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October 4, 2012 3:22 PM
I can't cook to save my life and it's about time that I start. Depending on the food available in my uni isn't a good idea since most of it is junk food. I need some easy chicken recipes. Preferably things I can make that will last me a few days so I can just take it with me for lunch when I leave home on mornings.
October 4, 2012 3:25 PM
Six boneless chicken breasts
One large jar of salsa
Crock pot over night on low
October 4, 2012 3:32 PM
1lb chicken breasts
24 grapes
2 stalks celery
2T light mayo
2T light sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Chop breasts into smaller pieces and boil for 10 mins and cool - chop into bite-size pieces
Chop grapes and celery

Add all ingredients together and chill

This will make about 4 servings of about 140 cals, 8g carbs, 5g fat, 23g protein.
October 4, 2012 3:38 PM
How does that taste O_o doesn't look like the chicken is going to have much flavour
October 4, 2012 3:46 PM
October 4, 2012 3:49 PM
If you're referring to my salsa chicken, I forgot to mention that you mash up the chicken in the morning. You can add some Texas Pete, too if you like. Taste depends on your salsa choice.
October 4, 2012 3:54 PM
Edited by horses7777 On October 4, 2012 3:55 PM
October 4, 2012 3:55 PM

Six boneless chicken breasts
One large jar of salsa
Crock pot over night on low

I have a friend that makes this for potlucks. She serves it with flour tortillas and cheese. It is delicious.
October 4, 2012 3:57 PM
Oh Honey, when my 19 year old Cal Poly student went back to school I made sure he knew how to cook beans, make salsa & guacamole, simmer chicken in a croc pot (it really is that easy in a croc pot w/salsa) and his specialty: breaded chicken tenders. Get with other people in your dorm & learn from/with them! Make it fun! Bring over some cupcakes & share ideas! Best of luck to you!!
Edited by lstnlondry On October 4, 2012 3:58 PM
October 4, 2012 4:00 PM
Boneless skinless thighs or flatten breasts. Salt, pepper, garlic, Put in oven @ 350 for 30 minutes or until done (not pink). DONE
If you can cook in a skillet pan, cook them in there. DONE
If you have a grill, grill them DONE

Great thing is you can add that chicken to whatever and it will work.
Put some hot sauce on it
Put some terryaki sauce on it
Put some BBQ sauce on it
Put some (insert favorite sauce) on it
October 4, 2012 4:14 PM
In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil.

Chop and gently fry (we're softening, not browning) 2 onions. With some garlic, if possible

Turn the heat up and;

Add 6 chicken breasts, cut into chunks, and stir until they are a little coloured.

Pour in 3 cans of chopped tomatoes. And some concentrated chicken stock

Then add whatever vegetables and seasoning mix you like and can find cheaply. So for instance; curry spices, cauliflower, potatoes ( good hot or cold, with rice) . Lots of beans, a mexican spice mix, for chilli (good hot with baked potato or rice, goog cold with rice) ; Italian seasoning and if possible some extra basil and some olives for Italian style (good hot or cold with pasta). Chorizo and butter beans, paprika, for Spanish. In England we just stew any old stuff, so say dried mixed herbs, carrots, parsnips, mushrooms...

Anyway just bake or crockpot your choice - about an 1-1/2 hours in an oven at 180. Fresh bread goes well with any of these, hot or cold. For your lunches, you could add salad veg like tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, salad leaves, beetroot to your mix of leftovers.
October 4, 2012 4:52 PM
Put wax paper down. Sprinkle with shredded parmessan cheese....the good kind in a tub, not jarred. Roll chicken in it and bake!!! Awesome!!! 350 for oh about 30-40 minutes depending on size.
October 4, 2012 5:08 PM
All of these suggestions sound awesome! I'll try them soon. Thanks :D

October 4, 2012 5:14 PM
Chicken Wrap - cook chicken, assemble with greens and feta later

This is superfast and tasty. Go easy on the butter or use a small amount of canola oil instead.

