Some days it’s nearly impossible to get dinner on the table, isn’t it?
It’s nice to have a plan for the busy days when you have only thirty minutes (or less!) to prepare a healthy, economical, and family-pleasing meal.
One thing I do that saves me significant time during the week is to fill the grill with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Just once. Lots of chicken. Grill them all! It doesn’t take any longer than grilling just four or five.
Then, we have grilled chicken for dinner that night, but…. I CHOP ALL THE REST OF THE CHICKEN AND FREEZE IT. I fill sandwich baggies with the chopped chicken (about two cups per baggie), then put all the little bags into a larger freezer bag. When I need a quick meal, I pull a sandwich bag out of the freezer. We use the chicken for quick and easy pitas, burritos, tacos, pasta, and the list goes on.
For example, you can add the chicken to a skillet, along with a chopped zucchini,
add some tomato sauce, salt, and pepper,
then stir into a pasta of your choice and sprinkle some parmesan over the top.
You can use white pasta, if that is what your family prefers, but might I suggest mixing white with whole wheat pasta? I don’t think your children will be able to tell the difference.
Dinner is served, in less than thirty minutes!
What’s your favorite summer cooking tip?
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