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Category: Main courses

Witch's Brew Burritos

Witch's Brew Burritos
Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Luring your children to the dinner table before trick or treating can be a tough sell. So try creating a Halloween meal. Witch's Brew Burritos? What kid could resist? A satisfying chicken burrito is just the thing to eat before ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 4
Note: You can use a spicy black bean dip instead of refried beans, if you prefer.
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 burrito-size cilantro- or spinach-flavored tortillas
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, cored and diced
  • 2 cups grated mild Cheddar cheese or grated Mexican-blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup mild taco sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Step 1Slice chicken breasts into strips, and slice strips in half. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 2Heat oil in medium skillet over high heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with chili powder, lime juice and garlic. Cook until chicken is no longer pink inside, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

Step 3Divide tortillas between 2 baking sheets. Spread each tortilla with 1/4 cup beans, 1/4 cup sliced avocado, 1/4 cup tomatoes and 1/2 cup cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, 1 to 3 minutes.

Step 4Pour 2 tablespoons taco sauce over melted cheese on each burrito. Divide chicken among tortillas. Top with 1 to 2 tablespoons sour cream. Roll up tortillas by folding bottoms up 1/4 of the way, then sides so that they overlap each other.

Each serving:
689 calories; 1,063 mg sodium; 151 mg cholesterol; 47 grams fat; 22 grams carbohydrates; 45 grams protein; 1.48 grams fiber.
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