 burritos. I put them 3 at a time into ziploc bags to freeze. I didn't wrap them separate, and I forgot to buy bigger bags, so I just used quart size. Be sure to write on the bag, so you can remember which is which. You could add hot peppers or spices to some.


These look absolutely delicious! Can't wait to make some.