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Chicken and Avocado Burritos (gluten-free, paleo)


Posted by on April 22, 2017 / 14 Comments

These chicken and avocado burritos are wrapped in cassava flour tortillas, making them gluten-free and paleo-friendly. An easy, healthy, delicious burrito!

(gluten-free, paleo) These chicken and avocado burritos are simple, healthy and bursting with flavor!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and I’m already dreaming up all the delicious Mexican food I’m gonna make. In fact, I’ve got some leftover mangoes from my white sangria recipe, so I think a mango margarita may be in your future (or at least my future).

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know how much I love cassava flour for making homemade tortillas. They’re the only gluten-free, paleo-friendly tortillas that taste like real deal tortillas, with the perfect level of chewiness. That’s why they’re my go-to (and why I made a video to show you how to make them).

(gluten-free, paleo) These chicken and avocado burritos are simple, healthy and bursting with flavor!

(gluten-free, paleo) These chicken and avocado burritos are simple, healthy and bursting with flavor!

There’s so much you can do with these cassava flour tortillas, but today, we’re making chicken and avocado burritos. Which are grilled to perfection. Although you don’t have to grill them, but trust me, they taste mighty fine if you do.

The inside ingredients of these chicken and avocado burritos are pretty simple and straightforward. You’ve got grilled chicken (though you could also use shredded or rotisserie chicken), avocados, verde salsa (also known as green sauce), cilantro and grilled onions and peppers.

Now, I’ve also added some organic Monterrey Jack cheese to mine and sour cream, but for my dairy-free folks, you can keep these chicken burritos 100% dairy-free. Just make some cashew sour cream (which I used on my taco stuffed zucchini boats) for the ultimate in dairy-free creaminess. You won’t be missing the cheese, promise.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chicken and avocado burritos are simple, healthy and bursting with flavor!

(gluten-free, paleo) These chicken and avocado burritos are simple, healthy and bursting with flavor!

(gluten-free, paleo) These chicken and avocado burritos are simple, healthy and bursting with flavor!

It’s funny because the thing I spent the most time on this morning was figuring out what to call these. Without being grilled they’re almost a chicken wrap, but with the grilled sweet peppers and onions (a la Chipotle style), they’re almost a fajita. But given that Chipotle serves up peppers and onion in their burritos (not that I eat those, but I do eat their salads)….I think it’s fine to call these chicken and avocado burritos.

Oh, one quick note about the cassava flour tortillas. My original recipe divides the dough into 6 balls (for 6-inch tortillas), but for this recipe I divide the dough into 4 balls (for 8-inch tortillas). These tortillas are still going to be thicker than any commercial bought burrito-sized tortillas, which are 10-inches, but that’s okay. It’s just the nature of pressing them yourself at home. But homemade is best!

Enjoy!

(gluten-free, paleo) These chicken and avocado burritos are simple, healthy and bursting with flavor!

(gluten-free, paleo) These chicken and avocado burritos are simple, healthy and bursting with flavor!

Chicken and Avocado Burritos (gluten-free, paleo)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 burritos

These chicken and avocado burritos are gluten-free and paleo-friendly. An easy, healthy, delicious burrito recipe! 

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Ingredients

  • 1 recipe cassava flour tortillas (made into 4 tortillas)
  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tsp olive oil (divided)
  • pinch garlic powder
  • pinch paprika
  • pinch ground cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup verde salsa
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (or cashew sour cream) (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese (optional)
  • bunch of fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

  1. Make the cassava flour tortillas (note: these can be made a day ahead, then stored in a ziploc bag in the refrigerator, with parchment paper in-between). 

  2. Preheat grill to medium high heat. 

  3. Rub the chicken breast with 1 tsp oil, then sprinkle with the garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Grill for 4-6 minutes, depending on thickness and until cooked through. 

  4. While the chicken is cooking, heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Then set aside. 

  5. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for 1-2 minutes on a cutting board, then slice into strips. 

  6. To assemble the burritos, place a few strips of chicken in the center of the tortilla, then top with avocado, verde salsa, sour cream, cheese and cilantro. Roll tightly. 

  7. If grilling, place the burrito back on the grill for 1-2 minutes each side. Slice in half, then serve. 

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  • Liz Stark

    Love this burrito recipe – definitely keep up the Mexican food recipe theme! :)

  • Vidya Srinivasan

    Mexican is our family favorite, I always buy store brought tortilla, making it from starch sounds interesting. Avocado and Mexican cant think these two separately right:-)

  • Sarah Brinegar Trenalone

    We eat burritos all the time!!! This looks so delicious- I’ll have to try your version!

  • FussFreeJen

    I love how tasty burritos can be, and your ingredients sounds like a perfect mix of deliciousness. A great combination of flavours.

  • Helene Dsouza

    Love the burrito storing tip, never thought of keeping them in a ziplock bag. I am making lots of wraps etc these days and avocado is in season right now. Looking forward to try your burrito sometime.

  • I have to try making cassave tortillas! i’ve never worked with cassava flour before!

  • Ana Balenovic

    Ooo, these look really good! Tasty ingredients, they look delicious.

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