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Today's Special: Chicken, Mushroom, and Goat-Cheese Burritos

Today's Special: Chicken, Mushroom, and Goat-Cheese Burritos

Isn't it fabulous fun to think outside the box? Generally when making burritos I stick to the usual Tex-Mex inspired ingredients of beans, rice, and pepper jack cheese, but today I was in the mood to jazz things up a bit. Instead of using my usual chicken with tomato salsa and cilantro mixture, how about using mushrooms, green salsa, spinach, and goat cheese? Sound deliciously gourmet? Well it's made with store bought chicken making it easy and quick! I've never had goat cheese on a burrito before, but can imagine that it will be creamy and crumbly. The spinach will add a fresh crunch making this burrito a perfect on the go meal that you can scarf down before you meet the girls for cocktails. Get the recipe and

Chicken, Mushroom, and Goat-Cheese Burritos
From Martha Stewart

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeno chile (ribs and seeds removed for less heat), minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
10 ounces white button mushrooms, trimmed, thinly sliced
1 rotisserie chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds), skin removed and meat shredded (about 4 cups)
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels
1 cup prepared green salsa, plus more for serving
6 burrito-size (10-inch) flour tortillas
1 bunch flat-leaf spinach, thick stems removed (3 cups)
1 log (5 ounces) soft goat cheese, crumbled

  1. In a large skillet with a lid, heat oil over medium. Add onion and jalapeno; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms; cover, and cook until they begin to release their liquid, 3 to 5 minutes. Uncover; cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms begin to brown and skillet is dry, about 5 minutes more.
  3. Add chicken, corn, and salsa. Cook, stirring, until heated through and mixture is saucy, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat tortillas according to package instructions. In center of each tortilla, layer spinach, chicken mixture, and goat cheese.
  5. Wrap burritos one at a time: Fold side of tortilla closest to you over filling. Fold right and left sides toward center, and roll up. Halve if desired; serve with additional salsa.

Serves 6.

Join The Conversation
Jennie Jennie 10 years
Sounds so yummie!
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
Thanks ALSW! I think I have a Japanese double-compartment lunchbox lying around that'll be perfect to carry two of these.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
illogicaldee - If you wrapped it in some foil, it would probably stay together pretty well.
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
Looks great for bringing to a friend's place for lunch. Hmm maybe I can find a way to bring this to school?
chancleta chancleta 10 years
this looks so delicious...i think you've inspired me to make something similiar for dinner tonight...thanks!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
oh yummy. great idea party. good for diets too! :D
SU3 SU3 10 years
Eh. I'm not a big fan of mushrooms either. But this looks DELICIOUS! This is going into the favorites to try out later or SOON better yet! Yummy...
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
I dont get it! They are mushy and dont taste like anything! Ick!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Thank you! No one else understands my dislike of the mushroom!
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
Haha ALSW, I never understood the use of the mushroom in everything! ;)
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
whoa! how different!! nice idea! i'll consider making this, but with a low-fat tortilla factory tortilla and such =]
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I will agree with that LuciLu - But I didn't want to be the first one to say it! :) Not a mushroom fan...
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
Mmmm, I would love this minus the mushrooms.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Well, I had a wrap for lunch, but it wasn't this one! Still good though...but I want this one now!
controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
That looks so yummy! I am trying to think of what I have at my house and how I can somehow transform this into something for tonight ;)
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
That sounds really yummy. Style Before Comfort!
Sarahrah24 Sarahrah24 10 years
What a great idea for a burrito, I would most certainly try it.
ktjones ktjones 10 years
Three of my fav ingredients wrapped in a tortilla...I am trying it tonight!!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I agree, crispet! Spinach catches my attention too!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Oooh, you have my attention with any mention of goat cheese!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I was thinking some sort of burrito or wrap for lunch - now I'll have to go seek one out! Thanks for the inspiration!
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
This sounds so good! I was thinking about getting a rotisserie chicken sometime soon, I should try this out.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
i would love to have this right now! looks and sounds fabulous!
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