Easy Chicken Burritos with Mojo
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 serrano chilies, seeds removed
- 1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves
- Juice 2 limes
- Juice 1 orange
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 8 large flour tortillas
- 1 (3 to 4 pound) whole roasted chicken, shredded
- Yellow Rice, recipe follows
- Spicy Black Beans, recipe follows
- 2 avocados chopped
- 1 cup grated queso blanco or Monterey jack cheese
- Sour cream, for garnish
- Cilantro leaves, for garnish
- Lime wedges, for garnish
- Yellow Rice:
- 2 cups long-grain rice
- 4 cups water
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 bay leaf
Make the Mojo Sauce: Put the garlic, chilies, cilantro, lime juice, orange juice, and olive oil into a blender and process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
To make the burritos: Warm the tortillas for 30 seconds in a dry skillet or on the grill until pliable. Place some chicken down the center of a tortilla and top with rice and beans, avocado, grated cheese, and Mojo Sauce. Roll up the burrito and serve topped with a generous drizzle of sour cream; garnish with cilantro leaves and a squeeze of lime juice.
Put all the ingredients into a heavy bottomed pot, stir well, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook over low heat until the rice has absorbed the water, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Discard the garlic and bay leaf, fluff with a fork, and serve.
Yield: 8 servings
Quick soak the beans: Put beans in a pot and cover with water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let soak for 1 hour. Drain the beans.
In the same pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic, and bay leaf and cook until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the beans and cover with water by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the beans are tender. Remove the bay leaf and discard. Taste the beans and season them with salt and pepper.
Yield: 8 servings