Easy Chicken Burritos (Perfect for the Freezer!)

As I sat down to write this post, I could think of nothing exciting to say about these Easy Chicken Burritos.  Therefore, I have decided to see if I can win “The Most Boring Blog Post Ever Award”.  Most of this post has nothing to do with burritos, but really, there’s only so much a person can say about burritos.   See look – there they sit:

Here is my very boring post:

Today I cleaned my ceiling fans and dust bunnies fell down onto the math books below.  It was gross.  When I got the mail this morning, most of it was junk mail so I put it directly into the recycling.  We can’t find Malachi’s left tennis shoe.  Today I’m wearing a brown shirt.  I have a lot of brown shirts.  I like brown.

I gouged my thumb on a kitchen cabinet yesterday.  It hurts.  Today I bonked it again.  That hurt worse.  The weather today is nice.  Tomorrow it might get cooler.  I need to pick green beans.  And tomatoes.

I picked up our Azure Standard order today.  We got a box of strawberries.  They are good.  Somehow we got strawberry juice on our kitchen floor tonight.  I wiped it up.

I did four loads of laundry yesterday.  They aren’t folded yet.  Asa’s jeans are all too short.  So are Elias’.  So are Justus’.  Kids grow fast.

We have crickets in our house.  They are loud.

Here is a burrito recipe.  These taste good.  They are pretty much exactly like the Bean and Cheese Burritos and Beef and Cheese Burritos I’ve already written about, except that instead of using beans or beef, you use chicken.

(Told ya it was boring.  Although that part about the weather was really pretty exciting.  Except for not really.)

Easy Chicken Burritos

10 whole wheat tortillas (one batch homemade)
2 cups cooked chicken
1 cup shredded cheese (I use white cheddar)
1 cup salsa
Sea salt and/or chili powder to taste

Chop cooked chicken into tiny pieces or run it through a food processor.  Stir together shredded chicken, cheese, salsa and spices.  Spoon mixture into a warm, soft tortilla.  Wrap and serve.


We like freezing these burritos, then rewarming them for quick lunches.  To rewarm:  Place desired number of burritos on a baking stone or cookie sheet.  Heat in a 350° oven for about 15 minutes or until slightly brown, crispy and hot.

What’s the most boring thing you can think of to tell me right now?  Or maybe the most exciting?  (If your laundry is folded and put away, I don’t want to hear about it.  Over-achievers.)

Comments

  1. Leslie K. says

    I’m just going to say that your post was *hilarious* to read…making me think of a certain young student-of-my-home’s recent writing assignment! Too funny…I think I’ll read it again now!

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    Amber S Reply:

    That is exactly what I was going to say, as my son is behind me struggling with a writing assignment! Made me laugh and brought a much-needed smile to my face right now! Oh, and the laundry is folded and put away- thanks to my daughter! :)

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  2. judy says

    I love brown. My 45 year old son wears brown every day. He drives a UPS truck.:~D When you think brown, think “presents”. Every UPS driver is the son (or daughter) of some lovely mother. Smile, even the boring things of life are funny.

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  3. Jackie Leyba says

    Now that I’m a wife & mother, especially a mother to a very active 4 year old, boring is GREAT!!!! Boring means that no one had to go to the ER that day! Boring means that nothing got broken. Boring mean that everything is “normal”. Everyone is right here, it’s the boring times that are the best & quite literally the most funny!!!
    Laura, you are an inspiration for us all and you also make it clear that we are not all perfect and that it’s ok that we’re not.
    I don’t have toys in the living room. I just have one toy. A Little Tikes 3 hole mini golf course. My living room is a golf course. A bright green & yellow golf course with a windmill, clown face, & another little flippy thing. Oh & the golf course doubles as a car race track or a Monster Truck obstacle course. Pretty much whatever the imagination of a 4 year old says it is. At least he keeps his other toys put away.

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  4. Lisa says

    I LOVED THIS POST! This is my life!!!! (ha,ha!)

    As a side note, how do you get your homemade tortillas to be so pliable? I’ve made homemade tortillas several times and they just crack and break! What am I doing wrong? Yours look so nice and seem to work well with whatever you decide to make with them! Thanks again, so much, for the great posts, even if you think they’re boring. . . . .WE LOVE ‘EM!

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    Laura Reply:

    Mine get stiff after I refrigerate them, so if I want to make burritos, I make them right away when the tortillas are fresh out of the skillet.

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  5. Paula L. says

    Okay, i was just watching comedians on Godtube and Youtube.I have 5 children at home and (clean)laundry all over the couch, it was on the(dirty) floor. I read your post which was so funny. Thanks for bringing life to my email. And inspiring me to get off my rear.

