Freezer Burritos- Easy Recipe for Lunches

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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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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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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  1. says

    Looks good! Once a month cooking really appeals to me but I haven’t been able to get my plan together yet and dive in. I have been doing a lot more crock-pot dinners though and will be pinning this for menu planning.

    Thanks for linking up to Sharing Saturday!

  2. bettynz says

    I’ve had lots of stuff in burritos but I don’t know if anything beats plain ol’ ground beef. I just found your blog and I’m liking what I see!

  3. Chrishelle Ebner says

    Following from the blog hop. Great recipe. I am trying to do the once a month cooking. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Susan D says

    This is such a great idea! You could also put the chicken and salsa in the slow cooker if you have more time. I love the idea of freezing them and adding the corn to the rice.

    Susan @

  5. Stacey says

    I would add some jalapenos! Looks great! Love the beans in there! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations linky party at Embracing Change!


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