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Homemade Freezer Friendly Taquitos

Written by COA Nutrition Team On March 19, 2021

The perfect solution for nights you don’t want to cook! These homemade healthy freezer-friendly taquitos are a much better alternative to store-bought frozen taquitos. But they’re just as easy to pull out of the freezer in a moment of need!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2-pound chicken breast
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1 cup pinto beans
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • 14 tortilla, whole wheat

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook and shred chicken. I cooked mine in the slow cooker on low for 7 hours with 1/4 cup chicken broth, but you can cook chicken any way you like.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. and spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Chop the red pepper into small pieces. Rinse and drain beans.
  3. Mix together chicken, beans, red bell pepper, Greek yogurt, tomatillo salsa, cumin, and cheese.
  4. Divide mixture evenly between 14 (6 inches) tortillas. Put the mixture in a line down the middle of the tortilla and roll tightly.
  5. Place seam side down on a large baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with avocado, sour cream, and/or salsa.
  6. If freezing, allow cooling. Then place taquitos in a single layer in a large zip-lock bag (or two) and freeze. To reheat, either microwave for about 2-4 minutes (time varies based on how many are being re-heated) or bake at 450°F. for around 10 minutes, checking regularly to make sure they do not burn.

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Create Zones

If you regularly bake, having a cooking area and a baking area could make both processes much easier. Your cooking zone can include all the things you use to make regular meals, like your chopping board, knives, and cooking spray. Meanwhile, your baking zone can hold flour, sugar, and dry measuring cups. Though you may use items from one zone while cooking in the other, this kind of set up will still cut down on unnecessary movement around your kitchen.

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