Homemade Chicken Burritos for a Cozy Family Dinner











Discover how to make scrumptious and dairy-free Chicken Burritos in just 45 minutes. Perfect for a delightful family meal, these burritos pack a flavorful punch with 32g of protein and a mix of fresh ingredients like avocado and cilantro, all wrapped in warm tortillas.


Step 1: Marinating the Chicken

Start your culinary adventure by cutting 1 lb of chicken thighs into one-inch pieces, ensuring each slice is perfect for even marination and cooking. Season your chicken generously with a blend of salt, pepper, and for a special twist, a tablespoon of Garlic Pepper. Letting the chicken marinate for a couple of hours not only deepens the flavors but makes for an incredibly tender bite.
Pro Tip: Marinate overnight in the fridge for deeper flavor absorption.

Step 2: Preparing the Tomato and Onion Mix

While the chicken is marinating, dive into prep work by chopping two medium tomatoes and one large onion into small bits. This not only ensures a burst of freshness in every bite but also contributes to a wonderfully textured filling. Mixing the chopped tomatoes and onions in a large bowl, invite a dash of vibrant green by adding 1/2 cup of freshly chopped cilantro, mingling the ingredients together for an aromatic and colorful blend.
Pro Tip: To reduce moisture and prevent sogginess, scoop out the insides of the tomatoes before chopping.

Step 3: Making Guacamole

What’s a chicken burrito without a creamy layer of guacamole? Take two medium avocados—slicing around the stone, twisting open to remove the seed, and scooping out the flesh into a bowl. Mash the avocado until creamy, then merge with the tomato-onion mix. The addition of fresh lemon juice not only brightens the flavors but gives your guacamole that perfect zesty finish. Adjust with salt to taste and witness how this blend elevates your burritos to gourmet levels.
Pro Tip: A fork works best for achieving a creamy yet slightly chunky guacamole texture.

Step 4: Cooking the Chicken

The marinated chicken is ready to hit the pan. Heat a pan with three tablespoons of cooking oil until very hot - this high heat will ensure your chicken gets that beautiful, golden-brown sear. Add your chicken carefully, as it will sizzle and splatter upon contact. Turn the pieces to brown evenly on all sides, then remove and keep warm. This method of cooking locks in the juiciness of the chicken, ensuring every bite is as flavor-packed as it gets.
Pro Tip: To avoid overcooking, brown the chicken quickly on high heat.

Step 5: Assembling the Burritos

The final and most exciting step - assembling your chicken burritos! Warm each tortilla in a dry pan, making them pliable for the perfect wrap. Spread a generous layer of the guacamole mix, followed by a serving of the cooked chicken. The art of burrito wrapping lies in folding the sides and rolling tightly to encase all the delicious fillings. Serve immediately to enjoy the warmth and freshness or wrap in aluminum foil to keep them warm until it’s time to eat. The blend of creamy avocado, juicy chicken, and the fresh kick of cilantro and tomatoes, all snugly wrapped in a soft tortilla, makes every bite of these homemade chicken burritos a delightful experience.
Pro Tip: Keep the filled tortillas under a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out as you assemble.