Nicker's Pulled Chicken Burritos

READY IN: 8hrs 45mins




  • Put beans in a bowl and cover with 5 cups of cold water. Soak beans for at least 8 hours or overnight. (This makes the beans less gassy and increases the nutritional value of the beans).
  • Boil chicken in hot water for 10-15 minutes or until almost fully cooked and easy to shred. Shred chicken once cooled and set aside.
  • Combine shredded chicken, chicken broth, garlic, salsa, yellow onion, tomatoes, juice of lime, cumin, coriander, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, Tabasco, salt, pepper, and cilantro in a crock pot and simmer on low for 8 hours.
  • Prepare Salsa (See my recipe Nicker’s Salsa) and let sit in fridge while chicken cooks.
  • Prepare Guacamole (See my recipe Nicker’s Guacamole) and let sit in fridge while chicken cooks.
  • Drain the beans you have been soaking and rinse them REALLY well.
  • Put the beans in a pot and cover with 4 cups water. Add bay leaf and cilantro. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until the beans are tender but firm. Check occasionally to see if you need to add more water. Beans should take 40 min to 1 hour to cook.
  • Once beans are cooked drain any remaining water and remove the bay leaf and cilantro. Add the chicken broth, coriander, cumin, salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 7 minutes. Add the juice of 1 lime and gently smoosh some of the beans slightly with the back of a spoon or spatula (don’t over smoosh).
  • Set a medium heavy pot over medium heat, add 1 Tablespoon butter, bay leaf and rice. Sauté rice for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Next pour in water and salt. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover pot and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer covered for about 15-17 minutes, until water is absorbed and rice is fluffy. Remove from heat. Remove bay leaf. Stir in 1 Tablespoon of butter, cilantro, lime juice and lemon juice. Stir until well combined.
  • Heat oil in frying pan on high heat until it starts to smoke. Add butter and peppers and onion. Sauté with salt and pepper until vegetables are cooked but crisp and making a sizzling sound. Remove from heat immediately.
  • Set up your burrito building station where each person can put what they want in their burrito. Don't fill up the burritos too much or you won’t be able to fold them. Fold the burrito and fry on all sides on high heat so that the burritos don’t get soggy.