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.

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

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

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).

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.

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.

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!

About to be wrapped up


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