Thursday, November 6, 2014

Week 44: One Pot Chicken Burrito

The Recipe
450g chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion
1 cup uncooked rice
1 can tomatoes
1 can beans
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
6dl chicken broth
2 cups shredded cheese
Salt and pepper
3 fresh tomatoes

Season diced chicken with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.

Sauté onions in 2tbsp olive oil until they start to soften. Add chicken to pan and cook over medium high heat until chicken has started to brown. Move chicken to one side of pan, in the other side of the pan add an additional tablespoon of olive oil and sauté uncooked rice for about 2 minutes or just until some grains start to turn golden brown.

Stir in beans, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic powder, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to low.

Cook about 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

Season with additional salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle with cheese and leave for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted. Garnish with fresh tomatoes and guacamole.

The Verdict
This sounded awesome, so I was very keen to try it. It tasted okay too, but a bit more bland than I had expected. And when I found myself making excuses to postpone using the leftovers, I figured that this probably wasn't something I should make again. It's not bad - not at all! Just slightly dull.

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