Recipe

Creamy chicken & corn burritos

Using shredded roast chicken, canned corn kernels, and spices you already have to hand makes this delicious burrito dish a quick and easy solution for a midweek dinner.

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Creamy chicken & corn burritos
  • 310 gram canned corn kernels, drained, rinsed
  • 3 cup (480g) shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cup (240g) coarsely grated cheddar
  • 1 cup (240g) light sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander (cilantro), coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 x 20cm (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves, loosely packed
  • 2 (180g) limes, cut into wedges

Method

Creamy chicken & corn burritos
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan forced). Oil a large ovenproof dish.
  • 2
    Combine corn, chicken, half the cheddar, the sour cream, garlic, chopped coriander and cayenne in a medium bowl, season to taste.
  • 3
    Divide chicken mixture onto centre of tortillas, roll tortillas to enclose filling, folding in sides. Place burritos in dish, sprinkle with remaining cheddar. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until browned lightly.
  • 4
    Sprinkle burritos with remaining coriander, serve with lime wedges.

Notes

Mexican is a popular cuisine, especially with children. Cayenne pepper, however, is extremely hot so the amount used should be adjusted depending on whether you are cooking for adults or kids. You can use 1 cup thawed frozen corn kernels instead of canned, if you prefer. A large barbecued chicken weighing about 900g (1¾ pounds) should give you 3 cups of shredded chicken meat.

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