Outback Cooking Experimentations – Chicken Burritos

Today’s dinner choice was a bit unplanned but I picked up a burritos kit yesterday which came with the chicken seasoning, some salsa and the wraps so thought I would give it a go tonight. I loved how it all came together and looked so thought I would share my recipe/plan/attempt not to give everyone food poisoning.

All Ready

Mid way through preparing the dinner I thought that maybe this was a bit adventurous for a Sunday night but it was also quite fun to make with all the different elements and then putting them together in the wrap to see how it tasted together. I was also worried that there wouldn’t be enough food so of course catered for 3 people for about 3 nights worth of food instead of just tonight.

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Vegetables Cooking away

I also kind of followed the recipe that was on the burritos kit but also kind of went of and did my own thing.

Main Ingredients
2 Chicken breasts
1/2 red bell pepper (capsicum)
1 green bell pepper (capsicum)
1/2 red onion
About 10 small button mushrooms
1 tin of sweetcorn

Burritos Kit Ingredients
8 wraps
Chicken seasoning
Salsa

Finishing Ingredients
Sour Cream
Grated cheese
Cooked rice with peas
Lettuce leaves or similar with small tomatoes.

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The Chicken cooked in the marinade/seasoning

I began by chopping up in to fairly large pieces the onion, mushrooms and red and green pepper’s and added them to a bowl with a tin of sweetcorn which had been drained.

I then chopped up two medium size chicken breasts and marinated them with the seasoning powder that came with the burrito kit in a bowl for about 10 – 15 minutes.

I was going to just cook these bits up but worried about insufficient food and put a handful of rice in to a saucepan which I boiled for about 10 minutes. Just as I took it off the pan I mixed in some frozen peas (I was also worried the rice on its own would be bland).

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Rice all finished

Once the rice was finished and left to stand (one gas burner cooking at its best!) I cooked the marinated chicken in a pan which I removed and left in a heat proof dish and then cooked the chopped vegetables for a few minutes so that they were still crunchy.

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The cooked veggies

The meal was completed by adding some salad, salsa, sour cream and grated cheese added to taste to the wraps before rolling them up and tucking in.

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All the extras you could need

It was pretty delicious for a meal out of a box! I sometimes surprise myself with my cooking as my Mum cooks such amazing food and you never enjoy the food you’ve cooked as much as when someone else cooks it. I learnt a lot from my Mum and I experiment a bit now to see where I end. The poor Aussie has had some not so nice concoctions over the last six months (burnt stir fry last week as an example when I was distracted) but always says its nice, even when I know its not!

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About to be wrapped up

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