I am constantly on the lookout on how to use up the leftover chicken. And today I have found a brilliant way to use up the chicken. These burritos were a huge hit with my kids and me (my husband wasn't home when I made them). The filling is absolutely delicious, the tortillas is the perfect cover to the filling when covered in cheese and is heated up.
I no longer have a problem with leftover chicken breast anymore, I can see this being repeated again and again.
The cayenne pepper can be spicy, so unless your kids love spice, be careful on how much you add, my kids loved it with the amount stated in the recipe.
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So simple, so tasty, give this a try, it will not disappoint.
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, coarsely chopped
310g can corn kernels, rinsed, drained
3 cups (480g) shredded barbecued chicken, from about 1 chicken
2 cups (240g) coarsely grated cheddar
1 cup (240g) light sour cream
1 clove garlic, crushed
1-1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, to taste
salt and pepper
8-9 x 20cm flour tortillas
Pico de gallo:
2 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
1/2 small white onion, diced
1/4 cup coarsely chopped coriander
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeño chillies, finely chopped
1 ripe avocado
1/4 lemon, juiced
1-2 shallots, finely chopped
Salt and white pepper, to taste
2 limes, cut into wedges, to serve
Sour Cream, to serve
Extra coriander leaves, to serve
Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan. Grease with cooking spray a large baking dish.
In a large bowl add the coriander, corn, chicken, 1 cup of the cheese, sour cream, garlic and cayenne pepper. Season to taste, mix to combine well.
To make the burritos, divide the chicken mixture onto the centre of each tortilla, fold over two opposite sides, then roll up the tortillas to enclose the filling. Place the burritos in your baking dish.
Add the shallots. Season well with salt and white pepper, to taste.
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