Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chicken Three Easy Ways Part Two and Three

I'm telling you what, making all that chicken on one day saved me hours of cooking for the rest of the week.  On day two of the chicken we had chicken nachos, super easy, you don't even have to turn on the stove if you don't want, I'm sure you could microwave the chicken if you like.  The kids thought this was awesome.  Nachos for dinner?  I thought it was pretty awesome too.  The third night I had planned to make a shepherds pie, but unexpectedly we had a kid free evening so went for Mexican again.  Most of the time my kids won't touch stuff like this so it was nice for us to have something we like.  I made chicken Mexican rice.  I served it with a side of lettuce and some leftover tortilla chips.  It was super yummy and took about twenty minutes.  So while I only expected this to be food for three days we had a ton of rice left over so we had chicken and rice burritos last night.  So four nights of food!  I can't wait to do this again.  I'm loving just being able to throw something together in a hurry.  Here are the recipes.

Chicken Nachos

1/3 of cooked chicken
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sage
1 tsp Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipolte
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
shredded lettuce
shredded cheese
sour cream
tortilla chips

In a hot pan combine chicken and all seasonings, cook for ten minutes or until heated through.  Lay nachos on plate and put 1/2 c shredded cheese on top.  Place in microwave for 30 seconds to melt cheese.  Layer black beans, salsa, lettuce and sour cream on top.  Enjoy!

Chicken and Mexican Rice

2 1/2 c rice cooked to instructions (I don't use instant, but you could)
1/3 of leftover chicken
2 tsp cumin
1 jar salsa
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 chopped onion

To cooked rice add all ingredients and cook until warmed through.
Serve with a side of lettuce and tortilla chips and top with cheese and sour cream if desired.  You can also use this as a burrito filling.


  1. These recipes look so delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I could tear into those nachos right now, I think I'm drooling. YUM!