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
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
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?