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  6. Laurie :) says

    Hey–just wanted to say that the boring times make the fun times better. The boring stuff has to get done some time. If it were all excitement and chaos, I think our adrenals would fail us! Laurie :) Keep smilin’

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  7. Erin says

    I’m sorry, but you’re funny even when you’re boring. Sorry about your finger, though. And boring is good but I can understand when you’re writing a blog you look for something exciting. But I relate to people most like myself. Homeschooling, homebodies, busy cooking, doing laundry, etc. I have a single friend who is on her 4th cruise this year. Love her to death and we get lots of geography out of her postcards that she is so faithful to send. But without her, we wouldn’t know that life like that existed!! Hehe. I’ve been changing diapers for 15 years. And I’ve breastfed children for over a decade but sadly not right now. My boys are busy praying for another sister. hehe.

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  8. Blair says

    Today has been boring around here too. Last night I put away a playpen full of laundry… but that’s all I got done BC my 2 yr old bit my 4 yr old pinkie so hard there were little holes in the poor guys finger.. and that ended the fighting they had been doin all day!

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  9. Christa says

    You want to talk about boring? How about pairing socks for a family of seven (six of the seven are girls!). Every week I do laundry and can’t bring myself to sit down and finish pairing the socks. The seem to follow me around from room to room because I fully intend to finish this tedious job. I also have a bag full of socks that somehow have lost their mate and I’m saving them up with the hope that one day they will once again be reunited.

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    mom of two Reply:

    Don’t know the ages of your girls, but I bet at least several could
    help you. My 3 yr old can find all her clothes in a pile of laundry.
    If they’re little, make it a game. Put the pile of socks on
    a bed and have them race to each find their own and match them up.
    Whoever gets theirs matched up and put away the fastest gets a treat,
    or is simply “the winner”. Just a thought. :)

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    Jessica Reply:

    I had that same problem… now it is my 9 year olds chore once a week and we are all the happier.

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    Gabrielle Reply:

    Sounds like it’s time for a sock folding party! I’m one of 7 kids, so we had this problem too. On a Friday night or some other time when the family was together watching TV or a movie, she would suddenly dump the basket of socks out in front of us. She called it a sock folding party (because she makes everything fun), and the work got done pretty quickly.

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    Amy Reply:

    Ahhh, socks. Yuck! Recently we played catch the sock. With seven
    children there were lots. I threw the socks, trying to hit them
    in the face. They loved it and the socks even got put away in a race.

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    Cindy Reply:

    I don’t have too many socks, but I once read that you should give each family member a mesh laundry bag (the kind used for washing delicates)and as they take off their dirty socks, they go in the bag. On laundry day, zip everyone’s bags closed and toss them in the washer, then the dryer. EAch person just has to match up their own socks.

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    Dione Reply:

    We write initials on our socks to make sorting easier. My hubby actually numbers his, he wants to know if he ever sees the same one twice he told me:) Other than school, I have only accomplished canning this week. 17 quarts of pickles yesterday, 7 quarts of peach/pears today so far, and another 16 quarts of peaches and pears Monday. Nectarines for tomorrow. Boring is a blessing, I love those days.

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    Christa Reply:

    Only canning? You’re making my head spin just thinking about it. Some of you women really are SuperMoms!

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    Christa Reply:

    We did just start putting initials on our socks but the old ones are mixed in. Everyone knows who’s socks are who’s it’s just the HUGE mountain that sometimes seems overwhelming. I just want to shut my eyes and run away screaming!

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    Lyndsay Reply:

    Our family has a “sock basket” that all the socks get thrown in while I fold clothes. I thought that I was a wierdo, until I figured out the my sisters and several aunts have sock baskets that they dig all their socks out of. I figure it must be genetic!

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    Alisha Reply:

    glad to know I am not the only one who has a sock basket! lol

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    Crystal Reply:

    I have never figured out the missing sock mystery either!
    We have an “unpaired socks” basket now in our house. We USED to have a sock basket, but they rarely got paired… As an incentive to the kids, they get a nickel for each pair of socks that they pair AND put away. (Only ones without pairs are allowed to go in the basket.) Amazingly enough, those socks get paired and put away almost like magic now! Even mine! I love it!

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  10. Amy says

    Hi Laura! One hint about cleaning ceiling fans…get a pillow case and put it around the fan blades as you dust….all the bunnies are trapped inside and you can just throw it into the wash!

    The burritos look yummy!

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    Melanie Reply:

    Awesome idea!

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  11. says

    We are on the same page – I’m dusting the fans in my house this week, and I was just talking about freezing food today also. My kids’ jeans are also too short – thank God for fall clearance sales!

    I love making freezer burritos, I’m glad you do too! I would add some veggies to it, cause I need some fiber in there.

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  12. Melanie says

    I love to make this same sort of recipe. It’s so easy to throw in the freezer. I don’t usually freeze the tortilla, just because they’re easy to fill and I enjoy them fresh.

