Lime Chicken Burritos
Burritos have a lot in common with enchiladas, both consisting of rolled-up tortillas filled with a variety of tempting ingredients. Burritos, however, are eaten out of hand, while enchiladas are prepared en casserole. By the way, the Pico de Gallo link listed as a garnish is more than just a suggestion. It is the perfect complement to these outstanding burritos.
- Place the chicken pieces in a glass or plastic container. Combine the vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, oregano and onion and pour mixture over the chicken pieces. Allow chicken to marinate, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
- Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and warm in a 400°F oven while you assemble the garnishes. When ready to serve, transfer to a hot plate or tortilla warmer.
- Drain the marinade from the chicken pieces, reserving the marinade. In a large skillet, brown the chicken pieces in the olive oil over medium-high heat. When pieces are browned, turn heat to low and stir in the reserved marinade and chicken broth. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 to 10 minutes until liquid has almost cooked away. Do not allow mixture to dry out. Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
- Put chicken, tortillas and garnishes in individual serving dishes on the table, and let guests assemble their own burritos.
Note: It is possible to make perfectly good burritos with store-bought tortillas. For exceptional results, however, use flour tortillas that you have made yourself. Full particulars, including techniques and tips, are given in the article How to Make Flour Tortillas (with Mixed Results).
Prep time: 15 Min; Cooking time: 15 Min; Total time: 30 Min
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell