Pepper Chicken Burrito

Array of cooking weapons
Array of cooking weapons
A breast and a half
A breast and a half
Slice it 1/2 inch thick
Slice it 1/2 inch thick
Saute
Saute
Season
Season
Warm up the tortillas
Warm up the tortillas
Brown under the broiler
Brown under the broiler

Dinner for 3 or 4 in under an hour for less than $15

Okay, I'm a locksmith, not a cook. But what is a burrito, anyway? Take a flour tortilla, throw anything on it, roll it up - voila! It's a burrito. So we are not talkin' haute cuisine here. We are talking fast cheap dinner for three right now! For less than fifteen dollars to boot.

So let's get to it. This takes about a half hour without rice, or about 45 minutes with rice.

If you like rice in your burritos, start it first. Then wait about ten minutes to start the rest of the process. That way, everything will be ready and hot at the same time.

The chicken is the heart and soul of this dish. I allow about half a good size chicken breast per person.

  • Slice the meat about into strips about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet.
  • Add sliced chicken. Saute on on one side for five minutes
  • Set the table
  • Put out other fillings on the table: guacamole, salsa, grated cheese etc.
  • Turn chicken with a spatula. Season to taste with black and white pepper, other hot spices that you might like.
  • Heat up any other hot ingredients you might like, such as black beans, pinto beans, or re-fried beans
  • Using the spatula, scoop the chicken into a roasting pan
  • I always warm the tortillas in a clean second skillet because I think its nice. Just throw them in, no oil, on the bare skillet for a few minutes on each side
  • Put it under the broiler for five minutes until tinged golden

Once the chicken is on the table, everyone can wrap their own burrito. That's the way I do it, because I'm terrible at wrapping burritos! You do what you want.

Okay, so I'm not going to put up a picture of the finished burrito, because when I do it, it just ain't pretty. But it tastes good!

Salad makes a great complement to this dish.

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SimeyC 6 years ago from NJ, USA

Nice hub - looks really easy - the pictures really help thanks!


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

It's actually pretty fun, and my kid eats it, too. :0)

Thanks, Simey!


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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Great recipe Tom! Now I'm remembering I haven't eaten all day. Do you have any leftovers? Bookmarking this one!! Thanks!


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Candie! Unfortunately there are never any leftovers of this :0)


Am I dead, yet? 6 years ago

Burritos nom nom nom =p


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, AIDY! LOL


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osws_bluemoon 6 years ago

LOL, I know what you mean about them not being pretty, I can't wrap them either. I enjoyed your down to earth approach to this. Fun to read and no doubt delicious to eat. I'll definitely give it a go.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, osws_bluemoon! I have fun making it, and I had fun writing about it. :0)


Pachuca213 6 years ago

that sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Enjoy, JJ, my friend. :0)


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Paul Profitt 6 years ago from England

Once chicken is on the menu you can't go wrong, Unless you're guest is a vegetarian.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

That's right. Not sure if I can really have reverence for all life and eat it, too. But I think I can. Thanks, Paul


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

I love burritos and make them regularly. I'll definitely try your recipe. It sounds delicious!


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sukhera143 6 years ago from Home

Nice hub.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Christoph. I hope very much you enjoy. :)

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