In a rush? These grilled burritos filled with chicken and broccoli are done in a flash and are family friendly!
Let’s talk veggies today, shall we?? I know it’s not that fun of a subject for a Saturday, but according to a recent study*, one-third of the parents surveyed admitted to forgetting about or just leaving out vegetables from a meal because they were too crunched for time. And as a parent myself, I can totally see this, as I have been in the same situation more than once.
Dinnertime can be hard. Between homework and after school activities and just – well, life, sometimes just getting dinner on the table is a feat. And I’ve totally been there before where we sit down to eat, and I look around and realize there is not one single vegetable on the table.
I think one of the biggest struggles is actually getting all three of my kids to actually eat the vegetables when they are on their plate. So in an effort to make sure we are eating our veggies, I’ve started adding more vegetables into my meals instead of just relying on them as a side dish.
I’ve already brought you two great recipes that get remade by adding vegetables into the recipe – my Tuscan Broccoli Stovetop Mac and Cheese and Skillet Pasta with Sausage – and I’m here with one last recipe today!
Today’s recipe – these Chicken and Broccoli Grilled Burritos – are actually a lunch favorite, but we’ve had them plenty of times for dinner, too. This is totally a go-to recipe for me. It used to be – grab a tortilla, add on some shredded cheese, and top with shredded chicken. I love to keep shredded chicken on hand for lots of recipes, and it is definitely a time saver. I would grill up the simple burritos, and serve them with salsa or pico de gallo and sometimes sour cream.
But guess what? With barely any additional effort, these grilled burritos definitely go from something boring to something with a wow factor. I cook up a bag of Green Giant™ cheesy rice and broccoli, and that little extra adds so much to these burritos! Chicken and broccoli go so well together, I don’t know why I haven’t been doing this all along!
It doesn’t get much easier than this 4 ingredient recipe. Combine the Green Giant™ steamers with your shredded chicken. (And feel free to change things up and use different varieties of the Green Giant Steamers!) Put some cheese on a tortilla, add the chicken and broccoli mixture, then wrap it up and grill it. You can use a grill pan or a griddle, whichever you have and works best for you, but I love the grilled element of these. Plus it melts the cheese and makes everything meld together so nicely.
And there you have it – 20 minutes to dinner, and the vegetable is included in the meal. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
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- 1 (12 oz) package Green Giant Cheesy Rice and Broccoli
- 3 cups shredded chicken
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 large (12-inch) tortillas
- Cook the cheesy rice and broccoli according to package directions.
- ?In a large bowl, combine the cheesy rice and broccoli and shredded chicken. Put ¼ of the cheese down the center of each tortilla, followed by ¼ of the chicken mixture, then tuck the ends in and roll up the burritos.
- Heat a grill pan or griddle over medium heat. Spray the surface with nonstick cooking spray and put the burritos, seam side down, on the grill. Cook until golden brown and crisp, then turn and cook the opposite side, about 2-3 minutes per side.
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*The 2014 Fresh Takes with Green Giant Frozen Survey presents the findings of an online survey conducted by ORC International from August 5-8, 2014 among a sample of 986 American parents of children under the age of 18, comprising 487 men and 499 women.
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