    One thing we do add to ours is the leftover spanish rice and black beans. I usually throw these together with the leftovers from a chicken or ground turkey taco night. I always make enough rice so there is left overs. Then I throw in a drained can of black beans and give it all a quick mix and bag it up and throw it in the freezer. When it comes out I add the cheese before it goes into the oven, though you could do it when you originally mix it all up.

    Makes your meat go a lot farther and gives you whole grains if you use brown rice and fiber with the beans. Just a thought I thought I’d pass on.

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  13. Stephany says

    What a great post. My day has been awesome: I went to my first BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) class for this year and really sense that God is leading me in a way that I somehow “get”. Then got home with my almost 2yr old and sat down to have lunch. When requested to sit down in his chair (it has a buckle so he can’t fall out, :)) he climbs up in the other chair next to me to sit like a big boy. Normally I would have moved him to a “safe” spot but for some reason today I am being “flexible”. He sat there and ate all of his lunch and I had the best lunch date today.

    Anyway, thanks again for another incredible recipe and for adding more laughter to my day. BTW, I got 3 loads of laundry done yesterday but there were still about 4 or 5 waiting for me today. They have been started though.

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  14. Kathy says

    I pray that tomorrow I may have as boring of a day as you. Our life is far from boring in a negative way right now :-) Thanks for the chuckle, I needed it!

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  15. says

    Boring is good. I’ve had a very exciting 2011–lots of health issues for family members and an emergency, life-saving lung surgery for my son (when he was 6 weeks old). Boring is so wonderful. Trust me. I LOVE my boring life right now.

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  16. Melissa says

    Loved your post, would like to have a little more boring and a little less “Go! Go! Go!” lately. Ah, well….such is life. Busy makes you appreciate boring, and vice versa.

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    Laura Reply:

    Yeah, life’s been crazy for us too – it’s the burritos that are boring (although I sure am happy to have them in the freezer on these busy days!).

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  17. Christa says

    Thanks for all the great replies to my sock dilemma. You girls are too funny. So do I win the most boring contest? hahaha

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  18. says

    It’s raining outside and pretty cold. My little boy is sleeping…again. I have nowhere to go and no care to get there. It’s a slow day. Is that boring enough for you? :)

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  19. jenn foy says

    I made your homemade macaroni and cheese and served it with a carrot. Not peeled, not cut up, not cooked. Just a carrot. It was pretty boring :)

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  20. Samantha says

    I’ve been slowly getting the fall items put up around my house, the winter blankets washed and ready and my shelves ready for my azure order next week =] My husband just took my 2 year old out “shooting” (they never actually bring home anything, she just likes to drive around in “My dada’s ruck” =] Nice almost fall boring day here =]

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  21. says

    For boring it made me smile….a lot! I guess we all live a little big “boring” lives lol

    A trick I do for Chicken enchiladas is I pressure cook chicken breasts to death (they are dead when I put them in fyi) I add a palm, probably somewhere a tsp and tbl of chili powder, a red onion, some garlic, some salt, some pepper, some cumin, and whatever other spice is at the front of the cabinet in my dumping mode.

    When I’m making a lot, or am just a little lazy, or well both…I put the very soft breasts in a food processors and after a couple of pulses it is beautifully shredded.

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  22. Angie says

    Do you re-heat them at 350 for 15 minutes from frozen? Or do you thaw? I just made a bunch and popped them in the freezer. Also, do you cover with foil in the oven to keep tortillas soft?

    Thanks! I’m sure the answers to these questions are super obvious to some!!

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    Laura Reply:

    I don’t thaw them first, I just put them directly into the oven from the freezer!
    I don’t cover them, I like to let them get a little crispy! :)

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  23. Tracy Moore says

    Just wanted you to know that I LOVE your blog. Love your humor about as much as I do your wonderful recipes. I’m a homeschooling mom of 4 boys, married to a pastor, and trying to feed my family healthy alternatives too. Just went to a refresher course on milling wheat and baking yummy foods. It was just the little “spark” that I needed to persevere in a busy time in our lives. Thanks again for your blog and your recipes. I’m so appreciative.

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  24. Lisa says

    Hi. I was just reading your blog after months of not receiving it (I thought I didn’t have time to read and cook, etc because of a new full time job). I have to say THANK YOU. :P I just loved it. Your humor has always made me smile and today was no exception. The only question I have is, how do I sign up to get your daily blog/e-news (or whatever you call it) again? I really miss you.

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    You can subscribe to receive emails if you would like. On the right hand column of the website there is a space that says “subscribe.” Under that there are 5 different icons. Click on the yellow envelope and it will take you to a page where you put in the email address you would like the posts delivered to. You will start receiving new posts as Laura writes them!

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