When my husband and I first bought our house and started having babies, many years ago, we went out to eat way more than what I would like to admit.
It was just about every other night, we were grabbing something from a drive-thru, having a pizza delivered, or going up to the local family restaurant to let them cook for us. It wasn’t my proudest moment I can tell you that much. However, life was too busy, and by the time it was time to eat, the last thing that I wanted to do was go stand in the kitchen for an hour making dinner. It just wasn’t in me at the end of the day.
My husband often requested Mexican food when we went out to eat, and I could tell that it was his favorite. When I was able to cook, he also loved my cooking, so I wanted to see if I could recreate any of his favorite dishes at home. That would be a real treat!
I couldn’t wait to surprise him with these homemade chicken burritos. They were super simple to make, and I thought they smelled amazing. The only thing that we had to wait for was the hubby coming home from work to be the official taste tester of the night.
- 1 box Zatarain’s Spanish rice
- 1 1/2 c Swanson chicken broth (low sodium)
- 2 Tbsp Land O’ Lakes butter
- 1 can(s) black beans
- 1 can(s) Rotel diced tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro
- 1 pkg Tyson grilled chicken breast strips
- 1 pkg tortillas, flour
- 1 c shredded cheese (three cheese blend)
- 1 c Daisy sour cream
- 1 lime (squeezed into burrito mix)
- 1/2 c cilantro, fresh (rough cut)
Combine all ingredients (chicken broth, butter, Rotel chopped tomatoes, black beans, chicken and Zatarain’s rice) into deep pan and cook to the directions on the box of Zatarain’s Spanish Rice.
When burrito mixture has finished steaming, take three to four tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave for 30-40 seconds making it easy to wrap the burritos. Add sour cream and cheese to your liking, then add mix and wrap.
Heat oil in a pan and cook burritos on each side to a nice golden brown. Set to the side on to a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.