I am just going to say it... We eat a lot of Chicken!
I know I am not alone in this, and I know I am not the only one who is short on time on the weeknights. Which is why I came up with these shortcuts to make my chicken inspired meals that much easier to make when time is short!
So first this is going to work best with the chicken that is on sale. You can find chicken thighs, drumsticks and even whole chickens on sale all the time. In fact, most of the time one of them if not all is going to on sale somewhere in your area every week. Which makes this shortcut easy to do whenever you need to stock up!
And what is even cooler...cooking two cookie sheets of chicken thighs takes just a little longer than cooking 4-6 thighs. You just need to make sure you give yourself extra time to store the leftovers.
Scan the sale ads and see what is available this week and go shopping. While you are shopping make sure you have what you need to freeze the leftovers. I use freezer safe resealable bags as when frozen flat they take up minimal space in my freezer.
And once you've got what you need, select the recipe below that works best for your what you bought.
Make a plan!
Once you have your chicken ready to go into the freezer do yourself and make a plan! Look through the recipes below you can quickly and easily make with your shredded chicken and add them to your upcoming meal plan.
And if you are looking for a little inspiration on some easy meal planning check out my Meal Planning Shortcuts to keeping it simple!