Monday, March 12, 2012

{shredded chicken...the answer to everything!}

Hi. Yes, I'm back.

So this is the space issue I have:

So because of that, every recipe I share on here will be very easy to make. I'm working with limited kitchen appliances (dorm floor kitchen) and basic pots & pans.

This idea is not only for people with Celiac, but everyone!  All you need is:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • a sharp knife
  • a pot
  • a cutting board
  • a stove

Step 1: After filling the pot with water, let it come to a boil. During this time, take out the chicken and put it on the cutting board. Cut off any fatty pieces and then slice each in half. 

Step Two: Once the water is boiling, place in the chicken. (Since my pot is so small, I put in fours halves the first go-around, and four halves the second time.)

It took my pieces about 8-10 minutes to fully cook. It could depend on the size of the pot or size/thickness of the make sure to check!  If it's pink in the center, throw them back in for a few more minutes.

Step Three: Once the chicken is cooked, let it cool on the cutting board before you start shredding. 

Step Four: Shred!

Step Five: Place them in Ziploc bags and freeze them.

This is such a smart thing to do at the beginning of the week. If you're always on-the-go, it's such an easy way to get a little extra protein in each meal.  I plan on using some of this chicken in a salad, a pesto pasta dish, and bbq chicken pizza :)

Last-minute tips: remember you'll be working with raw meat. To avoid salmonella, make sure you clean the cutting board and surrounding surfaces very well before you place the cooked chicken on there.

There you have it! :)  I promise I'll get better at blogging.

Edited to add:  Here's my homemade bbq chicken pizza!

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