Southwestern-Style Chicken Burritos

  • Mix first 7 ingredients in large shallow baking dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight, turning chicken occasionally.
  • Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap tortillas tightly in foil and place in oven. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers, onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm in oven.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and grill until golden brown and almost cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Layer 1/4 cup cheese, 1 chili, then another 1/4 cup cheese onto each breast half. Grill until chicken is cooked through and cheese melts, about 3 minutes.
  • Arrange 1 chicken breast on each tortilla. Top each with 1/4 of sautéed pepper mixture. Wrap tightly. Place tortilla, seam side down, in center of each plate. Garnish burritos with cilantro and serve, passing salsa separately.

Southwestern-Style Chicken Burritos

By Kevin Published: October 7, 2012

  • Yield: 4 Servings

Mix first 7 ingredients in large shallow baking dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or …

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 1/2 tsps ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (crumbled)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (dried)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/4 pounds)
  • flour tortillas (4 10-inch)
  • 3 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red onion (sliced)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese (8 ounces)
  • 4 green chilies (canned whole, 1)
  • fresh cilantro
  • salsa (purchased)

Instructions

  1. Mix first 7 ingredients in large shallow baking dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight, turning chicken occasionally. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap tortillas tightly in foil and place in oven. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers, onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm in oven. Remove chicken from marinade and grill until golden brown and almost cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Layer 1/4 cup cheese, 1 chili, then another 1/4 cup cheese onto each breast half. Grill until chicken is cooked through and cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Arrange 1 chicken breast on each tortilla. Top each with 1/4 of sautéed pepper mixture. Wrap tightly. Place tortilla, seam side down, in center of each plate. Garnish burritos with cilantro and serve, passing salsa separately.
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