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One of our New Year’s Resolutions was to eat out less and eat healthier.  My husband has started taking his lunch to work- but he’s getting tired of sandwiches all the time!  So, I decided to make him some chicken burritos…. YUMMY!

These are perfect to make up a whole batch- throw them in the freezer- then he just grabs one out in the morning to take with him.  By lunch time he can just toss it in the microwave for about 2 minutes and he’s got a good, hot, lunch ready to eat!

SO, I’m going to share with you my Simple Chicken Burrito recipe that is perfect for Once A Month Cooking!

Freezer Chicken Burritos – Easy Lunch Recipe

Chicken Burrito Recipe

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Ingredients:

2 Packs of Flour Tortillas (I used whole wheat this last time and he loved them!)

3 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts

1 Jar of Chunky Salsa

1 Cup of Rice (I used brown rice last time to make it healthier)

2 Cups Fat Free Shredded Cheese

1 Can Black Beans

Chicken Burritos

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Directions:

Boil the chicken breast for about 45 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Then take 2 forks and shred the chicken breasts in a bowl (drain the water before shredding).

Mix in the salsa with the shredded chicken.

Cook your rice to desired firmness. (It’s okay to be a little al dente because it will soften a little bit when it’s frozen and reheated).  I added some frozen corn to the rice and it turned out really good!

Now, put together your burritos.  I spread a little bit of rice on the bottom, then top it with the Salsa Chicken, black beans, and shredded cheese.  Then just fold each side in and wrap a paper towel around your burrito.  Then I wrap each burrito in a piece of aluminum foil, put them in a large freezer bag, and toss them in the freezer.

There you go…. easy lunches whenever you need them!  I think next time I might make carnitas (pork) for the stuffing…. my husband LOVES carnitas!

What would you stuff your burritos with?

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Melissa loves getting in the kitchen with her two children and teaching them about food, cooking, and healthy choices. She loves hosting events, traveling, and enjoying all life as to offer. Her latest cookbook "Serendipity Sweets" will be available for purchase in the fall.

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