Burrito Fresco

Stewed Chicken – A Burrito Fresco Recipe

One of the major things this pandemic has done is completely screw up my concept of time. If Steven Michael didn’t wake up at 4am and go to work on the weekdays, I might forget to work myself. Luckily, I have him as a reminder to get up, get Ellis to school and get to work.

Based on my lack of time awareness, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to me when I completely forgot to write this blog. So here I am at 8pm on Monday night, writing what will be published at 6:30am tomorrow morning. Whoops!

Things have started to pick up lately as more and more vaccinations are given and things begin to go back to “normal”, whatever that means at this point. I find myself actually having to use my planner to stay on top of things, and when I don’t, mistakes like today happen. A few weeks ago, we missed a Super Mario Plumbers workshop that we had signed Ellis up for at the local community center. Good thing we also forgot to tell him about it! (Parents of the Year)

I’m now calculating time based on our vaccine appointments. Steven Michael’s second dose was this past Friday, and mine is this coming Friday. You bet I wrote those suckers down in my planner! All plans now revolve around those dates and counting out two weeks. I’ll be honest and say that, while I’m excited that we will be protected, I’m also a little afraid of “re-entering” society. Though I’m sure I’m not the only one having those feelings.

I know you’re all completely riveted talking about my time management skills, but let’s switch gears and talk about chicken! The Burrito Fresco chicken to be exact. This weekend, we posted the previously super secret Burrito Fresco Taco Seasoning which was the basis for the restaurant’s flavor profile. You’ll need to make a batch of that up before attempting this recipe. You can use this chicken in taco, burritos, on salads or nachos, pretty much anything you can think of. We made tacos with Lime Pepper Sauce and Burrito Fresco Mild Salsa (coming soon). Pro tip – Keep the leftover broth and use it as a starter for some soup!

We will continue adding recipes from the restaurant sprinkled within our regular blog posts. If you have something specific you want to make, drop us a comment below or on any of our social media platforms. This chicken was a special request from restaurant regular, Karen!

See you in a few days with another great (non-restaurant) recipe!

Stewed Chicken from our former restaurant, Burrito Fresco. Perfectly seasoned for tacos, burritos, nachos or anything you can think up!

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time50 mins

 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
 1 qt Chicken Stock
 4 ⅔ tbsp Taco Seasoning
 ½ tsp Cumin
 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 1 tsp Chili Powder
 ½ Onion
 2 Cloves of Garlic
 2 cups Water

1

Add 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning and the rest of spices to the chicken stock and water and whisk to combine in a large pot.

Link to Burrito Fresco Taco Seasoning recipe:
https://feetupinthediningroom.com/2021/03/28/burrito-fresco-taco-seasoning/

2

Roughly chop the onion and garlic and add them to the pot.

3

Finally, add the chicken and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.

4

Then cover and reduce to a simmer for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken easily pulls apart.

5

Take the chicken out of the pot and put in a large bowl. Add in 2 2/3 tablespoons of taco seasoning and stir together.

Ingredients

 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
 1 qt Chicken Stock
 4 ⅔ tbsp Taco Seasoning
 ½ tsp Cumin
 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 1 tsp Chili Powder
 ½ Onion
 2 Cloves of Garlic
 2 cups Water

Directions

1

Add 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning and the rest of spices to the chicken stock and water and whisk to combine in a large pot.

Link to Burrito Fresco Taco Seasoning recipe:
https://feetupinthediningroom.com/2021/03/28/burrito-fresco-taco-seasoning/

2

Roughly chop the onion and garlic and add them to the pot.

3

Finally, add the chicken and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.

4

Then cover and reduce to a simmer for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken easily pulls apart.

5

Take the chicken out of the pot and put in a large bowl. Add in 2 2/3 tablespoons of taco seasoning and stir together.

Stewed Chicken

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