Thursday, 19 December 2013

Chicken Raisin Burrito

I have a thing about Mexican food, particularly empanadas, burritos, tacos, and anything wrapped.  So I have decided one time to have Mexican food for dinner.  There were corn taco shells and  tortillas and some choices of fillings like my salsa, ground beef, and this chicken-raisin filling.

What is a burrito?  Burrito is a mexican dish that consist of a tortilla wrapped around or folded in a cylindrical form to encase any filling that you want.

What is a Tortilla? Tortilla is a flatbread made out of wheat or corn and was baked on a griddle.  It has been a staple among Mexicans even before they were colonized by the Europeans but it was the Spanish who named this bread as TortillaYou can put anything in a tortilla bread and eat it in any way you desire.  

This chicken-raisin burrito recipe is actually very simple and very easy to prepare.  So thaw some chicken and let us start.  Oh, do not forget to buy some tortilla or taco shells perhaps.


Ingredients :

Tortilla - toasted in a pan  or oven


Chicken, minced - 200 g.
Raisins - 50 g.
Garlic, minced - 5 cloves
Onion, minced - 1 small
Black Pepper Powder
Sweet Red Paprika
Salt to taste
Vegetable Oil

Cooking Procedure :

1.  Place oil and garlic in a pan then saute it until it becomes aromatic.
2.  Add in the onions and stir until they wilt.
3.  Toss in the chicken and stir.  Season with salt, black pepper powder and red paprika.  Stir for a minute.
4.  When the chicken changes in color, toss in the raisins and stir.  Pour a small amount of water and bring to a simmer.  Cook the chicken until the dish dries up.  Add salt as needed

Now, how to make your burrito?  It is easy, just follow this simple steps.  Oh, by the way, you need to make the salsa and the sauce.  Check recipes for the salsa and the garlic dip I made to complete this dish. You can also add your favorite cheese to add more flavor.

Assembly :

1. Stuff the chicken-raisin filling on the middle part of the tortilla
2. Then add some salsa
3. Then drizzle with the garlic sauce
4. Add some sliced or shredded cheese
5. Fold the tortilla around the filling.  Stick a toothpick to hold the tortilla bread in place.
6. Finally, eat your chicken-raisin burrito and enjoy :-)

Here's the recipe for the salsa and the garlic sauce that goes with this dish


Ingredients :

Bell Pepper, diced
Onions, diced
Tomatoes, diced
Corriander/Cillantro leaves, fresh - chopped
Lemon Juice- from 1/2 to 1 whole of a fruit
Salt and Black pepper to taste


Mix all the ingredients and chill before serving

This recipe for the garlic sauce is awesome.  You can use it as dip for grilled and baked fish or meat.


Ingredients :

Mayonnaise - 1 cup
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp

Garlic, minced - 10 cloves
Garlic Powder - 2 tsp
White Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


Mix all the ingredients and chill before serving


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