Thursday, August 9, 2007

Chicken Fry fit for a Burrito

I like eating at Chipotle especially while at work when I don't pack lunch. Of all the fast food places this is by far my favorite and particularly their concept of Burrito Bowl be it Veggie or any meat of choice. I have been trying to cook a chicken fry that could be used in a Burrito bowl and I think I have it now but on this particular day I did not make the Burrito Bowl but the post cannot wait if it has to make it to the Express Cooking Event. I prefer chicken meat with bones in them especially the thighs because it seems to have more taste but boneless chicken breast or thighs would work fine too (much less work).

If we are counting the time to cook this dish, it takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish. So this would be perfect for Mallugirl's Express Cooking Event

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For 2 Kids 2 Adults
1. 1 lb chicken thighs (with bones) chopped into bits sized pieces.
2. 1/2 red onion chopped
3. 6-8 garlic cloves chopped
4. 1/2 inch piece ginger grated
5. 2-4 Green chillies slit (as per heat requirements)
6. 2 tsp corriander powder
7. 1 tsp cumin powder
8. 1 tsp of Garam Masala or Chicken Masala Powder (optional)
9. few curry leaves and a few fennel seeds
10. 2 tbsp Yogurt
11. 1 tbsp of lemon juice
12. 1 tsp oil
13. 1 tsp chilli powder

Burrito Ingredients
1. 1 Cup of Rice Cooked (Set the rice to cook when you start to cook the chicken)
2. 1/4 cup cooked (frozen corn to be heated in the microwave and water drained)
3. 1/4 Black or Pinto Cooked (canned works, rinse and drain the water)
4. 1/4 onion and a tomato chopped
5. 5 Tbsp Sour Cream
6. 4 tsp Chilli garlic sauce

1. Wash the Chicken clean with some turmeric powder, drain the water completely.
2. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, oil and chilli powder to the chicken, mix well and set aside for 1 hour (well this is not included in the cooking time.

1. Heat a Wok or a wide mouthed pan, add oil when hot add the fennel seeds and curry leaves.
2. Add the onions, green chillies, garlic and ginger and when they are just about soft add the powders and mix well and the chicken and saute till it starts to let water out.
3. Now cover the pan and cook till the chicken is fully cooked.
4. Open the lid, add salt and fry till all the liquid has evaporated.

For the Burrito Bowl
1. Remove the bones from the chicken and tear the chicken a little bit
2. Take a bowl add about 1/4 cup rice, 2-3 tbsp corn, 2-3 tbsp beans
3. Required amount of chicken
4. 1 tsp chilli garlic sauce
5. 1 tbsp sour cream

Mix and dinner is ready in 30 minutes

Off it goes to Mallugirl


  1. Indo,I get happy to see chicken dishes these days!:)
    Looks delicious,indeed fit for a Indo-Mexican Burritos!

  2. Thats a great meal Indo. Have never tried aBurrito bowl before

  3. usually I use a grilled chicken for my burritos but it lacks the flavour we get from mex'n will try this next time...:)

  4. what a great idea for an express meal! Love the look of that chicken fry... I too prefer chicken thigh with bones, but it gets tough to eat in a burrito bowl I guess! But I could always skip the rest of it and just have chicken fry :)

  5. Very nice dinner in less time.good work.

  6. a glitch on ur last lines.. 2-3 tbsp of?
    I ate at chipotles once while travelling thru Washington DC.Its a fun place with a varitey of veg dishes too, right? The burrito bowl sounds cool.

  7. Asha, do give it a try it is delicious.

    Sandeepa, you will like this no doubt.

    Mishmash, exactly the grilled chicken gets a little too dry same reason I don't like it for the burritos.

    Sig, yes you have rip the chicken from the bones or use the boneless thighs. Absolutely tastes great just by itself.

    Viji, thanks definitely.

    Shaheen, you are tough task master hmmm I mean tough blog master :)
    Good Catch I fixed it.

  8. Hi ur chicken fry is looking amazing....YUM!....

  9. Any meat on bones is more flavourful and chicken, oh yeah, keep the meat, gimme the bones :)

  10. ISG, another yummy chicken dish from you. I have tried your chicken chettinad recipe, ofcourse mine didn't look half as good as yours though.

  11. Indo,
    This chicken looks delicious. Do you have a recipe for Ceviche?

  12. Sure I do after you visit dear bro!


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