Creating meal diversity with the same ingredients is an underrated skill, and roast chicken is a staple in my house for its versatility. Switch up the leftovers to create new meals and stay interested in your health goals. Remember, eating should be a fun experience! I want you excited about your meals rather than feeling like you're eating drab meals. If you get brain dead trying to come up with new healthy ideas and recipes, let me make it easy on you! Grab one rotisserie chicken, and let's make four meals:
Shredded Chicken Tacos
Create seasoning with cumin, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
Make a sauce by cooking garlic in olive oil, then toss your spice in and add tomato paste and chicken broth (alternate option to add chicken bullion with water). Reduce sauce to thicken
Cut meat off rotisserie chicken and shred with two forks
Toss chicken in sauce until coated and warmed. If you're pressed for time, you can just use the chicken as is! No need for a sauce (but it is really good).
Put chicken on choice base- this could be corn or almond flour tortilla, lettuce boats, salad, whatever you like!
Top with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, sliced avocado, sliced radish, and some Mexican blend cheese.
In a large pot sauté 2 diced carrots, 1 chopped onion, 10 cloves of garlic, 1-2 cups of mushrooms, and 3 stalks of celery in olive oil for five minutes
Once your vegetables are slightly soft, add a splash of apple cider vinegar, a bundle of Dino kale, and bone broth. I personally like adding 6 cups of low sodium chicken broth with 2 cups of bone broth.
Bring the soup to a boil, add your rotisserie chicken pieces, juice from 2 lemons, and spices. I add salt, pepper, cayenne, turmeric, bay leaves, and sometimes Herbs De Provence or even ground ginger- get creative! Once your soup is boiling turn down to a simmer and stir frequently
Serve after simmering for 10-15 minutes, or keep on simmer until you're ready to serve!
Mediterranean Chicken Sweet Potato Boats
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with foil
Rinse and scrub potatoes to clean them and rub with a little olive oil to bake until they appear really soft when you stab them with a fork (roughly 25-40 minutes)
Slice potatoes lengthwise and add roasted chicken, parsley, tomato hummus, tahini or even some roasted chickpeas to top!
Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a baking dish, toss cauliflower florets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
Back for 20 minutes (until the cauliflower is golden and tender) and then reduce the oven temperature to 350.
Stir together buffalo sauce, green onions, and garlic powder until combined. Set aside.
Toss rotisserie chicken with roasted cauliflower in baking dish and spread your sauce on top
Top with cheddar and gouda and bake until cheese is completely melted and bubbly, 20 minutes
Let cool then top with green onions, chives, and serve with a side of ranch or celery and carrots!
I hope this inspired you to get creative with your meals and get back into the process of actually enjoying your meals! I'd love to know:
Which one of these recipes will you be cooking?
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