One Recipe, Two Meals: Chicken Burritos

These chicken burritos are SO easy to pull together. A. Hello, we're using a rotisserie chicken. Shred, shred, shred; done. B. The kid version[ is crazy-simple, with black beans and a kiss of salsa, and takes, like, four seconds to make. What takes them over the top is a little jaunt under the broiler. Oh my. You guys, the cheese will brown and bubble. Your face will sing praises. Your legs will involuntarily do a little jig.]

Total Time:
50 min
40 min
10 min

4 servings (2 kids, 2 adults)

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons salsa, plus more for topping
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 large tortillas
  • One 8-ounce block Cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus additional for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno (one half seeded and chopped, the other half thinly sliced)
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1 chopped Roma tomato
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Preheat the broiler. In a large skillet, add the shredded chicken, black beans, salsa and 1/2 cup water. Heat through, salting as desired. At this point, you're ready to build the kid-friendly burritos. Using tongs, transfer about 1/2 cup of the chicken mix into the center of a tortilla. Top with a small handful of shredded Cheddar, tuck in the sides and roll up to form a burrito. Repeat with another tortilla, 1/2 cup chicken mix, and Cheddar. Now, if you want the burritos warm and toasty, just top with more Cheddar and slide them under the broiler for a minute or two, melting the cheese. Top with salsa and serve!

  • Now, for you, let's amp up our burrito filling a bit-cool? So, you'll just add the cilantro, red onion, cumin, scallions, chopped jalapeno and a good squeeze of lime juice. You could even add a little more salsa if you want! You should want. Toss it all together and heat it through, adding more salt and pepper to taste.

  • Place a mound of the filling in the center of 2 more tortillas, and top with shredded Cheddar. Fold in the sides and roll up to form burritos. Top with more Cheddar and broil for a minute or two, for extra awesomeness. This will be a good decision for your life.

  • Cut the remaining lime half into wedges. Slice the burritos in half and garnish with the remaining sliced jalapeno, lime wedges, cilantro leaves, avocado, tomato and a dollop of sour cream! You'll never know what hit ya.

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