It doesn’t get more classic Californian than a California Avocado Chicken Burrito. This recipe brings a taste of this Oceanside favorite right to your kitchen.
California Avocado Chicken Burrito
|1/2||cup||tomatoes, finely diced|
|1/3||cup||white onion, chopped|
|2||Tbsp.||extra virgin olive oil|
|1/8||tsp.||Kosher salt, or to taste|
|As needed||Freshly ground black pepper, to taste|
|2||flour tortillas, extra-large|
|2||cups||shredded Cheddar cheese|
|1||head green leaf lettuce, shredded|
|1||As needed||ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Combine tomatoes, cilantro, white onion and lime juice in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
- Rub the chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat and add the chicken. Cook until browned and char marks start to appear, about 5 minutes.
- Flip and continue to cook until the chicken is browned and just cooked through (or reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F), about an additional 4 minutes.
- Remove to a cutting board and let cool. Chop the chicken into 1-inch cubes and set aside.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Add one tortilla at a time to the pan and sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over the top, cooking until the cheese just melts.
- Remove tortilla to a clean workspace and add the lettuce, half of the chicken, slices of avocado and tomato/onion mixture.
- To assemble the burrito, fold the bottom half over the top half then pull the tortilla back to form the filling into a roll. Fold one side in then the other, then tightly roll the burrito.
- Heat the skillet to low-medium heat and add the burrito, wrap side down, to the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
- Flip and brown the other side, about another 2 minutes. Remove, cut in half and serve immediately. Repeat with the remaining tortilla and ingredients.
Serving Suggestion: For spicy food lovers, add a few dashes of hot sauce between bites for extra kick.
Beverage Pairing: Try an American pale ale – its citrus and herbaceous notes will complement similar flavors in the burrito.