I talk alot about grass-fed beef, but our other favorite meat is chicken. Sometimes chicken is boring because it does not carry much flavor on its own. But the chicken I just ate for lunch was FAR from boring!
Chicken is a great go-to item because it can be made very quickly. My husband and I usually take leftovers from dinner to eat for lunch the following day. Last night we had some delicious beef stew, but there was not enough left to make up two full lunches. I sent the stew with Dustin, and decided to whip up some chicken for myself.
I do not like to spend much time in the kitchen each evening, so I needed to make this fast. I have found that the quickest way to cook chicken is to dice it first, and then throw it in a hot skillet on the stove. You can do almost anything to season it… last night I decided to cook it in coconut oil with sea salt, black pepper, and a Penzey’s spice mix that I got for FREE! I covered it for about 7 minutes, then checked the temperature, and it was done!
I had some leftover cabbage salad in the fridge, so I tossed that into my lunch bag, and got out of the kitchen!
Lunch was great. Dustin and I will sometimes eat chicken for breakfast too. If it is diced small, and lightly seasoned, it is perfect for on-the-go protein. Pair it with a delicious smoothie, and you’ve got magic.
If you can find pastured, organic chicken, that is WONDERFUL! I cannot find that option at a reasonable price (YET- I’m still researching!), so I purchase fresh chicken from Costco.
Here are a few other Quick Chicken Ideas that you may enjoy:
*Throw in some paleo mayo, grapes, and pickles, and you’ve got chicken salad.
*Pour on some salsa and guac for a Mexican twist.
*Season with just a little sea salt and a pinch of pepper for a milder breakfast option.
*Keep some barbecue sauce in your fridge to pour over diced chicken.
*Throw some mushrooms and onions in the skillet for a wonderful savory combination.
*Add diced bacon to the pan… bacon makes everything yummy!
*Some fresh lemon juice and oregano is the perfect addition for Lemon Chicken.