Good Chicken Burrito

Anyone else get the email updates from the Biggest Loser site?

I do. Tuesday I received a recipe for a chicken burrito, turned out to be a really good eat! 

Simple enough and not a lot of ingredients my kind of cooking. This is my take on the recipe. It is pretty much as it came to me I just added the Mrs. Dash seasoning and the jalapenos. 

1 Pound boneless chicken breast, raw, cubed,

   (I sliced mine in strips knowing I was putting them in a  wrap)

Couple of red peppers

Couple of green peppers

Large white or yellow onion

1 Cup of fat free chicken broth (I use Swanson’s low sodium)

Tablespoon or two of olive oil

Few whole wheat wraps

Shredded cheddar cheese

Small can of black beans drained and rinsed

I added, a couple jalapenos and some Mrs. Dash extra spicy blend

Simple, Stir fried the chicken in a skillet with the olive oil. Add the onions, red, green, and jalapeno peppers. Pour the chicken broth over the top,

I seasoned the mixture with the Mrs. Dash spice to taste. Cover and let cook for just a few minutes, keep an eye on it make sure the vegetables stay crisp. Turn the heat off, then add the can of black beans the residual heat will heat the beans.

Lay a wrap on a plate, sprinkle with about an ounce of cheddar cheese, cover with chicken mixture, wrap and eat.

This is a good wrap. Try it, it’s easy to make, easy on the diet, and tasty.


10 responses to this post.

  1. That recipe sounds awesome! Thanks for posting it here! I love the Biggest Loser but do not get emails from their sight…I will have to look into that!



  2. Posted by TNT Man on January 16, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    So different – Exactly the opposite of what I eat. To each his own.

    Enjoy your weekend.


  3. Hello TNT,
    Thanks for the comment. I read your posts on eating and it definitely is different.
    If I look at a stick of butter my cholesterol goes up 5 points. Same with high sodium affects the blood pressure. Vitamin K, Alcohol. I take Wafarin so various things affect the INR reading,. Excessive Carbs blow up the blood sugar. Food is a minefield.
    Recipe like this one works all the way around for me.


  4. I don’t get TBL recipes b/c I’m the laziest cook on the planet- glad this one was good! I love The Biggest Loser though; it’s probably my favorite show, next to The Office.


  5. Posted by Yabby on January 18, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    That looks pretty good. I might have to try that one out.



  6. Posted by TNT Man on January 18, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    My Cholesterol went into the Optimal Range when I went on a high fat – low carb eating regime. But the reality of all of this – what ever works for you. There is no – “one-size-fits-all” eating plan. I just wish the Doctors would figure that one out.

    My son had a valve replacement about 4 or so years ago. Real bumpy road. Glad your health is strong.


  7. I have paid close attention to your posts and others where they have experience eating full fat and eggs, and TNT I do like eggs, with great success. Of course I’m told to steer clear of that stuff by my Doc.
    I read in your post concerning fats slowing down the digestion process, makes sense. I am trying to use apples and salads a half hour before a meal to do about the same thing. I get that theory from the ASB diet plan. Like you said, whatever works. Lately I feel like I’ve hit a wall though. What has been working does not seem to be lately. No matter how much or how little I eat, my weight just stays put. I’d like to drop 8-10 pounds.

    I hope your son is doing well, it can be a real bumpy ride. Certainly something I would never wish on anyone else. Where did he have his surgery done and what did he have installed? Mechanical or tissue?
    I had an On-X mechanical valve and Gel weave Graft put in. Did not want to do this again. I can deal with the Wafarin.
    It’s been 18 months for me and I am feeling I guess like you are supposed to at 50. I know I feel better now then I did a year ago this time. At that time I thought I was doing well.
    The day before surgery I played 4 holes of golf with my boys, riding a cart, and was exhausted. Life is different today.


  8. Posted by TNT Man on January 19, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Columbia Presbyterian, NYC. Bovine Valve. Surgery went perfect – but an interior stitch opened and they had to re-open his chest. Things went south from there. 3 weeks in an induced coma and then a week or more before his mind actually returned. We thought there had been significant brain damage. Thankfully not – he is OK now.

    Glad all is well with yours. Quality of Life is always the issue.

    Physicians are BIG on the low fat concept which has been held to be bull shit. So many other directions to go in – but – you have issues that others do not have so – stick with what your doc says. An apple will spike your sugar. Try fiber capsules pre meal with a full glass of water. Will hit your stomach and expand.


  9. Tnt Man,

    The way your son’s surgery went was certainly not the way it was initially drawn up. That is about a tough a one as I have heard of. He is very fortunate to have lived through that whole ordeal. I hope he stays well for a long time.

    I almost feel guilty admitting that I should be the poster child for an easy experience. They tell me that attaching the Aortic graft to the type of valve I had installed was a tricky maneuver, but it went off without a hitch. I had virtually no complications.

    The guy beside me for 6 days, almost died. I was on a field coaching middle school football 17 days off the table. I went to the hospital expecting to die. Enough about that.

    Couple of numbers; Last June my Cholesterol was 233, for 10 years I’ve followed a low carb diet to a degree. I started in June following more closely the ABS Diet and then kicked in my Doc’s recommendations on virtually as little fat as possible. Started on a Statin. A month ago I was 187, my target is under 150, LDL is OK, HDL is 35, too low, triglycerides are still real poor in the mid 350’s.

    My exercise intervals and intensity are twice what they were 6 months ago, especially after joining the 52DC’s. Of course even with a weight loss and a noticeable body change, Statin gets all the recognition.

    I’m going to stay the course set out right now to see where it leads. I feel good.

    Thanks for the advice on the fiber pill, I will give it a try. Your right about the sugar spike from the apples, I eat apples and bananas as much for the potassium.

    Be well. My best to your son.


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