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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.

Source: EatingWell.com, September 2018


Recipe Summary

25 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.


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

Nutrition Facts

1 burrito
375 calories; protein 26.5g; carbohydrates 44.3g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 4.3g; fat 8.7g; saturated fat 2.4g; cholesterol 30.3mg; vitamin a iu 1123.8IU; vitamin c 12.4mg; folate 46.8mcg; calcium 291mg; iron 3.6mg; magnesium 69.8mg; potassium 417.4mg; sodium 853.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 lean protein, 1 medium-fat protein, 1/2 fat, 1/2 vegetable