Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Chipotle Style Burritos

I have an obsession with Chipotle. The closest ones are over 30 minutes away however. Honestly, it's probably a good thing, because it means that I can't eat there easily and it isn't the healthiest. I decided to try and recreate them at home. I wasn't able to attempt the beans and I didn't want to do fajita burrito, because we never order that. These burritos contain the following: cilantro lime rice, chipotle adobo chicken, medium corn salsa, mild tomato salsa. I set out some cheese and substituted fat-free Greek yogurt for sour cream. Be sure to microwave the tortillas for a few moments before you try to fill and wrap or they will split. Was it exactly like what you get at Chipotle? Not quite. Was it a good substitute? Oh hell yeah!

Cilantro Lime Rice (2-3 burritos)

2/3 cup basmati (texmati) rice
1 cup water
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp vegetable oil
Juice of half a lime
  1. Heat oil. Add rice and salt and stir to coat with oil.
  2. Add lime juice and water and bring to boil.
  3. Turn down heat and simmer on low until water is evaporated.
  4. Add cilantro and fluff to serve.
Chipotle Adobo Chicken

1 oz. dried chipotle peppers, rehydrated
1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp oregano
6 cloves garlic
2 tsp salt
1/4 red onion, sliced
Boneless skinless chicken breast

  1. Place first eight ingredients in a mini-prep food processor and pulse until a paste forms.
  2. Marinate chicken in pepper paste and onions for at least one hour (up to overnight).
  3. Broil or grill chicken.
  4. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
Medium Corn Salsa

1 10 oz. bag frozen corn (steamed)
1/2 jalapeno, grilled or roasted
1 poblano pepper, grilled or roasted (skin removed)
1/3 red onion, grilled or roasted
Juice of half a lime
salt and pepper
3 tbsp cilantro, chopped

  1. Chop peppers and onion.
  2. Mix corn, peppers, onion, lime juice, and cilantro together.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
Mild Tomato Salsa

2 tomatoes, diced
1/3 red onion, chopped
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, finely diced

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Season to taste

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