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4 Leftover Chicken Recipes

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

If you are a hardcore athlete or weightlifter, it is important that you eat a lot of healthy food such as chicken and veggies. But if you find yourself getting bored of or intimidated by the thought of eating so much chicken, you might be forgetting fun recipes like chicken noodle soup and chicken enchiladas to make from leftover chicken breast and rotisserie chicken. Chicken doesn’t have to be boring at all if you just put a little love and fun into your heart and into your meal. Here are 4 leftover chicken recipes that will be sure to blow your mind!

 

As a tip, it can be good to get chicken meat that comes with the bones and collect the bones for broth. Bone broth is a great way to replenish the body and refuel its need for the rich minerals that come from breaking down the bones. It helps to recharge the adrenal system and keep an athlete pumped up and ready for another intense training session. It is also great at helping people recuperate and now you’re using every part of the chicken from the meat to the bones! Decreasing food waste is great for you and for our environment.

 

Poultry is easier to digest than red meat and is probably in the top ten most versatile foods that exist. Curry soup, salad with chicken, chicken caesar (in all its forms), easy chicken taco, Thai chicken—you could name chicken recipes all day off the top of your head and not run out. It is high in protein and is a decent source of saturated fat. That high level of protein can be dehydrating though so make sure to drink lots of water and get lots of magnesium and fiber through eating vegetables. Dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables are great for that which include broccoli, Brussel sprouts, spinach, and cabbage. 

 

If you had a fun time trying these chicken recipes for quick and easy meals throughout the day,  please drop me a comment or send me a message. I would love to hear from you! Keep happy and healthy! Bon appetit!

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CHICKEN LASAGNA

Ingredients

for 2 servings (in a 17.5oz jar):

  • 6oz cooked chicken breast (shredded in a food processor)
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese (part skim milk)
  • 1 cup Simple Truth basil marinara/pasta sauce
  • 1/8 cup reduced fat Simple Truth mozzarella
Steps

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Calories
290
Protein
38g
Fat
8g
Carbs
15g
Sodium
-
Fiber
3g
Sugar
8g
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KETO CHICKEN ALFREDO (HIGH FAT RECIPE)

Ingredients
  • 5oz cooked chicken breast (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • fresh basil (optional)
  • Garnish:
    • parsley
    • pepper
Steps
Calories
675
Protein
57g
Fat
46g
Carbs
10g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
5g
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SPICY PEANUT BUTTER CHICKEN

Ingredients

for 1 serving:

  • 6oz cooked chicken breast (chopped into small pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons Simple Truth peanut powder
  • 3 teaspoons arrowroot starch
    • 1 teaspoon sprinkled on chicken (while it cooks)
    • 2 teaspoons in the sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Garnish:
    • brown rice
    • lime
Steps
Calories
402
Protein
60g
Fat
11g
Carbs
15g
Sodium
-
Fiber
3g
Sugar
3g
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AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD

Ingredients

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 6oz cooked chicken breast (shredded in a food processor)
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • fresh lime juice (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
    • whole wheat pita bread
    • tomatoes & mixed greens
Steps
Calories
290
Protein
28g
Fat
16g
Carbs
10g
Sodium
-
Fiber
7g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.