These burritos with chicken and avocado are gluten- and paleo-free since they are made using cassava flour tortillas. A burrito that's simple, nutritious, and tasty!
I have learned that cassava flour is an amazing ingredient when it comes to making homemade tortillas. I absolutely love using it for this purpose. In fact, I would say that cassava flour tortillas are the only gluten-free, paleo-friendly tortillas that truly taste like authentic tortillas, with the perfect level of chewiness. Whenever I crave tortillas, I always turn to cassava flour, and that's why they are my go-to option.
Chicken Avocado Burritos
I know that cassava flour tortillas are incredibly versatile, and today I am excited to share with you a recipe for chicken and avocado burritos made with these amazing tortillas. If you have not tried them before, then you are in for a real treat. Trust me; they taste amazing when grilled. The ingredients for these burritos are simple, yet the flavors are out of this world. I started by grilling some chicken breasts, but you could also use shredded or rotisserie chicken.
To make the burritos more flavorful, I added avocados, verde salsa, cilantro, grilled onions, and peppers. For those who enjoy cheese, I used organic Monterrey Jack cheese, and sour cream. But for those who prefer dairy-free, you can easily make some cashew sour cream for a creamy and delicious alternative. What I love about these burritos is that they are perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.
I like to grill my tortillas, but you could also heat them up in the oven or on a stovetop. The addition of the grilled sweet peppers and onions gives them a fajita-like taste, but since Chipotle serves peppers and onion in their burritos, I think it's safe to call these chicken and avocado burritos. It's incredible how such a simple recipe can be so flavorful and satisfying. Cassava flour tortillas are the perfect choice for these burritos because they hold up well and have a satisfying chewiness that is essential for any good burrito.
I encourage you to give them a try and let me know what you think. I'm confident that you'll love them as much as I do!
Paleo Burritos with Cassava Flour Tortillas
When I make cassava flour tortillas for this recipe, I want them to be larger than the ones I typically make. My original recipe makes 6-inch tortillas, but for this recipe, I divide the dough into 4 balls, resulting in 8-inch tortillas. Even though these tortillas are still thicker than commercial bought burrito-sized tortillas, which are usually 10-inches, it's not a problem. That's just the nature of making them at home. Homemade is always the best option, after all!
How to Refrigerate Chicken Avocado Burritos:
Before putting the burritos in an airtight container, allow them to cool fully. Put the jar in the fridge, then finish it off within 3 to 4 days.
How to Freeze Chicken Avocado Burritos:
Each tortilla should be securely wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, with as little air as possible remaining within. Put the wrapped burritos in a freezer bag with a date on it and seal the bag. For up to two to three months, freeze the burritos.
How to Reheat Chicken Avocado Burritos (If Required):
You may either microwave chilled burritos for one to two minutes or cover them in foil and bake them at 350°F for ten to fifteen minutes. Let frozen burritos to defrost overnight in the refrigerator before reheating them as directed above.
Can I use a different type of tortilla for this recipe?
Of course! While cassava flour tortillas are our favorite, you can use any type of tortilla you prefer.
Can I make these burritos ahead of time?
Yes, you can definitely make these burritos ahead of time and store them in the fridge or freezer until you're ready to eat them.
Can I add different ingredients to these burritos?
Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and add your favorite ingredients, such as black beans, corn, or diced tomatoes.
To sum up, chicken and avocado burritos cooked with cassava flour tortillas are a tasty and simple dish that can be tailored to your dietary choices. These burritos are wholesome and fulfilling because to their easy ingredients, which include grilled chicken, avocado, salsa, and vegetables. The tortillas can also have a higher level of taste and texture if they are grilled. You may even eat them as leftovers if you adhere to the hints on how to keep and reheat them.