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April 3, 2015

Chicken, Pico de Gallo, and Bean Burritos

As with my earlier post today here is the recipe for the reason I was making Pico de Gallo. This recipe makes roughly 12-16 burritos depending on how you stuff them And the size of your Tortillas.


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice (cook as back of bag suggest or in rice cooker)
  • 16 8~9 inch low carb whole grain tortillas
  • 15 oz of black beans (canned)
  • 1 lb of shredded chicken (prepare this however I used a day old rotisserie chicken from Dillons)
  • bag of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz of mushrooms (I used baby portabellas)
  • Pico de Gallo (refer to my recipe for ingredients
  • Olive oil (enough to coat your pan)


  1. Cook your Rice according to its package or in a rice cooker.
  2. Place chicken breasts into a saucepan and pour in enough water to cover. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil, and simmer until chicken meat is no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Transfer chicken breasts to a bowl, allow to cool, and shred the chicken meat with 2 forks.
  4. Or if you are like me and don’t want to go through the trouble of cooking and shredding your chicken. Go out and find a day old rotisserie chicken (I get mine from Dillons) and shred it and save back about a pound of chicken. Freeze the rest.
  5. Next get out your 12 in pan coat it with olive oil. Put it over a medium heat. Add your mushrooms and Pico de Gallo and sauté them together. Once the mushrooms are nice and soft add your beans and chicken continue to cook until everything is nice and hot. You can season this mixture to taste with whatever seasoning you like. I prefer not too.IMG_0259
  6. Once your rice and your main filling is done time to get out your tortillas. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees
  7. One heaping spoon of fillingIMG_0262
  8. One heaping spoon of riceIMG_0263
  9. Add some cheese and wrap
  10. Once you have made all you can make and filled your parchment lined pan and your stove is ready. Place burritos into the oven at 350 degrees for 15 mins. Once they are done let cool for a few mins. they are ready to eat or placed in bags and ready to be frozen*.IMG_0267

*note if you freeze them you can microwave them for 1 and a half to 2 mins and they are ready to enjoy.

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