Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Make Ahead Dinners

This week the Spousal Equivalent is working a whole lot of overtime.  This means that the dinner turn around will be tight.

So what did I do?  I pre-made some chicken!  Want the recipe?

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken


  • one onion, chopped
  • a bag of frozen chicken tenders (you know... from the store's freezer section), thawed
  • chopped garlic
  • 1 can low fat, low sodium chicken stock
  • spices
  1. Place the thawed chicken in the bottom of a crock pot.
  2. cook the onion and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until they soften and brown a bit. 
  3. add some spices (salt, pepper, spice blend... I used Mrs. Dash) to the onions and cook it for a minute more.  
  4. deglaze the pan with the chicken stock
  5. add the whole skillet full to the chicken
  6. slap the lid on the crock pot and cook on low for 3-5 hours
  7. When the chicken is done, remove the chicken, shred it, and put it back into the broth.
Easy Peasy!

If I wanted to make it Mexican themed, I'd swap out some of the stock for tequila, use a packet of taco seasonings and some lime juice on the chicken.

Currently sitting in my fridge is a LARGE bowl of shredded chicken.  I plan on adding it to stir fry, or making chicken tacos, or putting it on homemade pizza.

but because it's already cooked, it saved me a load of time!

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