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How to Cook For the Week?
Chicken Chile Verde is a once a week cooking preparation. Prepare it early in the week and you can use the shredded chicken to create other meals, such as Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (second day recipe) or Chicken Piccata (third day recipe), later that week.
Let’s see what ingredients we need to make a Chicken Chile Verde, and two other chicken recipes with the same chicken you cook once and eat all week healthy.
Ingredients We Need for Cook Once Eat All Week, the Chicken Chile Verde:
1 Pound Boneless Chicken Breasts
1 Pound Boneless Chicken Thighs
1 Jar (12 Ounce) Salsa Verde
1 Tsp Ground Cumin
1 Tsp Dried Oregano
Salt and Pepper
Method of Preparing Cook the Chicken Chile Verde Step by Step:
Add chicken to slow cooker, and add the other ingredients on top. Cook in slow cooker on low setting for 5-6 hours. Shred chicken and divide it to several portions as you need according to you family size.
For Instant Pot, add all ingredients to the Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes, and then allow pressure to naturally release for at least 10 more minutes before doing a quick release.
Shred the chicken and divide them in portions. For portioning the meal for the week, keep them in zip lock bags as you need according to your family size.
Once your chicken is shredded, mix it with half of the cheese and the chiles.
Serve over rice or wrap in tortillas! You can also stuff your sandwiches with it, a lettuce and ketchup!
How to Make Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (second recipe):
These Chicken Enchiladas are the creamiest and cheesiest meals that you already plan! They are flour tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken, cheese, and mild green chiles.
Top your enchiladas with creamy sauce and bubbly cheese, and enjoy! Let’s make a list and go for the ingredients.
Ingredients You Need to Prepare Creamy Chicken Enchiladas:
8 Flour Tortillas (Can Use Gluten-Free or Low-Carb Tortillas)
3 Cups Cooked, Shredded Chicken (4 Thin Chicken Breasts)
2 Cups Monterey Jack Cheese, Shredded
3 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
2 Cups Chicken Broth or Stock
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 4 Oz. Cans Diced Green Chiles
Method of Preparing Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Step by Step:
Mix chicken, 1 cup cheese, and 1 can of chilies. Warm your tortillas slightly in the microwave, wrapped in paper towels for about 30 seconds.
Add about 1/3 cup on each tortilla, adjust the portion. Roll it up, and place in pan.
In a sauce pan, on medium heat, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth.
Heat until the mixture turns thick and bubbly. Turn down heat to low or simmer. Stir in sour cream and the cream sauce. Keep it smooth.
Pour the smooth gravy over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese and second can of chiles.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is melting to a bubbly texture. If needed, broil for 3 min until the cheese is golden.
How to Make Chicken Piccata (Third Recipe):
Chicken Piccata is a lemon flavored yummy dish! It carries just a little lemon zest for a tangy and bold lemon flavor. Here are the ingredients you need to make delightful and buttery lemon Chicken Piccata. So, cook once eat all week healthy!
Ingredients You Need to Make Chicken Piccata:
4 Boneless Thinly Sliced Chicken Breasts
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
3 Tbsp. Diced Onion
1 Tsp Minced Garlic
1 Lemon, Juiced
Grated Lemon Zest (from the Outer Skin of the Lemon)
1/3 Cup Chicken Broth, Low Sodium
1 Tbsp. Capers, Rinsed Well and Dried
2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter (or Ghee or Coconut Oil)
1 Lemon, Very Thinly Sliced (Optional, for Garnish)
Method of Preparing Lemon Chicken Piccata Step by Step:
In a large skillet on medium-high heat, heat olive oil until simmering. Add the chicken breasts and sauté for 4 minutes on each side. For the best sear, do not flip the chicken more than once.
Remove chicken breasts to a plate or platter, covering loosely with foil. Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and chicken broth, stirring until smooth. Simmer until bubbly.
Remove the skillet from heat and add butter and capers. Using tongs, dip each chicken breast into the sauce, coating both sides. Serve with slices of lemon as garnish, optional.
A little effort of preparing the main ingredients ahead of time can save a lot! Isn’t it amazing that you can transform the same chicken into several fabulous dishes quickly and feed the family? It saves all that prep work and time you ever can think of.
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