Chicken with leeks and sundried tomatoes:

Chicken with veggies - make sure you season the chicken well or it's pretty bland
October 4, 2012 5:15 PM
2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle of franks hot sauce
1 packet of hidden valley ranch dry mix
crock pot

trim chicken of fat, score outsides to let sauce seep into chicken. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with ranch mix. pour whole bottle of franks over chicken. Cook on low for 4 hours. You can either leave the chicken whole or shred and put on rolls for chicken sandwhiches. Under 200 calories with out bread : )
October 4, 2012 5:20 PM
Get a bottle of jerk chicken sauce or marinade.
cut up the chicken however you want.

chop up onion and 4-5 garlic cloves and jalapeno if you like the heat and marinade the chicken with the sauce covered tightly ( i use a baggy) in the fridge, over night. the next day, whenever you can cook it,...if you have an oven, put it in a pyrex dish covered at 350F for an hour. or until done. SO GOOD!! with roti, with bread, with tortilla, with rice..

if you dont have an oven, then cook it all in a frying pan on the stove, cover until done flowerforyou
October 4, 2012 5:33 PM
This is my favorite chicken recipe right now. It's fast, easy, and leftovers can be eaten shredded and served in tortillas as soft tacos, or with pasta or rice, using the sauce that it makes. Cook all 6 at once and freeze what you won't use in the next few days. Yummy, yummy stuff, and low in calories, too!
October 4, 2012 5:40 PM
Just wanted to say thanks for posting this. I just bought some chicken breasts today and have no clue what to do with them!
October 4, 2012 6:00 PM
1.) Boneless chicken + Salsa = amazing.

You're a college kid like me. You can get cans of boneless chicken (for cheap), nice can of salsa, a pack whole wheat tortillas and it'll last. Maybe get some queso and spread on top (not too much though).

2.) Chicken + oven and any seasoning/sauce = amazing

Doesn't take that long. I like Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce or Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper seasoning. Have this with broccoli or mixed veggies (freezer packs, more bang for the buck).
October 4, 2012 6:33 PM
My husband just made chicken this evening:

Boneless chicken breast, sprinkled on top with montreal chicken spice and then baked in the oven. Had it tonight with mashed fauxtatoes (made with cauliflower instead of potatoes).

Another way we have chicken is a whole chicken baked in the oven. Before I put it in, I pour a mixture of soy sauce and lemon juice over it (not the best for sodium, but you could get low sodium soy sauce). Every little while, pull it out and baste it with the soy sauce/lemon juice at the bottom of the pan from when you poured it over.

Hope that helps, otherwise, the only other thing that I do that's easy is Jane's pre-cooked chicken (just needs heating in the microwave) and I make a wrap with it with strawberry/mango salsa.
October 4, 2012 7:31 PM
Chicken and Rice Casserole

3-4 Chicken Breasts
1 cup rice
1 cup water
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 pkg dry onion soup mix

Mix soups, water and rice in a glass baking dish. Place chicken breasts on top. Put dry onion soup mix on top of other ingredients. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (add water if needed). Great with a veggie on the side!
October 4, 2012 7:41 PM
Start a fire, preferably outside, season some chicken to taste (I like Mrs Dash) put chicken over fire until cooked but for Pete's sake don't overcook it til its all dry and hard.

Then you can use it for anything. I grill a bunch and freeze it to use later. Forty seconds in the microwave and you can use it in omlets, on a tortilla, with pasta, sliced up on a sandwich, next to rice, just by itself.
October 4, 2012 7:42 PM
Sweetheart chicken is good with almost anything on it but the most simple recipes If you have time let it marinade if not that's fine but go to the store and try new seasonings....Seasonings make a difference and bake that chicken there are hundreds of seasonings so you have a lot of different choices also get some marinades but if you season it over night and bake it or marinade it over night and bake makes a big difference...Simple and great tasting
October 4, 2012 7:44 PM

Six boneless chicken breasts
One large jar of salsa
Crock pot over night on low

Sounds awesome
October 4, 2012 7:45 PM
Thanks :)

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