Freeze and Eat: Chicken Avocado Burritos

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I mentioned in my last post that we’re trying to eat together as a family at least four times per week. This is nearly impossible given our schedules, but we’ve found if we’re willing to eat a little early or late, we can make it happen. Also, there are nights like last night, when we all eat together but it’s, um… in the car.

Yep, order up for the family of five in their big SUV, please?

This happens at least once per week, so I pack my kids and hubby their “dinner buckets” and these chicken burritos often make an appearance. I can make them in large quantities in advance, and just pull them out of the freezer early in the day to pack for dinner. (They would also make great lunches.) They freeze beautifully and thaw like a dream.

Last night we pulled out our buckets in the car and had the exact same discussion we would have had at our dinner table. (And the exact same bickering between children.) The only difference? We were in the parking lot of an indoor soccer field maximizing the 30 minutes we had free between church and soccer! Yay for family dinner in the car!

(Boo for the food mess in mommy’s clean car though…)

p.s., Don’t skip the step where you brown the finished burritos in a touch of oil. It makes such a difference.

Freeze and Eat: Chicken Avocado Burritos

Freeze and Eat: Chicken Avocado Burritos


2 cups cooked and shredded chicken

1 cup shredded cheese (I use Mexican blend)

2 tablespoons cilantro-chopped

2 avocados -diced

2 tablespoons sour cream

salt and pepper to taste

6 large tortillas

1 tablespoon oil


Mix the chicken, cheese, cilantro, avocados and sour cream. Don't be afraid to really get in there and mash it up. Lay out a tortilla and spread about 1/6 of the mixture in the center of the tortilla. Wrap up like a burrito. Repeat until all burritos are wrapped.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil into a pan and brown tortillas, one at a time, in the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes on medium-high heat. Flip on the other side and cook for another minutes or until tortillas are golden.

If you are going to freeze them, let cool and wrap individually in foil. Place in plastic freezer bag and seal. You can thaw several ways...we usually just take one out of the freezer the night before and let it thaw in the fridge. But if you're in a hurry you can microwave on 30% power for 3-4 minutes. (Remove all foil first and cover with a paper towel.)

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