Whether you're a bachelor, a student, a single parent or a family in a hurry, quick meals have mass appeal. With just a simple can of chicken breast as a foundation, you can create tasty meals and snacks that are both satisfying and nutritious.
Things You'll Need
- INGREDIENTS FOR 3 RECIPES
- Canned Chicken Breast (Tyson)
- Macaroni & Cheese (Kraft)
- Canned Sweet Peas
- Chopped Nuts
- Halved Grapes
- Boiled Egg
- Tortilla Chips
- Favorite Mex Cheese Blend
- Squeeze Lime
To make an easy macaroni casserole...prepare your favorite macaroni and cheese per box instructions. I prefer to use Kraft brand pastas. Once the pasta is cooked, combine pasta and cheese packet in casserole dish. Add one can of all-white chicken breast (Tyson is consistently good in quality and taste) and one can of your preferred sweet peas. Mix all ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. You may want to microwave your dish should you prefer a warmer temperature due to the chicken and peas being combined with the pasta post cooking.
To make a delicious chicken salad sandwich...combine all-white chicken breast (canned), boiled egg, chopped onions, nuts and grape halves with minimal mayonnaise and even less mustard (optional)in a medium bowl. Salt and Pepper to taste and spoon on to a thin bed of crisp greens on a lightly mayonnaised croissant. Refrigerate leftover chicken salad for a quick sandwich tomorrow or place on crackers for a tasty snack.
To make a quick and yummy snack...layer a microwaveable plate with tortilla chips, spoon one half can of all-white chicken breast over chips, layer with your favorite mexican blend of shredded cheeses. Place in microwave for 30-45 seconds. Remove plate and add diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro and generously squeezed lime with salt and pepper to taste. This one's a crowd pleaser and so very easy!
Tips & Warnings
- Use a fork to break up large chunks of chicken BEFORE adding it to your dish.
- Change up these quick canned chicken recipes by adding your favorite ingredients to make them your own and keep them fresh with variety.
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