Who doesn’t love delicious easy meals that you can make in half an hour? I have some GREAT shortcuts here to help making dinner time a breeze with this Chicken Burrito Bowl.
Every home cook has a few tricks up their sleeve to make meal times easier on everyone. For me I use a lot of recipe bases and quick convenient products that mean I have less time in the kitchen and more time doing the other 99 things on my list!
The other thing I love doing is making a little go a long way, in today’s meal for example I used just 500 grams of chicken thighs and one small packet of Maggi 2 Minute Noodles, but bulked it out with so many veges that it stretches to easily feed our family of 5! So it makes a quick meal without the huge expense and fancy ingredients. Keep these simple ideas in mind next time you are in store.
I have a confession that I, like MANY Kiwi households, love using the MAGGI recipe bases, everything from Beef Strogonoff, Apricot Chicken to the kids favourite, Devilled Sausages. They have come a long way over the years and are a great product to have in the pantry for nights you are needing inspiration. They can also be used in the slow cooker so that is great for us. They are made with real herbs and spices.
Today I decided I would use the MAGGI Chicken Burrito flavour base and create a one pot (almost) family meal. It meant that I could jam even more goodness into dinner time than creating burritos on their own! This flavour base has a slight bit of heat, but is beautifully enhanced by the sweet vegetable combination of onions, tomatoes, carrots, capsicum and spinach.
You could easily leave it there and serve, but for some added flavour I created a tasty garnish with some crunch and freshness with cucumber, tomato and finally avocado for a creamy finish. You could use whatever was in season, even add some frozen vege at the end if you preferred! This is a totally forgiving recipe idea that you can amend to the tastes of your family.
Regarding the noodles, yes I used MAGGI 2 Minute Noodles!!! So many families I know have these in the cupboard, lots of kids have these as an after school snack. But over the years they have had a BIG makeover in terms of ingredients and nutrition. MAGGI have bought out a new range of Wholegrain for their 2 Minute Noodles, there are obvious benefits of consuming more wholegrains, but they have also listened and the salt is considerably lower than other brands. One packet can go a long way! Where in the past we might have made up a few packets and served this meal over the top of noodles now we incorporate it and ensure our plates are at least half full of veges and our protein and noodle portion so much less than in the past! This creates a simple perfectly proportioned dinner.
You can use the flavour sachet from the MAGGI 2 Minute Noodles or leave it out! I left it out today, but you could easily add it for more depth of flavour.
So onto the recipe, feel free to add or omit ingredients, this is such a lovely recipe base you could have some fun!
This is such a simple wholesome dish, providing a perfect balance for a family meal. Leaves you feeling satisfied without the pasta overload!
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this recipe and of course a huge Thank You to MAGGI for partnering with me to share this meal with my readers, I had so much fun creating it!
You can find all of the MAGGI products I used at your local supermarket.
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Thanks to MAGGI for making this delicious post possible. CONGRATULATIONS to Jasmine Cobby! I hope that you have some great ideas from this recipe and more uses for the yummy MAGGI meal bases and noodles.
Saving! As a single working mama I love dinners like this! Simple, fast but TASTY!
Liz Redley says
We love the maggi gravy mixes, cos I’m too lazy to make it from scratch! But one of my all time favourites is the potato bake recipe mixes… except I add kumera, carrots and sometimes pumpkin yuuuuum ?
This sounds delicious! My family loves the beef stroganoff we use it all the time!
Definitely deviled sausages even if I still throw in my bits and pieces 🙂 and brown onion gravy when I feel like pub meal – sausages, chips and egg 🙂
We love the maggi devilled sausages sachet. I’d love to win this!
Jasmine Cobby says
I love the slow cooker bases… so yummy! I didn’t know they had wholemeal noodles now!! I’ll definitely be trying those! This recipe looks so yummy! I’ll have to put that on my meal plan for next month and give it a try!!
Chicken cacciatore, beef stroganoff and the Mediterranean meatballs. Plus you can’t be the classic onion soup with reduced cream to make “kiwi dip”
Definitely the Devilled Sausages recipe base! Have tried other brands but Maggi tastes the best!!
Tom Jackson says
I love the apricot chicken recipe base. So easy and delicious. It feeds the whole family – even my fussy 7 year old who hardly eats and meat and mr 15 months who gets most of it on the floor but loves it too.
Justine Duncan says
In our house it’s the gravy. And while this might sound weird, the best way to do it is one roast meat gravy and one roast chicken gravy. It’s amazing with mashed taters.
Leah Cushen says
Kia ora, Anna. My whanau just loves Maggi meal recipe bases! They are so delicious and are a quick and convenient option for a tired, busy cook. We have two favourites at our house-Mexican Nachos and Chicken Burritos. They are a tasty treat for the fussiest of eaters and a great pick me up for the mid-week blues. Happy cooking 🙂
Sam boyde says
I like the potato bake mixes. We had the three cheese one tonight with some sausages and veggies. Jazzes up a meal nicely.
Wholegrain two minute noodles are popular in our house. Also soup mixes for use in meals.
Anna Stone says
Our daughters like Mac n Cheese and 2 Minute Noodles. My husband uses the 2 Minute Noodles in his stir frys 🙂
Um just one Maggi Product? Lol
I really like how the Maggi meal bases can easily be thrown in the slow cooker. Could you ask Maggi to bring the Green Maggi Fusion noodles back in the 5pks please? My kids loved them. Ooh and the sweet n sour noodles haha
I shall have a chat to them for you lol!
Emily Taylor says
The devilled sausages are always a winner
My all time favourite Maggi product and must have in the pantry is ……. “Brown onion gravy” !!!!!
It’s something that brings back memories growing up (my dad used to used it 5 times out of 7 nights a week).
We all adore BROWN ONION GRAVY!!!
That’s so cool!
I use the Maggi Tomato Soup satchet and put a couple of lamb shanks into a plastic bag, add the dried soup mix to coat shanks, then place all in crockpot, along with other various ingredients – makes a delicious flavoursome dish!
What a great idea!
Charmaine Willis-Croft says
Lovely, I’d love to give this a go! Maggi recipes bases were a staple in my household for many years. I loved their Chicken Chasseur and chicken cacciatore sachets. I haven’t used them for several years now as I started making my own sauces and bases. So nice to see you incorporate it into making a lovely, healthy fresh meal. This post has made me rethink my aversion to sachets. They really are a timesaver for busy families!
They really can be!
I love their slow cooker recipe bases
Yes! They are so good, in fact lots can be changed to slow cooker meals