Okay so I recently tried my first burrito and I was kind of disappointed. Maybe it didn’t have that much meat in it or maybe the beans weren’t that flavorful or maybe it was just the wrong place. But I wanted to make a bake with the same ingredients. Healthy but cheesy! 😉
This is kind of perfect for Ramzan because you do want to have something healthy for Iftar but also want to feel full and have a bit of an indulgence. Its your typical burrito ingredients piled into a bake! You won’t believe how easy this is! To make it more heavy, you can choose to fry the pita in a bit of butter before layering it. I didn’t because every once a year I like to pretend I can eat healthy. eheheh.
- 1/2 kg chicken cut into small cubes
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 tomato cubed
- 1/2 a can of sweet corn
- 1 can of mixed beans
- Around 12 sliced jalapenos
- 1/4 cup olives, sliced
- 8 pita breads, quartered
- 4 tbsp ketchup
- 4 tbsp barbeque sauce
- 2 cups grated tasty cheese
- 1/2 tsp mixed italian herbs
- 1 cup sour cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Butter for greasing
Start by greasing a big oven-proof dish with butter and layer half your quartered pita breads on the bottom. Heat this in the oven till the pita is crisp.
In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the chicken with garlic and salt until done.
Smatter the mix of mixed beans, corn, olives and tomatoes onto the pita.Cover with the cubed, cooked chicken and jalapenos. Season with salt and pepper. Layer with pita again.
Brush the pita with a bit more butter and splat around the ketchup and barbeque sauce. Be liberal with it. Use more if you want to.
End with sprinkling the grated cheese and herbs. I wouldn’t call this sprinkling tbh.
Grill in the oven until the cheese is happily evenly browned, almost crisped.
Just before serving, dollop sour cream oven the baked cheese and top with shredded lettuce. Not only will this give you the illusion of eating salad, but will stop the dish from getting cold unnecessarily beforehand.
I just used a hell lot of adjectives today. Enjoy! 😀
I promise this is healthy!