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It is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla rolled around a filling, typically of beans or ground or shredded beef. This dish can be an option for breakfast
This Burritos is made up of juicy chicken, cold and creamy avocado, gooey melted cheese, spicy salsa verde, and sour cream!
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The word burrito translates to “little donkey”, stemming from “burro” which means donkey, and “-ito” which means little. But definitely it does not contain any donkey products and they do not look like donkeys, so where did the name come from? The truth is that we don’t know for a fact who invented this dish or why. We know that burritos were invented sometime in the 20th century and that there are many theories about their creation. Here are some of the theories that exist about the burrito :
- Juan Méndez, a street vendor in Chihuahua, Mexico, is the inventor. During the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s, Méndez decided to wrap his food in flour tortillas to keep it warm and transport it on his small donkey. He then realized that wrapping the food in a tortilla was tasty and a good way to serve it.
- People from a northwestern state of Mexico, called Sonora, invented this dish because of its mobility. Burritos in Mexico at the time were not as stuffed and full as they are today in the United States, so they were extremely easy to travel with. This influenced this dish’s name because it was the donkey’s sidekick in travel.
- The burrito was invented in Ciudad Juárez in the 1940s by a street vendor. He portioned the food and wrapped it in a tortilla, making it appropriate for school children, whom he derogatively referred to as because he believed they were unintelligent.
- Based on a standard dictionary of Mexican Spanish in 1895 as a maize tortilla encasing a filling and found in the region of Mexico City as well as coastal Veracruz. Immigrants from both central Mexico and Sonora introduced the burrito to Los Angeles in the 1930s, about the time that the first recipe for it appeared in an American cookbook.
- Early versions of this food may have appeared in the U.S. in the 1930s due to braceros, migrant workers that came to California’s Central Valley (Fresno, Stockton) to pick produce in the vast growing fields. Many of their bosses gave them this food for lunch because they were easy to make and pack.
The tasty chicken and avocado burritos are so easy to make, you simply wrap the chicken, avocado, cheese, salsa verde, sour cream and cilantro up in a tortilla, grill it and enjoy! Just make sure to put the cheese on the top or bottom of the burrito so that is melts and gets all nice when it’s grilled. (Feel free to serve these burritos with extra salsa and sour cream for dipping!) This dish don’t take long to make, they are nice and portable, filling and most importantly, packed full of flavour.
Chicken and Avocado Burritos
- 4 burrito sized tortillas (corn tortillas for gluten-free), warmed
- 1 pound cooked chicken, sliced or shredded
- 1 large avocado, diced
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup salsa verde
- 1/4 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- Assemble The Ingridients, optionally toast, and enjoy the food
Nutrition Facts: Calories 519, Fat 24g (Saturated 8.8g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 771mg, Carbs 37.2g (Fiber 6g, Sugars 2.5g), Protein 40g