Have you ever gotten half way through your work day and realized that you forgot to take something out for dinner but you still wanted to cook a healthy and delicious meal for your family? Happens to me all.the.time! As in, at least 3 times a week all the time. It’s pitiful because I work from home, but I’m busy and it just happens.
The fabulous news is, I’ve been turned on to a product that easily solves this woe and lets me focus on other things. Tyson Grilled & Ready has a line of pre-cooked Chicken that has saved the evening on more than one occasion recently. What I love about it most is that you can buy a few bags, in various flavors, in chunks, strips, or whole breasts and keep them in the freezer. Since they are precooked, you can heat them in the microwave for your healthy creation or heat them up in a pan with some oil like I do. It really takes no time at all…3-5 minutes in the skillet or 3-4 minutes in the microwave.
Wednesday night was no exception. It was almost time to pick Bug up from school when I came to the realization that I hadn’t taken out anything for dinner. The kids would be hungry by about 5:00 and B would be starved by the time he got home. Luckily for me, I had some of the Tyson Southwestern Style Chicken Breast Strips in my freezer. And I had fresh veggies and tortillas. And my family loves fajitas. This was brilliant and the meal was delicious and nutritious.
What You’ll Need
1 bag of frozen Tyson Grilled & Ready Southwestern Style Chicken Breast Strips
1 green bell pepper
1 small onion
1 cup sliced mushrooms
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp Ground Cumin
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (split in half)
Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Soft Flour Tortillas
Simple Cooking Directions
In a large frying pan, pour in 1/4 cup of the Olive Oil, toss in the veggies, sprinkle the cumin and lime juice on the veggies and toss to mix it all up. Cook over medium heat until they are to the desired tenderness (I like mine crisp). Meanwhile, put the other 1/4 cup Olive Oil in another large frying pan, simply toss in the chicken strips and heat until hot and ready (this cut down on prep time considerably as well because I typically make a homemade marinate that I soak my chicken in for about 3 hours before cooking).
I cut up fresh avocado because it pairs perfectly with fajitas, busted out the tortillas and cheese, and served refried beans on the side. My little time saving tip there is to mix a can of refried beans with 1 cup of your favorite salsa to add that restaurant style kick, heat them, and cover them with cheese.
The meal was delicious, packed with protein and vitamins, and best of all, it was super simple and quick for me. I’m keeping Tyson precooked chicken products in my freezer at all times now just in case this happens again. Oh who am I kidding? It happened again on Thursday night but I was able to whip up a delicious Sweet & Sour Chicken over rice with the Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Chunks.
If you’d like to learn more about all of the Tyson Grilled & Ready products, be sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. And next time you’re at Walmart, be sure to pick up a bag or 5 for all of your favorite recipes!
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Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 26 to 7. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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