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Transform leftover chicken into a hearty burrito filling! You will be thrilled to have a stash of frozen burritos on hand that you can microwave for an instant healthy lunch or on-the-go dinner for a busy night.

Lauren Grant
Source: EatingWell.com, September 2018
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until the onion starts to soften, about 2 minutes. Add beans, water and chipotle; bring to a simmer, mashing slightly with the back of a spatula. Stir in chicken and kale; cook until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in Cheddar, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice and salt.

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  • Spread 3/4 cup filling on the bottom third of each tortilla, then roll tightly, burrito-style. Individually wrap the burritos tightly in foil and place in a sealable plastic bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.

  • To reheat one frozen burrito, unwrap and transfer to a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel and microwave on High until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Tips

To make ahead: Prepare through Step 2 and freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

375.4 calories; protein 26.5g 53% DV; carbohydrates 44.3g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 4.3g; fat 8.7g 13% DV; saturated fat 2.4g 12% DV; cholesterol 30.3mg 10% DV; vitamin a iu 1123.8IU 23% DV; vitamin c 12.4mg 21% DV; folate 46.8mcg 12% DV; calcium 291mg 29% DV; iron 3.6mg 20% DV; magnesium 69.8mg 25% DV; potassium 417.4mg 12% DV; sodium 853.8mg 34% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.

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