Food is really and truly the most effective medicine … Check This Amazing Recipe: Chicken burritos

Food is really and truly the most effective medicine … Check This Amazing Recipe: Chicken burritos

How to Make Chicken burritos

Preparation time:

1-2 hours

Cooking time:

10 to 30 mins


Serves 4


For the chicken

  • 2 limes
  • 2 garlic
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 heaped tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chilli
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the chipotle crema

  • 2 chipotles
  • 2 tbsp soured cream
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 lime, juice only

For the pico de gallo salsa

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • ½ onion
  • handful fresh coriander
  • 1 green serrano or jalapeno chilli
  • 1 lime

For the guacamole

  • 1 green jalapeno or serrano chilli
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 lime
  • small handful fresh coriander

To serve

  • 150g/5½oz long-grain white rice
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 4 tbsp freshly grated mozzarella
  • 4 tbsp soured cream
  • ½ Little Gem lettuce


  1. To make the chicken, mix the lime juice, garlic, oil, oregano, chilli, sugar and salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the chicken, cover and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

  2. Meanwhile, to make the chipotle crema, mix the chipotles en adobo, soured cream and mayonnaise with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and set aside.

  3. To make the pico de gallo, mix all the ingredients together with ½ teaspoon of salt in a bowl and set aside.

  4. To make the guacamole, pound the chilli in a pestle and mortar with the onion and ¼ teaspoon of salt, into a lumpy paste. Add the avocado and break up the flesh roughly with a fork. The result should be lumpy not smooth. Stir in the lime juice, to taste, and the chopped coriander.

  5. Place a frying pan over a high heat and cook the chicken thighs, without the marinade, until browned and sealed. Add the marinade to the pan, cover with a lid and cook for 10–15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through as the juices run clear. Slice the chicken into strips.

  6. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to packet instructions.

  7. Divide the tortillas between four plates and top with the rice, chicken, sauces, mozzarella and lettuce. Fold up the bottom of each tortilla, then fold the sides in and roll to contain the filling. Cut in half to serve.

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