Chipotle Chicken Burritos or Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

My husband and I sometimes like to cook dinner together on his days off. We have made some pretty tasty meals and have experimented a lot with Indian style dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, Chana Masala (Spicy Chickpeas) or Chicken Curry. Southwestern style dishes, like these Chipotle Chicken Burritos, are another favorite.
We made these Chipotle Chicken Burritos a few nights ago and they came out a bit spicy, but very satisfying. We added a few small pieces of Chipotle Peppers to our marinade which gave it quite the kick. If you want to tone it down a bit just use the sauce the Chipotle Peppers come in and it will still have a nice kick to it.

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Save some calories and use crisp lettuce in place of the flour tortilla. It’s a lighter, refreshing way to enjoy this meal… and truthfully I don’t really miss the tortilla all that much!

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For the Chipotle Marinade:
1.5 Teaspoons Ancho Chile Pepper
7 Ounce can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (only use the sauce, or it will be super spicy!)
2 Teaspoons Cumin
1.5 Tablespoons of Oregano
4 Cloves Garlic, roughly chopped
Half a Red Onion, roughly chopped
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Teaspoons Salt
Remove Chipotle Peppers from the can and pour only the Adobo sauce into a blender. Add in all the other ingredients and blend well.
For the Burritos or Lettuce Wraps:
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Flour Tortillas (or use Lettuce to lighten it up!)
Sour Cream for topping
Guacamole for topping
Cilantro for topping
- Butterfly the chicken breasts and place in a baking dish.
– Stab the chicken all over with a fork or knife and pour marinade on top.
– Spread the marinade so it coats the chicken evenly.
– Marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.
– Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook chicken 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
– Remove from heat and slice up into strips or cubes.
– Heat flour tortillas (or prepare your lettuce) and top with chicken, sour cream, guacamole and cilantro.
  • Guest

    Everyone lives taco night, at least I do! I tried the Chipotle Chicken here for the first time as I was making lunch for the captain, and other captain, Ed, who’s helping with delivering the yacht south. There’s not too much when it comes to tacos or burritos except for the main ingredient, meat! Along with the tacos I just added a final hint of lime. The two guys enjoyed their refreshing tasting tacos as well as I did. They had two each, but I snuck in a third! Kudos again for sharing this recipe!!
    -Cassandra

  • Cassandra G

    Everyone lives taco night, at least I do! I tried the Chipotle Chicken here for the first time as I was making lunch for the captain, and other captain, Ed, who’s helping with delivering the yacht south. There’s not too much when it comes to tacos or burritos except for the main ingredient, meat! Along with the tacos I just added a final hint of lime. The two guys enjoyed their refreshing tasting tacos as well as I did. They had two each, but I snuck in a third! Kudos again for sharing this recipe!!