On April 22 we will celebrate Earth Day, and millions of people across the globe will engage in activities that “celebrate” and appreciate our planet. I want to touch on a topic that is often overlooked (in many parts of the world), food waste. In the US alone, it is estimated that we throw away about 70 billion pounds of food each year. While some of it may be necessary because the food spoils, often times it’s because we get tired of eating the food we initially purchased.
To that end, one of the foods I hear people complain about most often is – dry chicken breasts. I’m guilty of tossing it out too – there’s not enough hot sauce in the world that can help us choke it down! Lol However, with a few tweaks in the kitchen – and by chopping it up into smaller bites – I find that you can actually enjoy the chicken breasts that once tasted like tires.
Here are 4 easy leftover chicken recipes to get the wheels in your head turning so you can make your own, better versions to compliment your diet! I kept the serving sizes small because you generally only have 1 or 2 chicken breasts left at the end of the week and the recipes are pretty streamlined, requiring very little effort and using store-bought ingredients. I purchased everything from my local Kroger (Ralph’s, Fred Meyers, Fry’s, etc) so items should be easy to find.
Always adjust portions to compliment your needs. In general per serving, average adult male consumes 5oz to 7oz cooked chicken breast and average adult female between 3oz to 5oz cooked chicken breast per serving.