Sunday, May 27, 2012

Zesty Spinach Wrapped Chicken Burritos

My awesome mother-in-law made us dinner last night and she made these burritos. My husband and I thought they were really good. I got the recipe because I know I will be making these a lot in the future. The seasoned chicken, salsa and chipotle cheese make these burritos really flavorful and besides a little cheese they are also really healthy.

Zesty Spinach Wrapped Chicken Burritos

  • 1 lb. chicken, cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dried cilantro to taste
  • chili powder to taste
  • 1 cup rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 16oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup grated chipotle gouda cheese, divided (or you could use a Mexican cheese blend)
  • 4-6 tomato or spinach wraps
preheat oven to 350 degrees. in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. add cubed chicken and crushed garlic cloves. cook for a few minutes and then sprinkle with salt, pepper, cilantro and chili powder. continue cooking until chicken is completely cooked through.

meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine rice, pinto beans, salsa and 1/2 cup cheese. stir in cooked chicken. spread mixture evenly over wraps and roll up. spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray and then place each burrito inside. top with remaining cheese. bake 6-8 minutes or until heated through and cheese has melted.

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