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Healthy Chicken Burrito

Updated on February 9, 2013

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves 1


1 Chicken Breast

1 Burrito Tortilla

2 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce

1 Teaspoon Cayenne

1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

Salt and pepper

This recipe is an easy way to have a classic favorite...but with not so many calories! We all love a good burrito, and "Mexican" cuisine is on the rise in popularity in America. Though our version is a highly Americanized one. The problem is that often times at restaurants and in pre-made packages we don't realize exactly whats going into this food! It's filled with low-quality meat, which they get away with only because Mexican flavors are so bold and strong that you don't notice... and the Grease! It's awful!

That is why I wanted to have a healthy recipe for Mexican style food I can feel good about eating, and not guilty. The Chicken is extremely low in fat and very high in protein. This Burrito capitalizes on the naturally strong flavors of Cayenne and Chili powder to substitute for onions and Jalapenos (which you probably don't have time to chop up anyway...).

To start, chop 1 chicken breast into cubes about a half-an-inch square. Now start the chicken cooking in a frying pan on low. DO NOT cook the chicken in any oil. The meat should naturally have enough moisture in it to cook for several minutes on medium heat without oil. That is exactly what we intend to do. Let the chicken cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Then add the tomato sauce and turn the heat to high. Mix the sauce in well with the chicken.

Now add the spices (cayenne first) by sprinkling them evenly over the top of the cooking chicken and sauce. Don't forget the Garlic, as it will help to smooth out the more punchy flavors of cayenne and Chili. Once the spices are added turn the heat back to medium and sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper over the top. Make sure everything is mixed together well by stirring counterclockwise for a minute or two.

Now, lay out a burrito size tortilla (the biggest tortilla you can get!) right on the plate you want to eat off of. Using a spoon, scoop the contents of the pan into the center of the tortilla.

Now to wrap the tortilla, the fun part! :0

I probably do this a little differently from the "official" way but it's ok because my way works...

With the contents in the middle fold the sides of the burrito in, take approximately one inch or so of tortilla (at the longest part) and fold it towards the middle. Now, take the bottom of the tortilla (the part closest to you) and fold it up and over your contents, then around them. Now, simply fold the top of the tortilla over the rest and viola'! you have a low fat, highly tasty lunch or dinner.

This recipe may not exactly qualify as "Mexican" cuisine, but I don't claim that it does. It's a Healthy, low fat "Mexican Style" chicken Tortilla.

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    • benjaminraber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben raber 

      6 years ago from Grand Rapids MI

      It's always good to experiment. Often times my recipes are things I just sort of think of while I'm following a different recipe.

      I very rarely follow recipes precisely, and it can lead to some tasty innovations :)

    • Cat R profile image

      Cat R 

      6 years ago from North Carolina, U.S.

      If there was a recipe police out there, I would probably be arrested, since hardly anything I cook follows recipes closely. I am always experiementing.


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