Heads up on a cool new product. After my Mum's recent fall I needed some SUPER quick protein packed meals. We had enough stress going on that I just didn't want to have to think about much more. This week's savior has been Hillshire Farms Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breasts. They come in three flavors: Original, Italian Style and Garlic & Herb.
I found them in the refrigerated meat section near bacon in my supermarket. They come in a box and inside are two microwave-safe pouches. You just toss the pouch in the microwave and nuke for 60-65 seconds, let it stand in microwave for 1 minute then carefully remove chicken from the pouch (it gets steamy so be careful.)
Each breast is 120 calories and 19 grams of protein.
They are great for a quickie stir fry, just slice and toss in a pan with some chopped veggies and a dash of soy sauce OR chop them on top on top of salad greens with a dollop of salsa and sprinkle with cheese for a easy taco salad OR make my Quick & Healthier Chicken Cordon Bleu with them...
Shelly's Quick & Healthier Chicken Cordon Bleu
1 Hillshire Farms Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast (any flavor, I used Garlic & Herb)
2 or 3 Mushrooms, sauteed
1 slice Deli Ham
1 slice Swiss
dash of Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper
Saute mushrooms till golden. Set aside. Cook chicken per package instructions.
Place on a foil lined baking sheet. Top chicken with slice of ham, the sauteed mushrooms and place Swiss on top. Sprinkle with seasonings and place under the broiler till cheese is bubbly about 2 minutes.
They would be great with any hot veggie side. I served it with sliced cucumbers and a dollop of Greek yogurt with a dash of oregano.
If I still worked in an office these would be especially great. I remember everyone converging on the one microwave in the lunch room, all trying to heat lunches at the same time and having to wait up to 10 minutes per person. If you didn't get in first you had to scoff your food down before your break was over. Not OK post weight loss surgery. Eating fast = the kiss of death. These are so quick to prepare, you'll be 19 grams of protein up before your coworker figures out the instructions on her TV dinner.
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