Thursday, April 7, 2011

I'm not exaggerating, I promise.

Wednesday night I made the most delicious dinner that I have ever made in my life. 

And I'm not exaggerating even a little bit. It was heaven in my mouth. If you decide that you're only going to eat one more time for the rest of your life, this is the meal to eat. 

I found this gem of a recipe on Just Cook Already , a cooking blog which I've contributed to before. Anyway, brace yourselves for some ridiculousness... it's just so delicious.

Cali's Chicken Burritos
{Who is this Cali and how can I thank her for this?}

{Santa Fe lime rice}

1 cup rice, either long grain or basmati
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
juice of 1/2 lime
2 TBSP butter
1/4 tsp cumin
1/3 cup cilantro

melt butter in a pot & add all seasonings & cilantro. add rice & cook over medium heat for 2 minutes stirring constantly. add stock & lime juice return to simmer, turn to heat to low. cover & cook about 30 minutes.
set aside.


1 pound chicken, cooked & shredded
you can cook the chicken any way you want. My favorite way is to boil it on the stove, it takes about 25 minutes. I have also cooked it in the crockpot for about 3 hours on high, or just cut up one of the already made chickens from Costco.


1 cup salsa verde
1 package buttermilk ranch
1/3 cup cilantro
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayo
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 Tbls fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 cup sugar

Put in a blender and blend away
( I usually do one and a half of this for the six burritos. I love the sauce so I like more of it then the recipe calls for.)


6 burrito size tortillas
shredded cheese
1- 15 oz can black beans, drained
rice, recipe above

I put the chicken, rice, beans and cheese in the tortillas. wrap them up cover them with sauce and then put them in the oven on 350 for 40 min covered with tin foil, then I take 
the tin foil off sprinkle more cheese on top and then cook them for another 10 minutes

**My notes- while this seems a little labor intensive it is
Also, I couldn't find salsa verde anywhere (meaning it wasn't at Smith's, Sunflower, or Costco) so I just used regular red salsa. Still amazing. I also used Costco's uncooked tortillas and cooked them up for this recipe. Used a Costco rotisserie chicken too. Delish. 


Sarah said...

yum!!!!!! definitely trying this one.

oh and love your comment header!!

Terri and Jack said...

I happened to help Chrissi with this dinner, and she is NOT KIDDING! This is one of the best things I've ever eaten! YUMMMMMYYY

Erin said...

I will have to try it out! I LOVE costcos uncooked tortillas. They are a favorite in this household!

Megan Payne said...

I'm making this tonight! Thanks CHRISSI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Taylor Kowallis said...

I am going to try this tomorrow for Taylor and the gang for Sunday dinner. My mouth is already watering! Thanks for the recipe!!

Taylor Kowallis said...

Actually, that was not Taylor that posted that comment...It's Tracy! I am on Taylor's computer!!!

Sarah said...

Ok finally made this. (I am in a meal swap so I had to wait for this rotation to do it!) So good! And everyone loved it. I did find the green verde sauce (Walmart) & did less sugar because it seemed liked a lot. Thanks for the post.

ShaLane said...

This is seriously AMAZING. I made it tonight and I love it. Thank Heaven I found you on Pinterest.

ctreat said...

It was the best burrito I have ever had. Made last year and still loving them.