Make a batch of chicken taquitos to keep in the freezer when you need a quick snack
The freezer is one of the best tools for planning ahead. You can make batches of meals, snacks, breakfasts to have them at the ready. Or if you're not as prepared, at least you can freeze leftovers for another time.
It's no secret that I am obsessed with keeping my freezer full. In fact, I recently just did a little freezer inventory and realized that while I have lots of good things in there, I don't have any easy things on hand.
When I say "easy things" I mean meals or snacks that can be reheated in 5-10 minutes and enjoyed without me having to cook. Even someone that loves to cook can have moments where they can't cook.
Maybe I'm too hungry to think. Maybe I'm too tired to cook. Maybe I just don't feel like cleaning up my inevitable mess.
For whatever reason it is, it's nice to have things in the freezer.
A few things I've recently had in the freezer were Gluten-free Crab Cakes, Greek Quinoa Turkey Burgers, and Sausage, Goat Cheese, and Dried Plum Pizza. I loved having healthy quick meals at the ready, and I knew I needed to make more freezer snacks/meals.
Then I remembered my chicken taquitos that I always make for the freezer.
If you're feeling up for it, make a double batch and then you'll have lots of freezer snacks for the future.
You can thank yourself later.
Freezer Chicken Taquitos
- Preheat oven to 375*F. Line a baking sheet with foil (for easier cleanup)
- Stir together the chicken, salsa, cheese, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt.
- Warm up the tortillas (wrap in a wet paper towel and microwave for about 45-60 seconds). Fill each tortilla with about 3-4 tablespoons of the chicken mixture and roll up. Secure with a toothpick or put on baking sheet seam-side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy immediately, or let cool completely and put in freezer zip top bag or container.
Looking for other freezer-friendly meal ideas? Here you go...
Twice Baked Taco Potatoes (gluten free)
Or the original: Twice Baked Potatoes (gluten free, can be vegetarian)
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala (gluten free, dairy free, can also be vegetarian/vegan)
Avocado Salmon Burgers (gluten free, dairy free)
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Soup (gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian/vegan)
Beef and Hominy Casserole (gluten free, can be dairy free)