Food

Cook One Chicken, Enjoy it 7 Ways!

If you’re busy during the week, it can be tough to prep a new meal every night. Your to-do list is probably never-ending, and hey, who doesn’t appreciate a few spare minutes to relax?

Rachael’s got a strategy, just for situations like these. She says, “I love rollover cooking. If you cook something simple like a poached chicken, you can roll it into two meals…”

Genius!

On top of the benefits to your free time, cooking a whole chicken is much less expensive than buying boneless, skinless poultry. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average price difference of about $2 per pound.

For the sake of time (and money!), let’s get started! Make this rollover recipe first…

Poached Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

Then try out a few of these – you’re already on your way!

1. Pizza! Chicken Caesar Pizzas

2. Comforting Chicken Soup: Chicken and Snap Pea Soup with Leeks

3. Stir-Fry: Spicy Cashew Chicken and Broccoli with Rice or Long Egg Noodles

4. A Rice Dish: Pilaf with Spinach and Garlic

5. A Mexican-Inspired Masterpiece: Chicken Suizas Quesadilla Cakes

6. A Healthier Chicken Salad: Curry Chicken Salad

7. Spicy Thai: “Thai It” Chicken Noodles with Lettuce, Chiles and Basil

What are your favorite rollover recipes? Tell us in the comments!

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