Curry Chicken Burritos

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

6 large flour tortillas

2 cups diced Curry Chicken, recipe follows

2 cups Coconut Peas and Rice, recipe follows

2 cups shredded mozzarella 

1 green bell pepper, julienned 

1 red bell pepper, julienned

2 tablespoons sliced banana peppers 

1 red onion, sliced 

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and shredded lettuce, for serving 

Curry Chicken:

6 bone-in skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1/4 cup curry powder 

1 tablespoon onion powder 

1 teaspoon cayenne 

2 tablespoons minced garlic 

Kosher salt

1 large white onion, sliced 

2 Yukon gold potatoes, skin on, 1/2-inch diced

2 1/2 cups chicken stock 

Coconut Peas and Rice:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 cups parboiled rice 

2 cups coconut milk 

1 teaspoon granulated garlic 

1 teaspoon onion powder 

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped 

2 bay leaves 

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 

Kosher salt 

Directions

  1. In the middle of each tortilla, divide the Curry Chicken, Coconut Peas and Rice, mozzarella, green and red bell peppers, banana peppers and red onion. Fold the right side and left side of each tortilla to the middle, then take the bottom of each tortilla and pull it to the top of the ingredients. Push the ingredients back into the burrito using the now top portion of the tortilla; this is to tighten the burrito. Next, fold the top of each tortilla over the filling and tightly roll into a burrito.
  2. Add the vegetable oil to a cast-iron skillet set over medium heat until the oil shimmers but does not smoke. Add the burritos seam-side down and brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and brown the other side. Remove and let cool. Once cooled, wrap each in aluminum foil, place them in a freezer-safe zip bag and freeze. These will last 1 week in the freezer.
  3. To reheat: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the burritos from the plastic bag. Place the burritos (still wrapped in aluminum foil) on a baking sheet and reheat until the burritos are hot in the center, about 45 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with cilantro, sour cream, guacamole and salsa on a bed of shredded lettuce.

Curry Chicken:

  1. Drizzle the chicken breasts with some olive oil in a large bowl. Mix the curry powder, onion powder and cayenne together in a small bowl. Rub the chicken breasts with the seasoning mixture. Add the minced garlic to the chicken, mixing so the garlic is distributed throughout the chicken. Marinate the chicken, spices and garlic together for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add 1/4 cup olive oil. Sprinkle the chicken with kosher salt and sear it, in batches, until golden brown on each side. Remove the chicken to a plate. Add the sliced onions and diced potatoes and saute until the onions turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Then add the chicken back in along with the chicken stock. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 45 minutes to an hour.

Coconut Peas and Rice:

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Then add the rice, coconut milk, granulated garlic, onion powder, thyme, bay leaves and 2 cups water. Cook, uncovered, until the rice begins to peek through and begins to absorb the moisture. Then, stir in the chickpeas. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.