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How To Make A Chicken Burrito

How To Make A Chicken Burrito

A thick, delicious meat filling is wrapped in a yummy flour tortilla, and devoured on the spot! The burrito is one of the most popular - and satisfying - menu items ordered at Mexican restaurants and food stands. The chefs at Los Angeles' famous El Coyote Café show you how to make burritos the easy way, right in your own kitchen.


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Step 1: You will need

  • 4 Large Flour Tortillas
  • 450 g Chicken thighs, boned and skinned
  • 1/2 cups (120ml) Refried Beans
  • 1/2 cups (120ml) Chopped Onions
  • 1/2 cups (120ml) Chopped Bell Peppers
  • 1/2 tsp Chopped Garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de Gallo or Salsa

Step 2: Braise The Chicken

First, heat an enamel pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the boned chicken, onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together until the chicken is nicely coated. Cover and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the chicken to braise. After 45 minutes remove the chicken from the heat and allow it to cool.

Step 3: Shred The Chicken

Allow the chicken to cool completely. Place the chicken thighs on a flat surface, such as a cutting board or plate, and begin to shred the chicken. You can use two forks or your hands to shred the chicken. If using forks, one fork should hold the chick in place as the other fork pulls away at the chicken. If using your finger's just pull the chicken apart until you have shredded the whole pot of chicken.

Step 4: Fill The Tortilla

Heat the refried beans in a sauce pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until warm. Then, take the large flour tortilla and place it on a heated frying pan or griddle. Heat it on both sides for about a minute or until warm. Repeat this for all the tortillas.

Then, place one tortilla at a time on a flat surface and scoop a couple spoonfuls of refried beans in the middle of the tortilla. Next, place about 1 cup (137 ml) of chicken on top of the beans across the center of the tortilla.

You have the option of adding what El Coyote Café calls "The Works:" sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo. You can place this right in the center on top of the chicken and beans.

Repeat this step for all of the tortillas.

Step 5: Fold The Tortilla

Next you will want to fold the tortilla into the burrito shape. First you want to fold in each side of the tortilla. Then while applying pressure around the middle, fold the piece closest to you over the center of the tortilla. Just continue to roll the tortilla over until the center is resting on the other end of the tortilla.

Repeat this for each of the tortillas.

If you did not put "The Works" inside the burrito then you can serve the burrito with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo or salsa. Enjoy.