Easy Healthy Freezer Burritos

I like to cook one extra meal each week and stock my freezer. It helps me when I’m in a pinch; I’m sick, traveling or when I just don’t feel like cooking. Occasionally, I like to spend an entire day freezing meals to make weeknight dinners easier but honestly, just adding one extra meal to my freezer each week helps. One meal I like to have in my freezer is chicken burritos. These are great to have because I can use them for dinner or lunch and everyone in the family likes them. Here’s my easy but healthy freezer burritos recipe and you can find a printable version below for your convenience. Feel free to double or triple this recipe depending on how many burritos you want to freeze!

Healthy Freezer Burritos

Ingredients Needed for Healthy Freezer Burritos:

  • 3 organic boneless chicken breasts (I think the organic chicken has more flavor but it is more expensive.)
  • 8 ounces of homemade salsa or jar salsa
  • 1 can of refried beans (make your own refried beans)or substitute with whole 1 cup of whole grain rice cooked
  • 1 cup of shredded Colby cheese
  • 8 count of organic burrito size tortillas
  • Wax paper
  • Freezer bags

How to make the Healthy Freezer Burritos:

  • Place your organic chicken breasts into a large sauce pan and cover them with your salsa.
  • Add a little bit of water to slightly cover the chicken and place over medium heat until you bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Make sure your chicken is white all the way through.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and let cool until you can easily touch it. When cool shred the chicken and add it back to the saucepan.
  • Bring the shredded chicken to a boil until the mixture becomes thick and then remove from the heat. The goal is to burn of the watery mixture and have a thicker filling for your burrito.
  • Lay your tortillas flat so you can begin adding the fillings.
  • Place 3 tablespoons of refried beans or rice onto each tortilla.
  • Place 4 tablespoons for the chicken mixture on top of the beans or rice. You can always use both beans and rice, if you’d like.
  • Sprinkle each tortilla with cheese.
  • Fold in the sides of each tortilla and roll until they are completely closed. I admit, I’m terrible at this part!
  • Wrap each burrito, individually in wax paper.
  • Place the wrapped burritos into a freezer bag.
  • Freeze for 2-3 months.
  • When you’re ready to eat thaw overnight and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
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I like to garnish my burritos with taco sauce and cheese. Serve with a side salad, tortilla chips and fresh fruit! Enjoy! Dinner or lunch can be ready in a pinch!

Easy Healthy Freezer Burritos
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Recipe type: Dinner or Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 8
 
Easy but healthy freezer chicken burritos. I like to garnish my burritos with taco sauce and cheese. Serve with fresh fruit, chips and a vegetable. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  • 3 organic boneless chicken breasts (I think the organic chicken breast has more flavor but it is more expensive.)
  • 8 ounces of homemade salsa or jar salsa
  • 1 can of refried beans or substitute with whole 1 cup of whole grain rice cooked
  • 1 cup of shredded Colby cheese
  • 8 count of organic whole grain burrito size tortillas
  • Wax paper
  • Freezer bags
Instructions
  1. Place your organic chicken breasts into a large sauce pan and cover them with your salsa.
  2. Add a little bit of water to slightly cover the chicken and place over medium heat until you bring it to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Make sure your chicken is white all the way through.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and let cool until you can easily touch. When cool shred the chicken and add it back to the saucepan.
  6. Bring the shredded chicken to a boil until the mixture becomes thick and then remove from the heat. The goal is to burn of the watery mixture and have a thicker filling for your burrito.
  7. Lay your tortillas flat so you can begin adding the fillings.
  8. Place 3 tablespoons of refried beans or rice onto each tortilla.
  9. Place 4 tablespoons for the chicken mixture on top of the beans or rice. You can always use both beans and rice, if you’d like.
  10. Sprinkle each tortilla with cheese.
  11. Fold in the sides of each tortilla and roll until they are completely closed. I admit, I’m terrible at this part!
  12. Wrap each burrito, individually in wax paper.
  13. Place the wrapped burritos into a freezer bag.
  14. Freeze for 2-3 months.
  15. When you’re ready to eat thaw overnight and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
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