Arroz con Pollo Burritos (Rice and Chicken Burritos)

Arroz con Pollo Burritos (Rice and Chicken Burritos)

Few things feed a crowd better than burritos. In this mole-inspired recipe, cocoa, tomatoes and chipotle peppers combine to create authentic Mexican flavour. Served with creamy avocado, tart lime and tangy shredded cheddar cheese, these burritos are an easy, delicious kitchen staple to add to your meal plan.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 8 10 inch whole wheat tortillas
  • 3/4 lb (0.4 kg) extra lean ground chicken
  • 1 cup (250 mL) onion(s), diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) short grain brown rice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin, seeds
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) oregano, dried
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) seedless raisins
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • 2 tomato(es), fresh, diced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chipotle peppers, in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 green pepper(s), minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice, fresh
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cheddar cheese, grated
  1. Cook rice in boiling unsalted water according to package directions.

  2. Sauté chicken and onion with oregano chili powder and cumin in a non-stick skillet until cooked through.

  3. Add raisins, cocoa powder, water, tomatoes, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, tomato paste, and green pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the cover and cook until the liquid is almost gone.

  4. Stir in cooked rice.

  5. Dice avocado and sprinkle with fresh lime juice.

  6. To assemble burritos, scoop a generous ½ cup (125 mL) filling on each tortilla and top with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) shredded cheese and some of the chopped avocado. Fold in sides and roll-up to enclose filling.

Serve with additional garnishes, such as minced cilantro and your favourite salsa. If you like your food less spicy, omit the chipotle in adobo sauce. Freeze individual burritos (minus the avocado) for convenient pack and go lunches.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 300 g serving Amount
  • Calories 470
  • Protein 20 g
  • Fat 19 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrate 55 g
  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sugar 10 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Sodium 630 mg
  • Per 300 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 13
  • Calcium 20
  • Iron 20
  • Vitamin A 15
  • Vitamin C 45
  • Vitamin B6 14
  • Vitamin B12 6
  • Folate 15
  • Magnesium 11
  • Zinc 9

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