Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cook once, Eat twice: Chicken part 2

With all that precooked chicken left over from yesterday, why not try one of these simple meals that are tasty and easy on the budget?

Chicken Fajitas

Saute onions and peppers in a large skillet. Add sliced chicken. Place mixture in warm tortillas and top with cheese.

Stir Fry
Saute broccoli, carrot match sticks, snow peas, sliced onions and garlic. Add diced chicken. Toss with Teriyaki sauce.

Easy Chicken Bake
Place chicken in gravy and bake at 350 or place in a slow cooker until hot. Serve with mashed potatoes or shred chicken and serve over waffles, biscuits or noodles.

Chicken Penne with Alfredo Sauce and Broccoli
In a small pot, heat or make Alfredo sauce, add sliced chicken. Cook penne according to package instructions. In the last few minutes of cooking add frozen broccoli and boil until tender. Toss penne, broccoli and Alfredo sauce in large bowl.

This was one of the first meals I learned how to make. It is easy and yields great results every time. I am having this one for dinner tonight (It is one of Adam's favorites.)

I hope this has helped you not only to come up with new ways to handle leftovers, but has helped you to think about planning ahead. I know it is especially helpful for us to plan ahead when our schedules are hectic. If not, we end up ordering out, or hitting a drive thru, neither of which are health goals for us.

Happy Cooking!


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