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#1 Guest_HopeFaithLove_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

I have about 3/4 of an already cooked chicken that I want to use to make something healthy for dinner.  Any ideas original.gif

#2 caesie'n'linc

Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

Stir fry
Chicken & vege pie
Pasta bake
Cold or hot chicken & salad...possibly on bread rolls/wraps

#3 Blue nose bug

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

chicken and something (veg of choice) crepe? Asparagus would be my choice.



#4 Ermy

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

HopeFaithLove, I came in here to post the exact same question.

I have two cooked cold chickens, they were on sale at the supermarket yesterday.

I was thinking maybe a burrito type thing.  Just need to convince the children to eat it.




#5 Working_Mummy

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

Big Teaspoon of curry powder, Big Table Spoon of Chutney, Tin of evap milk
Flour to make a nice textured sauce.

Heat the chicken in the sauce for a really simple but really yummy basic curry even the kids will eat.

#6 Katia09

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

Risotto, with semi dried tomatoes

#7 Pssst...

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

Donna Hay's Chicken, Lime and Coriander quesadillas are really good:

75g cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 long green chilli, seeded
3 green onions, finely sliced
2 cups coarsely chopped cooked chicken
sea salt and cracked pepper
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1 cup grated cheddar
8 small corn or flour tortillas
vegetable oil, for brushing (or spray oil)
lime wedges and tomato, coriander and onion salad to serve

Place cream cheese, lime juice and chilli in a bowl and mix well.  Stir through onion, chicken and salt and pepper.  Spread the chicken mixture over half the tortillas.  Top with coriander, cheddar and remaining tortillas and brush/spray both sides with a little oil.  Preheat a char-grill pan or barbecue to medium and cook the filled quesadillas for 2 minutes each side or until warmed through and crisp on the outside.  Serve with lime wedges and tomato, coriander and onion salad.  Serves 2

You could use low fat cream cheese, cheddar and tortillas if you wished.  And you can also easily control the amount of oil you use.  The green chillis aren't usually too hot but you can omit if cooking for kids.

The other recipe we make with cooked chicken is this one:

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17717/white+chilli+chicken

We leave out the chilli so our little one can eat it.  And we usually do rice or tortillas, not both.

#8 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

Saute some veggies like onion, carrot & celery.

Boil some penne pasta.

Tear the chicken up into strips, combine everything together and season.

Yum!

#9 Bel Rowley

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

I'll second Pssst's suggestion, those quesadillas are DELICIOUS. You can adapt the recipe for whatever you and your kids like too - serve with guacamole, add vegies in with the chicken & cream cheese mix, whatever takes your fancy.

#10 Guest_HopeFaithLove_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for all of the great suggestions  biggrin.gif

I ended up making a pasta bake which was not only yummy but heaps of it!  So one for dinner and one for the freezer  wink.gif

#11 jayskette

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:16 PM

wraps are the best! add cold bbq chicken, some salsa/tomato sauce, salads eg lettuce/shredded carrot/mushrooms/olives YUM




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