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5 simple recipes to make with leftover cooked chicken

If you want to save time on your meal preparation, try this great idea that we love at Healthy Mummy HQ – pre-cook some chicken to use for the whole week.

It doesn’t mean you need to eat the same lunch every day either. Far from it!

In fact this week mum of four Yan Cai has stepped up to the challenge of preparing 5 tasty meals using leftover cooked chicken breast.

And what a great range of colourful nutritious meals she has prepared! Some recipes are from the website, and some are from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

5 simple recipes to make with leftover cooked chicken

Yan is a mum of four girls aged, 18, 12, 3 and 2.

Yan says, “I’ve been on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for nearly 2 years, and have lost 1.12st. Every day I’m trying to think of simple nutritious meals to cook.

“When I want to save time in the kitchen I like to poach a few chicken breasts for the week. The Healthy Mummy has taught me to get back into the kitchen to save time and money.”

Here are Yan’s five delicious meals, all made with leftover chicken breast.

1. Chicken and Vegetable Pies

Chicken and Vegetable Pies

“We all love pies and this recipe for healthy individual chicken and vegetable pies (recipe HERE) is a quick and easy way to use your leftover chicken.”

2. Speedy Chicken Salad

Speedy Chicken Salad

This light and refreshing speedy chicken salad is bright and vibrant. It’s perfect for a quick and easy lunch.”

This recipe is available to members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

3. Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice

Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice

“If you’re craving a quick take away style meal, this easy chicken and pineapple fried rice will always please the family.” Recipe HERE.

4. Chicken Wrap with Celery and Walnuts

Chicken Wrap With Celery and Walnuts

“This yummy chicken wrap with celery and walnuts is so quick to put together. Fresh simple ingredients but they’re so tasty. My 12 year old loves this one.”

This recipe is available to members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

5. Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul

Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul

“Recently I have been preparing a roast chicken dinner on a Sunday, and I save one breast and the bones. I use those to make stock for chicken soup the next day.

“The name of this dish says it all, chicken noodle soup for the soul. It’s very warming and nourishing, a great one when you’re not feeling well.”

Recipe HERE.

Haven’t got any chicken? You could also make many similar meals using leftover roast beef or pork if you preferred.

“Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult,” Yan reminds us. “These are simple and tasty meals the whole family can enjoy. I love knowing that they are eating well.’

We hope you are all feeling inspired to save time AND money next week by following Yan’s lead. Pre-cooking and meal planning for the week is a surefire way to ensure you and the family all eat well.

Save time, money on groceries and lose weight on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

If you are inspired to nail your meal prepping skills and are keen to follow a healthy eating meal plan, master your culinary skills and tackle your weight – then be sure to check out our  28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has been able to help thousands and thousand of mums lose weight, blast belly fat and improve their overall health through healthy eating plans and exercise programs.

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:
  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!

Check it out HERE

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