A Fast Meal - Chicken, Spinach and Rice Burritos

Chicken, Spinach & Rice Burritos

By using leftover chicken I was able to whip up these chicken and rice burritos in about 20 minutes (it would be even faster if I’d had leftover rice too).  They are very tasty and filling.

Here’s What You Need:

3/4 cup shredded chicken

1 large handful of fresh baby spinach

3 tablespoons salsa (use your favorite brand- I used La Costena, you can buy it in small cans and it’s very cheap).

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 onion, diced

1/2 rice

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 jalapeno, diced.

1 clove of garlic, minced.


cheese- optional

To Make:

I like to make my rice in a rice cooker- I added the 1/2 cup of rice, tablespoon of tomato paste, jalapeno and garlic to the my rice cooker and added a cup and a tablespoon of water (follow the instructions for your cooker) and set it to cook.

As the rice is cooking, in a medium skillet heat the chicken, salsa, spinach and cumin.

Once the chicken and rice are both done, I like to heat my tortillas so they are warm and flexible.  I place them on a plate, cover them with a paper towel and sprinkle the paper towel with some water.  Microwave for 30 seconds and you’ll have soft and flexible tortillas, great for burrito wrapping.

Place a couple of tablespoons of rice in the center of the tortilla, add some of the chicken mixture and top with onions and cheese.

I've always enjoyed making a mess in the kitchen. As a small child I used to sneak into the kitchen to make "rabbit stew" (this consisted of emptying my mom's spices into a large pot of water. Yeah, I was a great kid.) These days I spend my time in the kitchen cobbling together "what-ever-the-heck-you've-got casserole", pushing ethnic-inspired food on my husband and occasionally being called upon to feed the in-laws. I hope you enjoy trying these recipes in your own kitchen. Make sure you let me know what you like! If you want to find me elsewhere on the web- well good luck with that! I'm a baby blogger- this is my first foray into blog land (so let me know how I'm doing!). In real life I can often be found lurking amongst the stacks at local bookstores and libraries sipping on diet pepsi.

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