Split chicken breasts are again on sale this week. Lowes Foods has them for 89 cents a pound. Food Lion has them 97 cents a pound. That's a definite stock up price. So I wanted to share recipes from Mouthful readers who answered my call for easy leftover chicken recipes. If you missed that earlier post, these split chicken breasts are easily roasted or poached on a Sunday and turned into dinners all week.
Reader Felice Bogus shared her recipe for Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas. It just reminded me that dinner doesn't have to be daunting to be delicious. Here are Bogus' instructions:
At its most basic:
shredded cooked chicken
canned black beans, drained and heated
sauteed onions, almost but not quite caramelized
pickled jalapeno slices, drained
shredded Cheddar, or any cheese of choice
tomato and avocado, optional
Set up a make-it-yourself assembly line and griddle away.
Then Mouthful reader eblanchard shared a recipe for BBQ Chicken Pizza. Here are the instructions:
BBQ Chicken pizza
One pizza crust - homemade or store bought
1 1/2 cups of precooked chicken
1/2 -3/4 cup of BBQ sauce
1/4 red onion sliced
2 cups of shredded mozzerella cheese or 1 cup mozzerella/1 cup chedder
Handful of cilantro chopped
Mix chicken with 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce
Spread pizza crust with remaining sauce
Evenly spread chicken and onions over sauce
Sprinkle cheese on and top with cilantro, if desired
Bake at 425 or pizza crust directions until warm and bubbly!
Really flexible...use the cheese you have on hand, good with our without onions.
(Note to readers Felice Bogus and Eblanchard, drop me an e-mail about what kind of cookbook you might like and I'll search what has accumulated under my desk to send one that fits your likes.)