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Chicken burritos

  • Dairy Free Diet

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Chicken burritos

Method

For the vegetables

  • Preheat the oven to 180οC (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Cut the carrot and the zucchini into small 2 cm pieces, the onion into thin slices, and finely chop the tomato and the garlic. 
  • Transfer the vegetables into a bowl, season them with salt and pepper, and drizzle them with half of the olive oil.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper over a piece of aluminum foil and put the vegetables at the center of the parchment paper. 
  • Add the water and the thyme, wrap the parchment and the aluminum foil into a pouch, transfer it to a baking pan, and bake it for 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

For the chicken

  • Brush the chicken breasts with the rest of the olive oil, season them with salt and pepper, and sprinkle them with the paprika.
  • Heat a frying pan over high heat and sauté the chicken for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the vegetables from the oven, open the pouch, and place the chicken breasts over the vegetables.
  • Bake in the oven for another 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. 
  • Finely chop the parsley.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven, sprinkle with the parsley, and mix with a spoon.

For the rice

  • Rinse the rice very well with cold water. Once the water turns white, then the excess starch is gone.
  • Drain the rice and transfer it to a pot.
  • Add the water, olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon zest, rosemary, and bay leaf.
  • Place the pot over high heat and mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Let the rice come to a boil without stirring it.
  • Lower the heat and cover the pot with the lid.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes until the rice absorbs the water.
  • Turn off the heat and leave the pot on the stove, covered with the lid for 2-3 more minutes.

To assemble

  • Shred the cooked chicken breasts with your hands, put the meat into a bowl, and set it aside until needed.
  • Transfer the vegetables to a second bowl, along with 50 g of the pouch’s juices.
  • Beat with an immersion blender or press the vegetables with a potato masher until they are completely mashed.
  • Add the rice and the shredded chicken into the bowl with the vegetable puree and mix well with a spatula or a spoon.

For the burritos

  • Spread the 6 large tortillas on your kitchen counter. 
  • Put 1 lettuce leaf at the center of each tortilla and divide the rice mixture over the lettuce leaves. 
  • Fold the two opposite sides of each tortilla to the center, and roll the tortilla to create a burrito. 
  • Follow the same process for the rest of the tortillas.
  • Cut the tortillas in half and serve, optionally, with yogurt.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

433
Calories (kcal)
22 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

13.0
Total Fat (g)
19 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.1
Saturated Fat (g)
16 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

50.0
Total Carbs (g)
19 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

5.2
Sugars (g)
6 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

26.0
Protein (g)
52 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

4.9
Fibre (g)
20 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.4
Sodium (g)
23 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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