A few years ago I watched a movie called “Chef”. It was about a, you guessed it, chef who quits his restaurant job and embarks on a journey across the U.S. in a food truck that he has fixed up, selling his food at various stops along the way. Since then it seems as though the food truck trend is continuing to explode, and it got me thinking about what it is that we find so appealing about them. Is it being able to watch your meal being created in front of you – or simply having a friendly chat with the person preparing it? With so many unique food offerings there is bound to be something for everyone, and what a pleasure to be able to try something new and support a small business at the same time. Bring it on I say!
Just like last week’s gourmet beef burgers these easy chicken burritos are also inspired by food truck cuisine and were part of a feature I recently put together for Cheers Magazine. The spices are cajun inspired and these healthy burritos should have you licking your fingers until the last bite!
Make ahead tip – you can make the salsa a few hours ahead of time (this also allows the flavours to develop nicely!). If you are really short on time you can also use a store bought cajun spice mix.
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SPICY CHICKEN BURRITOS
For the salsa:
- 2 medium tomatoes, diced
- ½ small onion, finely chopped
- ½ green pepper, diced
- 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
- pinch dried chilli flakes
- 2 tsp lime juice
- small bunch coriander, chopped
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 3 free range chicken breast fillets
- olive oil for drizzling
- 4 large soft flour wraps
- handful of lettuce leaves, shredded
- 100ml sour cream
1.) Combine all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Mix well, cover and refrigerate.
2.) Combine the paprika, thyme, garlic powder and cumin in a bowl with a good grinding of salt and pepper. Slice the chicken breast fillets in half lengthways and drizzle with olive oil. Rub the spice mix into the chicken.
3.) Fry the chicken over a medium heat until cooked through. Slice diagonally. Give the salsa a good stir and drain any excess liquid.
4.) Heat the wraps in a dry frying pan for a few seconds on each side. Place a small amount of lettuce on each wrap and top with chicken slices, salsa and a good dollop of sour cream. Fold the bottom of the wrap up, fold the sides in, then roll it from the bottom up so that the filling completely enclosed. Enjoy immediately.