Saturday, April 14, 2018

10 Easy Chicken Recipes

Hi All!
I've gotten a lot of questions about what I make using either a rotisserie chicken or an oven-baked chicken. I mentioned over on my Instagram that I usually buy a whole roasting chicken when they're on sale and cook it at the beginning of the week, then I use the chicken in my meals throughout the rest of the week. Below are 10 meals using cooked chicken. Some of these recipes are ones I've found on Pinterest and made numerous times and some are my own recipes. They're all delicious and fairly easy! Enjoy

1 // Oven Baked Chicken Tacos

I have made these more times than I can count! They're absolutely delicious and pretty foolproof to make. I will say these are on the spicier side so if you don't care for spicy foods use the normal taco seasoning vs. the hot and spicy kind! Click HERE for the recipe. 

2 // Chicken Salad Wraps
Chicken salad is one of the best uses of cooked chicken. It's great to prepare it to have for lunches for the week! I like to serve it either on a wrap or large lettuce leaves. Adjust the amounts of ingredients based on the amount of chicken you use. Here is what I put in my Chicken Salad:
Chicken Salad:
Diced Chicken
Mayo - use enough to coat the chicken
Sliced Green Grapes
Ground Pepper
Garlic Powder

3 // Mushroom Risotto With Chicken 

This dish is insanely delicious! Everyone I've made it for has loved it. This is great for a "fancier" at home meal as it is a little time consuming- but so worth it! I start with base Mushroom Rissoto recipe and then add about a cup of cooked diced chicken! Click HERE for the risotto recipe.  

4 // Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Kyle loved this recipe so its man approved! It was a nice change from the typical tacos! I will say it is a very rich recipe & I could only eat one taco. Click HERE for the recipe.

5 // Chicken Avocado Burritos
These are one of my favorites! I love the blend of the creamy cheese & sour cream with the salsa! I serve these generally with my favorite cauliflower tots as a replacement for fries. Click HERE for the recipe. 

6 // Chicken Caesar Salad

Pretty self-explanatory but I love chicken caesar salad. I'll either make up a large salad with fresh romaine hearts, parmesan, chicken, and caesar dressing or I'll make up the salad and put it into a wrap for a more filling meal. Either way, it's delicious and so easy!

7 // Chicken With Gravy
No recipe needed for this! I like to slice up some chicken, heat it, and serve it up with gravy, mashed potatoes and a veggie like green beans. Super easy and so delicious.

8 // Chicken Fried Rice
For this, you can cook up some white rice and then in a frying pan add a package of frozen veggies, 1 egg and then toss in some chicken & your rice and season with soy sauce, it's that easy! I usually use low sodium soy sauce as the normal is too salty for me. 

9 // BBQ Chicken Pizza

 This pizza is one of my favorites! I start by rolling out my pizza dough and then add BBQ sauce, fresh mozzarella, diced chicken, and sauteed red onions. 

 10 // Chicken Cobb Salad 

Cobb salads are a great use of chicken! I love this salad because it's so filling! You can pretty much add any ingredients you'd like but I love to add chicken, bacon, avocado, tomato, egg, and blue cheese crumbles. Yum!

What are your favorite uses for chicken?