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This chicken burrito with avocado is a recipe made for hot days after work when you want something delicious to accompany an ice cold drink.
Total prep and cook time: 30 minutes
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- 1-2 diced avocados (I always use two because I love avocado and like to top my burrito with a little more avocado before eating)
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 1 cup grated cheese of your choice (I prefer a mix of cheddar, mozzerella and Monterey jack)
- 4 large tortillas (any type will work, flour tortillas stay together better but use corn if you want the dish to be gluten-free)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil if you want to fry the chicken, I prefer to barbecue the chicken since it keeps the house cool
- 4 tablespoons of sour cream (more if you want to top the burrito after it's done cooking)
- 1-2 tablespoons of cilantro to taste
- your favourite salsa to add on after the burritos are cooked
- salt and pepper to season the chicken
- 1 tablespoon of oil
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- In a large frying pan heat the olive oil until it’s hot and then add the seasoned chicken. You can cook it plain, season it with salt and pepper or with taco seasoning, rub it with a tablespoon of mustard, it’s up to you! Let each side cook for about 5 minutes. After 10 minutes, cook it covered for a few more minutes until it is fully cooked through. Always check with a thermometer to make sure the chicken is cooked to at least 75 degrees Celsius or 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once the chicken is done frying or finished barbecuing, shred the chicken into small chunks or shred it completely if you prefer it shredded.
- Mix together the cheese, chicken, avocado and cilantro. Add any other veggies - diced tomatoes are always good, and then spread out a tablespoon of sour cream onto each tortilla.
- Add a quarter of the mixture to each tortilla and roll the tortillas up.
- Heat the oil in a large pan and add all of the tortillas to the pan once the oil is hot. Cook the tortillas on medium to medium-high heat for a couple of minutes on each side or until the tortillas are starting to become golden brown.
- Top with your salsa of choice and any other fixings you desire and enjoy!
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Tip: This is a great summer dish if you want to keep the house cool. Instead of using the stovetop, just barbecue the chicken and then shred it. Get creative with the chicken seasoning and use other meats as well. You can even steam up some veggies (zucchini, squash, sweet potatoes, etc.) and create a delicious vegetarian burrito! I love to add black beans to the burritos as well as other veggies and have even added enchilada sauce to the finished burritos before serving them. Your guests will go crazy for these burritos and they are easy and cheap to prepare. Enjoy!