This Easy Thai Chicken Burritos recipe was a runner up in the Pillsbury Bake-off in 2007. We’ve been making it ever since. It’s delicious, super easy, and you probably already have all the ingredients on hand right now.
Tonight we tried one of the 2007 Pillsbury Bake-off recipes Thai Chicken Burritos. I thought it was a great recipe. It was easy to make with ingredients I had in my pantry. My husband and I both gave it a thumbs up. The kids weren’t as crazy about it. It may have been too spicy for them.
Mixing the spices in a Ziploc bag, adding the chicken and tossing them together is an easy way to season the chicken. Then all you have to do is saute the chicken in a skillet for a few minutes until it isn’t pink any more. Then you’ll add the sauce ingredients.
I’ve found if you wait a few minutes for the peanut butter to get hot before you start stirring, the peanut butter is easier to mix into the sauce.
Once the peanut butter is melted and incorporated into the sauce, you stir in the rice. If the rice absorbs all the liquid, you can stir in a little more water.
Update: I have made this many times since I first posted it and now that my kids are older, we all love it. My son even requested it the other day.
Put this recipe on your menu this week.
Thai Chicken Burritos
- ½ cup uncooked basmati or long grain rice rinsed
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil can sub vegetable oil
- 1 cup chunky salsa plus additional for serving
- ⅓ cup chunky peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- 6 flour tortillas for burritos
- 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt or sour cream
- Cook rice in water as directed on package.
- In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix chili powder and ginger. Add chicken; seal bag and shake until chicken is evenly coated.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink in center.
- Stir in 1 cup salsa, the peanut butter, teriyaki sauce, water and brown sugar. Stir to dissolve peanut butter. Stir in cooked rice; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until mixture is thoroughly heated.
- Meanwhile, heat tortillas as directed on package. Spoon ½ cup chicken filling on each warm tortilla to within 1 inch of edge of tortilla. Fold sides of tortilla toward center; fold ends over. Place burritos, folded sides down, on serving plate. Top each with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 tablespoon yogurt or sour cream.
There’s hardly anything Thai about this…
Hi Taylor – it’s definitely an American fusion recipe.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Ooh this looks fantastic mum! My tastes have really changed over the years. As a kid I hated seafood and now I love it! 😀 xxx
2 Sisters Recipes
We love Thai food and this looks so good – it’s going on our list of recipes to make! Hope you are doing well!
Anna and Liz
Ohhhh how I miss the Pillsbury Bake Off the way it used to be—cooking from the ground floor instead of using pre-made everything. How I loved grabbing those “Bake Off” cookbooks off the rack in the check out line at the grocery store. I have made so many recipes from them over and over. I even have a cookbook here called “Best of the Bake Off Collection”, copryright 1959. It contains “the 1,000 best recipes from the first 10 years of the “Pillsbury Grand National Bake Off”. It’s from my Mom’s cookbook collection-how she loved using that book-and I do too. All the recipes from scratch using easy to find ingredients. To this day it’s a cookbook I use a lot.
I never would have thought of using Thai ingredients in a burrito-but I sure will now! Those look delicious! P.S…isn’t it funny how our kid’s tastes change? I find the same thing with Robin-a lot of the things she didn’t eat before she loves now.
I have a few of those collection cookbooks. How great that you have one from 1959.
Mrs. Presley – welcome to my blog! I’ll have to check out the pineapple black bean enchiladas. Thanks!
i love thai food! i tried another pillsbury bake-off recipe and loved it! pineapple black bean enchiladas…it’s one of the most popular posts in my blog too!
i just joined the DB this month too, just checking out everyone else’s blogs, wanted to say hello 🙂
MaryAnn – thanks for posting. I thought my blog was just lost in cyberspace. Now I’ll have to get busy and post some new recipes.
Love burritos! Just a little hello from a fellow DBer 🙂