Monday, November 5, 2007

Chicken Burrito Bowl

I was craving Chipotle, but alas, there is no Chipotle within easy reach of where I live. So, I decided to scour the fridge to see if I could come up with something that would be similar. Turns out that I had no lettuce which really wasn't vital, but I also had no tortillas! Well, that didn't stop me. I still made the filling for the burrito, making what Chipotle calls a "burrito bol". It turned out pretty well, and I particularly enjoyed the marinade I made for the chicken.

Chicken Burrito Bowl
Serves 3 people for dinner

Ingredients For the Rice
1 cup of basmati rice
2 cups of water
Juice of one lime
1 tbsp of canola oil
1/2 tsp of salt
Handful of cilantro, finely chopped

Ingredients for the Pico de Gallo
2 medium sized tomatoes, diced
1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped
1 jalepeno, finely chopped
1 large handful of cilantro, finely chopped
Salt to taste

Ingredients for the Chicken
2 chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/4 of a red onion
6 garlic cloves
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp salt

Other Optional Ingredients
Black beans
Sour Cream
Tabasco/other hot sauces

This recipe is very simple, especially with the help of a Cuisinart. Take all the ingredients for the chicken, except the chicken itself and blend them together in the Cuisinart. Spread the mixture over both sides of the chicken and marinade for at least one hour. When it comes time to cook the chicken, grill it on a hot grill, or in a fry pan (add a dash of oil to a fry pan so that the chicken doesn't stick) for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Cut the chicken into slices and serve hot.

For the salsa, simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. For the rice, I used a rice cooker, so that just involved putting everything, aside from the cilantro, into the cooker and hitting the "cook" button. Just before serving, I carefully stirred in the cilantro, without crushing the rice.

I mixed in some low sodium black beans, cheese, and red and green tabasco sauces with my rice, salsa and chicken. This is a great dish for guests because everyone can customize their bowl. Now I can make delicious burritos at home and not pine over the lack of Chipotle in my area!


Gabriel said...

Very nice. I have also a site for recipes for cooking, but you have to translate the Google translate. I am from Slovakia.

Anonymous said...

We love your marinade! I added quite a bit of fresh lime juice, and used it for shrimp and steak for burritos. We have lived in Shanghai, China for 5 years and the thing my kids miss the most are Chipotle burritos. So, that is what they wanted for Christmas Eve dinner! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

AJ said...

wow! your recipe looks absolutely perfect. This is a person who craves for chipotle food, almost every day....

AJ said...

wow! your recipe looks absolutely perfect. This is a person who craves for chipotle food, almost every day....

AJ said...

wow! your recipe looks absolutely perfect. This is a person who craves for chipotle food, almost every day....

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Sara McConnell said...

I have read your post. excellent post. I like Chicken Burrito food. I was not aware of this cooking method. I love the food at all difficult to handle temptation. Thank's for sharing.

Anonymous 11 said...

ncidentally, I've started using Better than Bouillon Chicken Base instead of stock in a box. I think it tastes better than commercial stock, it's much less expensive, and because it's concentrated, there's a lot less packaging. If (like me) you don't make your own stock, it's a great alternative.William Beck

Selina Dorsey said...

I am extremely impressed with the results I got using the Oil-less air fryer from Bizarkdeal! I was not sure what to expect to be honest as I was skeptical of how this would actually work. To my surprise, it works amazingly!! It fried my chicken to be crispy and moist as if I fried it in a pan of oil except without the use of ANY oil! Never knew this was possible and glad that I found this and decided to try it out. Excited to try many different types of food with it!

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