Chicken Burritos Recipe
You can forget about Taco Bell because these chicken burritos are the best. Today I have for you a recipe for restaurant quality burritos. Unfortunately, these are not for everyone. Due to the many different ingredients they can be time consuming and rather expensive if you don’t have a lot of stuff on hand. If these things don’t bother you, you are in for a real threat. These burritos use thigh meat instead of chicken breasts and it was really a great change. Some of the ingredients that go into these burritos include- Monterey jack cheese, black beans, Pico de gallo, guacamole, cabbage and a delicious sour cream/green chili sauce. If you are in the mood for some amazing burritos give this recipe a try. Enjoy.
1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 medium onion (sliced)
1 small onion (diced)
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon dark brown sugar
1 cup canned diced tomatoes (with their juice)
1 large chipoltle (in adobo sauce, reserve adobo sauce)
1 tablespoon adobo sauce (stemmed)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
½ cup low fat sour cream
3 tablespoons diced canned green chilies (drained)
1 ½ teaspoons water
four 12-inch whole wheat tortillas (warmed)
¾ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
1 (15 ounce) can black beans (drained, rinsed and patted dry)
1 cup shredded cabbage
½ cup Pico De Gallo salsa
½ cup guacamole
Step 1: Place chicken thighs into a deep large sauce pan. Add onion, garlic and bay leaves. Add just enough water to cover the chicken thighs and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the chicken pulls apart easily with a fork. Remove the chicken thighs from the pan and shred them into bit sized pieces. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
Step 2: In another skillet heat oil. Add diced onion and brown sugar. Cook over medium high heat until the onion is golden brown (about 10 minutes). Add the chipotle, 1 tablespoon of the adobe sauce, and canned tomatoes. Simmer over low (to medium) heat until the mixture has somewhat thickened (about 10 minutes). Pour the mixture in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour over the shredded chicken and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 3: In a blender combine sour cream, green chilies, and water and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 4: one at a time, lay out each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese, spoon the chicken mixture down the center. Top the chicken with black beans, cabbage, salsa, guacamole and sour cream sauce. Bring the sides of the tortilla toward the center of the filling. Fold the bottom of the tortillas up over the filling and continue to roll until the burrito closes.