“She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.” ESV Proverbs 31:15
By: Jennifer Mullen
This post is not as extensive as part one, but I want to show you how you use leftover chicken in a couple different way. Disclaimer: in our home, we could eat Mexican dishes every meal. These two meals and snack may not seem different to you, but they are different enough to us that it is not boring.
- 2 chicken breast
- 1 can of chicken broth
- 1 packet of McCormick chicken taco seasoning
Combine the three ingredients in a crock pot and cook for 6-8 hours on low. Shred the chicken one hour before it is done so that it can fully soak in the flavors and juices. (I plan on using this as a base to make a chicken soup someday when I figure out what I want to do.)
Here is what we can do with two chicken breast:
- shredded chicken
- taco shells (We use Mission Blue Corn and Flax Seed soft taco shells)
- toppings (cheese, salsa, lettuce, black beans, etc.)
When I was in weight loss mode, we would have these once a week. With very little cheese and sour cream, the calorie count is 200 calories per taco.
Also, my kids don’t like chicken so we open a can of re-fried beans and make them bean burritos.
My husband plays basketball one evening a week with some of the guys from church. When he gets home, he enjoys a plate of nachos with some of the leftover chicken and re-fried beans.
- shredded chicken
- soft tortillas (We use Great Value flour tortillas)
- Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Cream- Santa Fe Blend
- 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans
I put this together while cleaning up on chicken taco night. I can pop it in the oven for a quick dinner the next night, or I can freeze it for later.
Again, because my kids don’t eat chicken I saved back some of the black beans and served cheese quesadillas with a side of beans and rice to them.
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