2 Healthy leftover chicken recipes that can be made in under 30 minutes
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Did you enjoy a rotisserie chicken and are now looking for some healthy leftover chicken recipes? Using leftover chicken is not only a good way to stretch your food budget, but it is a great way to create a hearty and delicious meal with a variety of low calorie vegetables.
Using leftovers from a rotisserie chicken or baking or grilling a few extra chicken breasts or thighs, can make meal prep the rest of the week easier. Dice the cooked chicken into small pieces right away and you can quickly put together delicious and healthy meals after a busy day.
Spicy Chicken Enchiladas and Chicken & Vegetable Fried Rice
What I like most about both of these healthy leftover chicken recipes is that many substitutions and additions can be made depending on what you have in your refrigerator. You can easily increase your vegetable intake by adding a few more chopped vegetables when sauteéing the vegetables that are already in the recipe. Both of these recipes are very flexible. I have added an additional two cups of vegetables, such as chopped celery, zucchini, garlic, kale, and corn, with delightful results. No, I'm not the sneaky chef by adding vegetables on the sly. I just don't get hung up on having all the ingredients, but trust that the sauce, chicken, and spices will pull it all together. With these two mouth-watering recipes, it works like a dream.
Yield: 6 servings
Nutrition facts per serving (287 grams)
1 serving = 2 tortillas
Calories: 328, 8.3g fat, 32g carbohydrate, 32g protein, 6.1g dietary fiber
Garnished with sliced fresh green onion in recipe photo.
Green enchilada sauce or green chili sauce works well in this recipe.
If you use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas, consider using the low carb style to control calories, carbs, and possibly sodium.
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Yield: 4 servings
Nutrition facts per serving (170 grams)
Calories: 314, 8.3g fat, 33g carbohydrate, 27g protein, 3.8g dietary fiber
You can save time by using packaged garlic or ginger paste.
Toasted sesame oil is especially delicious in this recipe.
Sake can be substituted for rice vinegar.
Peanut oil is a great tasting substitute for canola oil for sauteing.
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