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Chicken 3 Ways

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One of the most exicting purchases we’ve been able to make recently was a nice sized grill. After a traditional Labor Day BBQ With Burgers, hot dogs, wings, baked beans, and Mama Carol’s totally amazing potato salad (which is so easy to make- but will have everyone asking for the recipe!) the next night we decided to grill up some bone in chicken breast. It was delicious! I threw it in a bag with some Mojo marinade over night, and then tossed the raw chicken on the grill, served with some corn on the cob and left over baked beans it was an easy weeknight dinner that didn’t take too much work to make it delicious.
Fast forward a couple days later, and there is still left over grilled chicken in the fridge. As delicious as it was, no one wanted left overs, maybe no one seen them? Not wanting to go to waste I decided to use it for lunch and dinner in the same day. Simply marinating and grilling the chicken was use #1 for our chicken, #2 was chicken Cesar pitas.

Chicken Cesar Pitas:
6 oz Grilled Chicken
2 Cups Super Greens (spinach, bok choy)
3 tbs Hidden Valley Ranch Creamy Parmesan Dressing
1 Josephs Whole Wheat Flax Pita

  • Chop chicken into small cubes
  • Chop Super Greens into manageable bites
  • Mix with Hidden Valley Ranch Creamy Parmesan Dressing
  • Cut Pita in half and fill each half with chicken Cesar salad mixture

I packed this into a lunch with pita chips, fresh cut veggies & Hummus for a healthy lunch on the go for Mama Carol & I.

Now onto use #3 for our chicken.  I’ve been really craving some kind of creamy pasta dish so I decided to use the rest of my grilled chicken along with some left over bacon and make a Grilled Chicken & Bacon Florentine Alfredo.

4 Oz Grilled Chicken Cut into Chunks
4 Strips Cooked chopped bacon
1 Jar Ragu Alfredo Sauce
2 Cups Super Greens (Spinach & Bok Choy)
1 tsp fresh chopped Garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1 Box Penne Pasta

  •  Heat oil and saute chopped garlic. 
  •  Remove garlic but leave oil
  •  Saute Chicken & Bacon together in left over oil to heat through
  •  Add Super Greens and saute til gently wilted
  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • Drain pasta
  • Toss with desired amount of Alfredo sauce
  • Top with chicken, bacon, & spinach
  • Enjoy!




0 thoughts on “Chicken 3 Ways”

  • Great ideas...but as I was a food safety officer years ago - could you add a bit about reheating until at least 76 degrees for 5 minutes please.
  • I love BBQ's. Hubs doesn't like them so we've not had a BBQ meal since we married! Nowadays I do think more about the carcinogenic effect of overcooked food so I'm not as bothered about them, even the aroma of one would have me running pretty fast in the direction of the grill! I used to love to BBQ skewered veg and cheese, marinated in a simple mediterranean home made marinade. Yum!

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