Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm Back!!! (with Sante Fe Chicken Burritos)

Hello Everyone!  It has been a busy four months with these little munchkins, but things are finally settling into a bit of a routine.  I am starting to have (a little) time to cook again so my plan is to update this blog with super easy meals, that even a mom of four month old twins can make!  I would also love to hear from any of you who have some quick, healthy meals you like to cook.  If I make and post your recipe, I will give the credit to you/your blog, of course!

The first meal I tested was Santa Fe Chicken Burritos.  The filling cooks in the crock pot. They were so easy and tasted yummy.  I will definitely make them again in the future. 

Santa Fe Chicken Burritos

1 can Black Beans, drained
1 can Corn, drained
1 cup Salsa, divided
1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
8 oz. block cream cheese (you can use lite cream cheese, if desired)
fresh cilantro, optional
1 package Whole Wheat Tortillas

1.  Add the black beans, corn, and 1/2 cup salsa to the crock pot and stir. 

2.  Add the chicken breast and the remaining salsa.  Cook on high 3 hours.

3.  Add the cream cheese and cook 1 hour more.

4.  Shred the chicken using two forks, then spoon the mixture onto the flour tortillas and roll up into burritos. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.

I think the flavor of this dish depends heavily on the flavor of the salsa you use.  You can increase the flavor by adding some onion, chili powder, cumin, ceyenne pepper, etc.


Travelbugmom said...

SO glad to see you back!! Sounds like a great recipe. I have a few I will share with you soon. Enjoy those cuties.

PS my sis in law still wants a cookbook!

pinkvictorian said...

You go girl! Back to blogging with 4 month old twins?! Can't wait to try the recipe...just in time for some menu planning I have needed to do. We have fallen into our usual summer habit of slicing our dinner right out of the garden. Might be time to get back to some "real" meals. Bless you!

Fern said...

this sounds delicious! I can't believe you are finding time to blog with 4 month old twins - you're amazing! I just happened to click to check your website and was so happy to see you just came back! Can't wait to try this recipe - thanks Gretchen!

Jo said...

These sound delish! Perfect for our back to school menu ~ coming up much too quickly :)

I'm following along to see what other wonderful things you have in store for us.